Pre-school education forms the base for primary education and the first 3 to 6 years of a child’s life is globally acknowledged to be the most critical years of lifelong development as the pace of growth in these years is extremely rapid. Viewing these facts, Deepak Foundation strives to ensure preschool education of all children living in the rural, tribal and slum areas through concerted efforts of trained teachers, motivated parents and mobilized community at large.
Mobile Library- Raigarh, Maharashtra
Mobile Library services were initiated in Roha, Raigarh district by the Foundation with the support of Deepak Nitrite Ltd. It was observed that Roha and Tahoja areas had high rate of school drop-outs and enrolled students had poor reading abilities. The project aims to improve children’s reading, cognitive, and intellectual ability.
Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), Nandesari
Since 1996, Deepak Foundation has been supporting and supervising activities of 40 Anganwadi Centers (AWC) under ICDS scheme of Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Gujarat. Currently, the Foundation has been allocated 65 AWCs. The Foundation endeavors to ensure reduction in malnutrition, improvement in developmental profile, and treatment to children with severe chronic disorders.
Adult Literacy, Chhota Udepur
The program is supported under the Vikassheel taluka initiative of the government and includes 40 villages of Kawant block of Chhota Udepur district, Gujarat. The goal of the project is to impart basic and functional literacy to illiterate tribal women. This will be achieved by training women in digital literacy so that they are capable of using net/mobile banking facilities.
Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), Halol
Deepak Foundation in partnership with RPG Foundation is running 2 projects, Jeevan and Saksham in 8 Villages for Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS). Jeevan project focuses on non-formal preschool education, nutritional food supplements, health and nutritional checkups, and referral to public health centers for medical care. The goal of Saksham project is to empower women in villages by enhancing their income generation capacity through enterprise development while contributing to improve nutrition status of 1200 children in schools around Halol.