Disha Charity goes from Strength to Strength

Published: Wed May 12 2010

The charity school DISHA was started in 1995, with the first centre opening in Rajasthan with 18 just students. This has since grown to a foundation which provided education for 147 children in Rajasthan. The vision of DISHA is to create a society with equal opportunities for all. It aims to do this through providing disabled children with the opportunity to develop and discover their potential through effective education and training alongside community rehabilitation.

DISHA has identified three main issues surrounding disability, employment, access and attitude. Their work continually focuses on raising awareness of these issues and they aim to change the attitude that many have towards disability, they want you to see the person, not the wheelchair, they want more homes and offices to be wheelchair accessible, and they want more opportunities for disabled people in the workplace.

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Like all charities, DISHA relies on charitable donations received, otherwise it wouldn’t be able to perform the important work it does.

East has been a proud supporter of the DISHA foundation since 2000 – making a significant contribution to the new DISHA special school building in September 2004.

Through their continued support, East hopes to help DISHA touch the lives of more children with special needs who just want the opportunity to live a normal life.

2009 EAST donated 10k to DISHA which will provide a year’s education and support for 15 children
This year we are happy to announce that already we have been able to donate 5k

Editor’s note

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