Diya Foundation



Mental Health

Since 2020 Diya Foundation has been working in partnership with The Ant, an NGO based in Bongaigaon, Chirang, to provide minimal mental health services in the Kamrup Rural Area of Assam. More than 280 patients have signed up for the camp as of this writing, and 60 percent of those patients typically attend the monthly camp. The monthly camp offers treatment for conditions like epilepsy, schizophrenia, schizotypal, delusional, and somatoform disorders, among others. The success rate is exceptionally high, with 85 to 90 percent of patients attending monthly camps and taking their medications as prescribed and are completely controlled. With this service, patients primarily from Assam and Meghalaya are benefiting.

Maternal Health

A person’s health is crucial in their lives, especially for women and children. Diya is actively promoting respectful maternity care among stakeholders and childbearing mothers through lobbying and education. Diya runs an awareness-raising and advocacy programme to encourage and to assist childbearing women actively and serve as a link between VHSNDs and medical institutions to ensure a healthy and safe birth. In this regard, Diya collects information on maternal fatalities, maternity care in medical institutions, the roles of VHSNDs, etc., analyses it, and then presents the findings to stakeholders for better strategy development and improved performance. Diya is a proud member of The White Ribbon Alliance India and manages The White Ribbon Alliance Assam’s secretariat, which actively brings together individuals, civil society organization and like-minded groups.

Menstrual Health and Hygiene

Diya Foundation Initiated digital media based reproductive and menstrual hygiene awareness program under Kamrup District of Assam in the year 2019. The objective of the program was to enable the adolescent girls to make informed decisions, build self-confidence, and increase their economic power and independence and have greater access to public services relating to entitlements and resources. The program have covered to 10 villages where major inhabitants are ST, SC, Tea Tribe and other General community. So far the program have formed 10 adolescent groups with total 850 adolescent girls. Joyful learning sessions, personal reflections, creativity development sessions are designed and implemented to enhance their learning, build confidence and start building their own paths. Sessions are also developed and imparted on entrepreneurships in order to build their entrepreneurial thoughts and thinking. The other important aspects while working with adolescents are designing sessions on tuition facilities for those appearing board exams as well as studying in IX and X standards so that they come out with flying colours too.

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