Diya Foundation
SECTOR: Disability
SUB SECTOR: Vocational Training - Mental Disability
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 23 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Karnataka
Issues Addressed:
Services to the intellectually challenged
Supported by:
Work in progress.
Key Trustees:
Ms. Maria Santamaria, Founder & CEO
Ms. Marguerita Lobo, Managing Trustee
Mr. Gerald D'Souza, Secretary
Col. Michael Angelo, Trustee
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 78.3% Highest: 99.6% Lowest: 39.3%
Average: Rs2 cr Highest: Rs12 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
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Uplifting the Intellectually Challenged
  • Initially Diya Foundation started with just vocational training for the in 1999. The founder envisioned a space for the intellectually challenged to grow independent, acquire skills and be productive through the NGO's life oriented Career Education Program.
  • Programs: i) Diya Foundation's flagship training program involves training an intellectually challenged beneficiary employability skills, life skills and socio-personal skills; the Career Education Program also provides internships and job placements to their trainees. ii) Capacity building workshops are undertaken by the NGO for parents of the trainees and their staff. iii) Assisted Living Program of Diya Foundation is another initiative that helps their beneficiaries learn to pack/unpack their own bags, discuss and plan their meals, clean and maintain the home, interact and plan leisure time, look after visitors, and engage in team building.
71 lac
59 lac
Source : Audit Report 2019
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