Deepalaya added one more feather to its cap as we were recently adjudged winner of the prestigious “The Most Promising Programme Award” by CauseBecause. The award was presented to Deepalaya Learning Centre Noida (one of the girl child education projects supported by Loesche India at Noida Sector 8, 10, and 16) under the “Quality Education” Category.
Smt. Jaswant Kaur, Executive Director, Deepalaya received the award and certificate of honour at an impressive award ceremony held on 22nd June at The Lalit, New Delhi on the sidelines of an event “Coffee For Cause”.
Speaking on the occasion, Smt. Jaswant Kaur said, “I am happy and proud to receive this award, which is a testimony to the extraordinary work my colleagues have done in implementing the programme titled Deepalaya Learning Centre Noida. I personally thank the jury and CauseBecause team who have recognized our efforts in terms of alignment of our programme objectives with the SDGs.”
Elaborating further on the impact of the programme, Ms. Kaur added, “This project has been instrumental in effectively shaping the mindset of the community we have worked with in favour of girl child education. The girls who were earlier made to sit at homes by their parents were identified, enrolled at our centres, given non-formal education to bring their learning levels at par with their age, and mainstreamed into government schools later on. Even after mainstreaming, the girls came back to our centers for remedial education.”
Within a period of little more than 3 years, this project has reached out to around 1000 girls living in the slums and streets in Sector 8, Sector 10 & Sector 16, Noida; it has emerged as a beacon of hope for many drop-outs and/or out-of-school children from the area.