Our aim is to foster a sense of community among our youth while promoting social awareness and involvement in charitable projects in the United States and abroad. Our goal is to work as a team and raise funds to support noble causes across the globe. Educating underprivileged children, providing shelter, food and vocational training is important to DIA’s mission.
DIA formed in January 2010, is a non-profit Indian youth organization based in New Jersey. DIA is a 501C3 tax exempt organization.
Our members have formed amazing bonds of friendship as they worked side by side to achieve the goals DIA has set. Members meet bi-monthly to brainstorm ideas for new initiatives they can get involved in. The members learn to play sports, mentor the young DIA members, and participate in volunteer work. In the spirit of patriotism, DIA participates in the Indian Independence Day parade in New York City. During the holidays, DIA visits nursing homes such as Regent care and Sunshine to entertain the elderly and bring the elderly smiles through Christmas caroling. Each year, in the dead of winter, when food pantries suffer a lull in donations, our kids step up and donate bags of food for the homeless and hungry children through the food drives they hold.
Overseas DIA is working with a shelter in Darbaripur in the outskirts of Guragaon, where orphans are provided with an education. DIAs goal is to equip them with the tools they need to be contributing members of society. Another overseas endeavor provides education to the children whose parents cannot afford school fees, books, or uniforms. DIA had partnered with Light of Life, another charitable organization in Mumbai, India, and adopted a whole village. DIA collaborated with Shakti in Delhi and supported educatio and vocational training of a girl child. DIA also helped reconstruct a burnt house for a family of six in Karachi. Another milestone DIA overcame was to facilitate a screening camp in Mumbai for the handicapped.
Throughout these past years, DIA members have not only dedicated their time, but have learned that they have the capacity to bring about change, to bring happiness into someone’s life, and to help shape someone else’s future. DIA is a platform to create new bonds and work as a team to make this world a better place to live. DIA has worked to educate hundreds of underprivileged children each year and keeps working on sending more children back to school in the future.