This year our trainees decided to do their bit to save the planet by getting down and dirty! We started off by showing our trainees some videos, explaining the ways in which we are destroying our planet and how we can prevent this by getting involved in planting seed bombs and saplings. Each trainee was [...]
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On August 8th, August 22nd and September 4th we had staff from Wards, Sambhav Foundation and Guanellam Convent come in to visit Diya to see the Diya Innovations product line and see first hand how our candidates with special needs work together to execute orders and to figure out how to start something similar in [...]
October - the month of festivities and fun - translates to a lot of learning through work. Trainees learn skills in appropriate work behaviors, fine motor skills are put to the test and work targets are goals that are set and achieved. Mahak, Shafiq, Bharat - a few of our adults have such a level [...]
August 16 and 17 - a special holiday was decided for our students to enable staff to attend the orientation to job coaching planned by Enable India and DNA as a prelude to the commencement of the 'Train the Trainer' project to empower and create more trainers to fill in the shortage [...]
On August 31st, an exposure trip was organized for parents, trainees and staff to Nav Prabhuti Trust to see how their candidates with autism do such awesome block printing on sarees, pouches, greeting cards, bedsheets and pillow cases. The whole idea behind the exposure visit is to have parents think about future employment opportunities for [...]
June 19th and June 26th - volunteers from Morgan Stanley and Groupon came in to work with our adult candidates on employability skills and supporting Diya Innovations with their prep work for Diwali. They worked with our trainees on chocolate packaging, paper bags and Diya designing. This Diwali make a difference in your gifting by [...]
A team of volunteers from Morgan Stanley came in to teach our adults with intellectual challenges how to wash prep and try different cooking Techniques on vegetables. A challenging task as not everyone likes veggies. So carrot's and beans were cut and steamed and stir fried, potatoes were boiled and fried, cabbage too was boiled [...]
Knowing how to use a knife safely and learning how to prep for a meal are important skills to know in the kitchen to save time in cooking. On June 8th, 2018 our students along with a team of 20 volunteers acquired new knowledge on how to preserve veggies as well as learned skills [...]
The Diya Assisted living training project began this weekend, Friday evening, June 8th - Sunday evening, June 10th with three adults - Suresh, Ashwin and Tony. A lot of preparation went into it with discussions on 'rules of the house', menu planning, time schedules, and a packing checklist. It was a weekend filled [...]
May 27 - we were blessed with a dry, sunny day and it turned out to be a day of fun and celebration! Suresh, our one and only barefoot runner with cerebral palsy from the 10K category showed his mettle by completing the 10 k in 1:25:47. We are very proud of his independent achievement. [...]