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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Inauguration – The inception of Diya’s assisted living project

On May 15, 2018 Diya inaugurated a new project : Assisted living. The apartment is located just opposite Diya Foundation in Kalyan Nagar. The apartment has two bedrooms, a hall and kitchen that will allow 3 students and a staff to plan, cook, clean, care for each other, respect and look out for each other [...]

Capacity building : Learning new skills

  Volunteer engagement is a way to create an awareness in the corporate world of what's possible for our adults with intellectual challenges with regard to skill development and work opportunities. On May 11th 2018 one such opportunity arose, wherein 25 of our trainees along with their trainers and volunteers participated in a workshop at Spinning Wheel [...]

The Ritz Carlton – Diya CSR Impact: May 3, 2018

On May 3, 2018 several adults with intellectual challenges that are undergoing training on personal hygiene, grooming and housekeeping skills at Diya were invited to the Ritz Carlton for a demo on how to service a room for a guest and take note of the quality standards expected in the Hospitality industry. It was a great learning [...]