Visits from NGOs for awareness and collaboration

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 [...]

Visits from NGOs for awareness and collaboration2018-12-14T12:08:56+00:00

DIWALI – Time for some team work and fun!

October - a month of festivities and fun - translates to a lot of learning through work in areas of appropriate work behaviors and new work skills for the trainees at Diya. Mahak, Shafiq, Bharat are few of our adults who have such a level of commitment to completing targets that they would come in [...]

DIWALI – Time for some team work and fun!2018-12-14T11:54:49+00:00

Capacity building of Staff

      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 [...]

Capacity building of Staff2018-09-08T14:24:08+00:00

Parents, Trainees and Staff Exposure Visit

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 [...]

Parents, Trainees and Staff Exposure Visit2018-09-08T13:00:34+00:00

Employability skills

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 [...]

Employability skills2018-07-31T16:32:13+00:00

Cooking Techniques for veggies

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 [...]

Cooking Techniques for veggies2018-06-19T23:09:04+00:00

Teaching preparation and storage of vegetables

  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 [...]

Teaching preparation and storage of vegetables2018-06-12T16:52:43+00:00

Assisted living training project

    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 [...]

Assisted living training project2018-06-12T16:51:47+00:00

TCS World 10k 2018

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. [...]

TCS World 10k 20182018-05-29T19:40:45+00:00

Game of Life – McAfee volunteer engagement

On May 17th, a group of volunteers from Sky High Event /McAfee came to Diya for a fun day with our adults with intellectual challenges. The Game of Life is a training curriculum to teach the game of football and it's discipline through fun activities imparted to trainers by a team from Israel. The 'Game [...]

Game of Life – McAfee volunteer engagement2018-05-31T11:44:07+00:00