• DISHA Community Center:

While working with victims of crime, DISHA used to come across children in impoverished families and living in risk zones who are poor dependents, vulnerable and badly affected by the crime incidence / unreported violence. Therefore, to reduce their vulnerability and increase their abilities to handle crisis or conflict DISHA came up with a strategic solution of Community Centre to help them at their doorsteps. That is, on experimental level we formed a DISHA community center in a risk zone of Amravati to ensure protection of children and crime prevention in that area and also engaging the children in constructive activities. The formation of this center was hugely possible due to support from individual donors and volunteers, and this experimental set-up showed positive results due to which it grew further and has been sustained for 7 yearscompletely on individuals’ support!

Established in 2011, DISHA center has been benefitting nearly 200 or morechildren and adults to achieve computer literacy, skills to manage lifeand also other educational opportunities. 

The activities and amenities available at the center have been:


  • E-learning set-up for 1st to 12th standard to tutor children
  • Basic computer course
  • Library
  • Sessions on essential life skills (as mentioned by WHO):
  • Decision making,
  • Problem solving,
  • Creative thinking,
  • Critical thinking,
  • Effective communication,
  • Interpersonal relationships,
  • Self-awareness/mindfulness,
  • Assertiveness
  • Anger and fear management
  • Empathy and co-operation
  • Time management
  • Stress management
  • Crisis management
  • Healthy life style choices
  • Leadership and entrepreneurial skill
  • Citizenship
  • Safe Childhood, school and community
  • Know your systems at school, community and district