A guiding light in the dark. A ray of hope. Deep Griha Society.
Deep Griha attempts to be there for communities. Low-income communities. Communities that need access to education, healthcare facilities and most importantly capacity building. Deep Griha brings these through sponsorship, a rural school, clinics and livelihood skill training programmes.
Deep Griha aims to facilitate opportunities that support a participant’s growth and empowerment where possible and adequate support where needed.
What began in a one-room clinic in 1975, now services three urban communities and two rural centres. Late Dr Onawale, the founding Director, started out by addressing the medical needs of the community. She quickly realised that malnourishment was at the root of many health issues. This led to a nutrition programme.
Deep Griha continued to benefit more communities by identifying and addressing pressing issues, and constantly adapting to the changing needs of the communities. This has resulted in access to education for young children, access to skill-building for youth, healthcare access to all in its urban communities. Moreover, recently, Vriddha Mitra programme extends support of a healthy life and social environment to senior citizens. On the other hand, the rural centres have residential facilities for young boys and a rural English medium school that ensures relevant education.