DiKsha foundation

Welcome to Diksha Foundation

 Diksha Foundation offers holistic education to children from socially and economically marginalized communities in India. Since 2010, Diksha’s movement has been towards creating “transformative learning spaces for children”.


Our Environment

Diksha’s idea of education is not confined to mere literacy alone, it focuses on the holistic education of the child by looking at the social, creative and moral development of each student. The three R’s – Relationships, Responsibility and Reverence for all life are taken into consideration while imparting education. We believe that education is a journey of self-discovery, self-love and self-esteem, and that it is a process of change from within, a change in one’s habits and world views and one’s Relationships and Responsibilities towards the community.

Location: C1, Shanti Vihar Colony, Ambedkar Path, Patna 800014

Telephone: 91 612 2595151

Email: contact@dikshafoundation.org

Working Hours: Monday-Saturday: 11 am – 6pm

Learning is fun

We envision that every child and young person in India would have the opportunity for holistic education which means that each learner would get access to academic opportunities, a chance for social and emotional development, so they become responsible and ethical global citizens. experiences
In Loving memory


Badi Maa, (1956-2019) the epitome of kindness & compassion, was a teacher, a friend, philosopher, guide and a role model for all who came in contact. She was loved by her students for her simplicity, elegance and caring nature. She taught us to be content with what we have. A cheerful soul who spread only happiness and positivity aĺl around wherever she was. She will forever be cherised by us in our memories and reflected in our work.”


Our Story

In 1997, a group of school friends from Don Bosco Academy, Patna volunteered for community service and dreamed about working to improve the state of education in their native state of Bihar. Thirteen years later, they got together and set up Diksha Foundation to offer education to children and youth from socially and economically marginalized communities.

KHEL Project
Knowledge Hub for Education and Learning (KHEL) is our flagship after-school supplementary education program. 921 children have benefited from our free supplementary education and computer training program in the past five years across our three learning centres in Patna and Nalanda. For further details, click here.
Project ALIVE
Project ALIVE(Advancing Learning Inclusion & Values in Education) – The project focuses on inclusive education, which will create an inclusive environment for children and treat them with integrity and dignity, irrespective of their class, caste, race and gender. Five schools are being covered in this project in the Patna region. Index for Inclusion, a toolkit developed by Prof Tony booth, University of Cambridge and Prof Mel Ainscow, University of Manchester is being used as the key resource material and framework for this project. For further details, click here.
Bihar Youth Collective
CYC –  ComMutiny – The Youth Collective has joined hands with Diksha Foundation to Strengthen Adolescent Participation among 30,000 adolescents in the state of Bihar and to enhance their participation and engagement with local duty bearers. Diksha is responsible for the facilitation and the implementation of ‘Be A Jagrik’ Toolkit with 11 member organisations.
My Life Mere Faisley
An initiative by Pravah, MLMF is a Life skill training to Prevent Early Childhood Marriage. 105 adolescents and youth completed this course successfully in June 2019 and the impact of this course has been visible in the participant’s personal lives, in making important decisions like career and marriage. After successfully completing one year, we have started a new cycle. 
Sustainable and Inclusive Urbanization in Patna

The intervention focuses on the vulnerable community of Sanitation Workers, including women and  adolescents in 50 slums of Patna. The project aims to continue the capacity building of sanitation workers of Patna Municipal Corporation and to collectivize the women and adolescents of across 50 slums to address the considerable gaps in Sexual & Reproductive Health, Gender-based violence, child marriage and inter-sectoral convergence for improved access of services in the slums to integrate slums in the city


Training Beneficaries


Years Established

Get In Touch

6ocation: C1, Shanti Vihar Colony, Ambedkar Path, Jagdeo Path, Patna, Bihar- 800014

Telephone: +91 9430011709

Email: contact@dikshafoundation.org

School Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 2pm to 6pm


Diksha Foundation is a non-profit organisation. We do not represent any political parties or religious beliefs. We do not partner with organisations that do not have documented policies for safeguarding their beneficiaries (children, youth or students) and staff against exploitation. 

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