Diya School right from its inception, addressed the needs
Diya School right from its inception, addressed the needs of the following categories of children:
(i) The Rag Pickers Children who spent their day collecting wrappers and paper off the streets.
(ii) Children of nomadic parentage.
(iii) Children whose parents were towards the bottom end of poverty.
In the First year, thirty children from Nursery class to class Two begun their schooling. In 2011, the number of children attending school reached forty five.
There is a considerable increase in the number of students with each passing year and we hope this increase will continue.
The attendance of these children has remained excellent and well beyond the expectations. The response of parents after the initial apprehension has been extremely supportive; ensuring children regularly attend the school.
After the completion of first three years of successful provision for the street kids, Diya extended the facility to nomadic children and admitted fifteen such children into nursery in the year of 2013.
Following the successful achievements for the nomadic children from 2013-15, Diya will extend facility to children whose parents are towards the bottom end of poverty in 2016
Diya envisages by 2017 all three types of children: street children, nomadic children and poor family children will be attending Diya School, Insha Allah.
In this context SWD (social welfare Dept. AJK) will support Diya Welfare Foundation and we are interested to start joint ventures with collaboration of SWD AJK in future.
Purpose of Diya School:
The purpose of establishment of Diya School was to meet the educational needs of children, who are most disadvantaged in our society. Diya, has started this programme through self-finance with limited resources so no child is vetoed from schooling because of financial constraints. Students are given free transport, free books and free uniform at Diya School. Since the establishment- to date, Diya did not receive any financial support from any donor, Govt. or NGO but managed through funding from friends & family sources of Chair Person.
Expansion of Diya School facility would require financial commitment well beyond our means. Like minded individuals and organizations might wish to come forward and make their contributions for this Nobel cause.
Catering for the educational needs of these sections of our society is not only a humane act but it will probably prevent children from falling into a myriad of social evils.