Works to alleviate poverty and empower the underprivileged through its projects regarding education, the differently-abled, vocational training, health, institutional care, and women empowerment

  • Started: 1979
  • New Delhi, Delhi


Deepalaya is active in the space of child development and works to empower children, especially girls and specially abled, to flourish and do well in Read morelife. It also works to empower the poor in both urban and rural areas, making them self-sufficient through its projects. It runs multiple initiatives to impact children and adults favourably in the space of education, healthcare, women empowerment, skilling, institutional care and specially abled.


  • Skill Development
  • Gender
  • Specially Abled
  • Education
  • Health

Sub Sectors

  • Vocational Training
  • Women Empowerment
  • Youth
  • Self-run Learning Centre
  • Informal Education
  • Formal Education
  • Girl Child

Demographies Served

  • Youth
  • Women
  • Children
  • Girls
  • Specially Abled


Deepalaya has impacted society by educating 3,71,556, providing healthcare to 13,68,192, providing institutional care to 1812, empowering 18173 women in 400+ villages, establishing 18,173 self-help groups and 8,411 enterprises, rehabilitating 4766 differently abled children and providing 23, 545 people with vocational training.


  • Healthcare Programmes

    Mewat, South West Delhi
    Delhi, Haryana

    Deepalaya's Community Health programme focuses on spreading awareness of preventive health practices among rural communities and works on providing healthcare to the poor through its many projects. The Chameli Dewan Memorial Rural Health & Mobile Clinic in Gusbethi is a clinic established in a van that visits numerous villages, providing health check-ups and primary health treatment.

  • Vocational Training Programmes

    In order to provide skills that can help underprivileged youth become self-sufficient and find jobs, Deepalaya runs several vocational training programmes in its centres. These programmes include vocational training in IT, Beauty, Tailoring, Web Designing, and computer software.

  • Institutional Care Programmes


    The Deepalaya Institutional Centre provides shelter, food, clothing, and care to street and run-away children, victims of child abuse, children of lifetime convicts, children of HIV/AIDS positive parents, children of sex workers and other vulnerable children.

    The institution currently has 19 girls and 46 boys residing in separate hostels. It also offers regular healthcare, counselling sessions, healthy-living classes such as yoga and meditation, a playground, education, vocational training and special needs programmes helping with anger management issues and personality disorders.

  • Women Empowerment Programmes


    In order to empower women, Deepalaya has helped form self-help groups for the underprivileged, where each participant contributes a fixed amount. These self-help groups have boosted women's confidence, encouraging them to operate bank accounts, read, write, and start micro-enterprises. Because of this initiative, women have become more independent, the literacy rate of girl children has increased, women have begun to fight alcoholism and there is increased respect towards women in communities.

    In addition, there is a decrease in incidents of child marriage, female foeticide, and domestic violence. Deepalaya also partnered with Amway India to initiate the "Sanitary Napkin Project" which helps women become entrepreneurs and manufacture economical sanitary pads, empowering women and making sanitary napkins more affordable to the poor. It has helped them set up machines, understand the manufacturing process, and also market the napkins.

  • Education Programmes

    South Delhi, North West Delhi, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Saharanpur, South West Delhi, Mewat
    Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh

    In order to complement the education that children receive in Government schools, Deepalaya has established numerous learning centres. In addition, it has set up two formal schools. In both the schools and learning centres, Deepalaya aims to help the children develop holistically, focusing not only on academics but also on various talents such as dance, music, sports and art.

    Further, Deepalaya has adopted a 'Positive Discrimination to the Girl Child’ policy. Thus, it actively identifies girls who are not in school and encourages them and their families to enrol them in school. It offers incentives in the education fees and provides admission to the boys of the family only if the parents enrol the girl child.

    Additionally, Deepalaya began an initiative called the Father and Daughter Alliance, which aims to involve fathers in their daughters' education and encourage them to be actively involved in their daughters' daily work, homework and class assignments.

  • Programmes for Specially Abled

    ‘Sambhav Project – Mainstreaming the Differently abled’ is an initiative for children with various disabilities like Intellectual Disability, Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, Autism, Hearing and Speech Impairment, Muscular Dystrophy and other physical impairments.

    The programme works to make them self-reliant and helps them enter mainstream society. Deepalaya helps children learn how to perform daily activities such as sitting, standing, wearing clothes, etc, in addition to basic education such as reading, writing, comprehending communication, and responding.

    Children are provided with speech therapy and involved in extra-curricular classes like sports, games, dance, music, crafts, and art, The programme has a team of Special Educators, Physiotherapists, Speech Therapists, and Occupational therapists to assess each child at the time of enrollment and develop Individualized Education Plans (IEP) for each child. Each child is then guided individually, based on this customized goal.

Impact Metrics

  • Boys enrolled in formal education

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2015 683
    • 2016 59
    • 2017 1545
    • 2018 1652
  • Girls enrolled in formal education

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2015 900
    • 2016 41
    • 2017 913
    • 2018 993

Leadership Team

  • Y Chackochan


  • Dr. George John

    Chief Executive

  • T.M. Abraham


Registration Details

  • PAN Card


  • Registration ID
    S 11359
  • VO ID / Darpan ID
  • 12A


  • 80G

    DIT(E) 2011-12/D-345/109

  • FCRA



Project Location


46, Institutional Area, D Block, Janakpuri

Projects in States

West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi

Other Details

  • Type & Sub Type


  • Employees



Financial Details

 Income / Expenses
Program Expenses
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