Our Story

A fledgeling organisation in 1952, DCWA was the brainchild of 36 inspired women who wanted to make a difference and aimed to foster social and cultural activities among the Indian women and those from the Commonwealth countries.

 

Since then, DCWA has spread its wings to become one of Delhi’s most reputed charity organisations, with a permanent membership of over 300 women and supported by the spouses of 154 international Heads of Missions. A large number of these members volunteer their time, efforts and enthusiasm towards making a change in the lives of those not as privileged.

 

DCWA practices the following sustainable development goals

3. Good Health and Well-Being

• DCWA has been rendering yeomen community service since 1956 by way of running a charitable Medical Centre at Zamrudpur.
• Dedicated doctors and counsellors take care of the physical and mental problems of men, women, and children.
• We organize regular awareness campaigns on healthcare, hygiene, family planning, TB, HIV/AIDS, and Cancer.

 

4. Quality Education

• Our Learning Centre gives the correct foundation for the education of disadvantaged children.
• Our Tutorials enhance the educational capabilities of the students.
• Our Scholarships allow deserving students to study further
• The Vocational courses – Hospital Attendant Training Programme, Computer, Beauty & Sewing group classes and courses help teach underprivileged students valuable skills.
• Our school for the poor with special needs helps create quality education for students with autism and other mental and physical disabilities.

5. Gender Equality
• Girls and young women are being particularly uplifted in all our projects and courses. However, boys are included and encouraged to take tutorials and courses.
• We find funding for exceptional women students to study further
• We also offer access to feminine health care at the Medical Centre

 

8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
• We empower youth to earn well and grow through computer classes, Hospital Attendant training Programmes, Beauty courses & sewing classes
• We give financial aid to individuals and institutions in need, especially in the Zamrudpur Slum area but also offer career counselling, training and moral support to those who need it.

 

12. Responsible Consumption and Production
• We endeavour to consistently manage our hospital’s waste in an environmentally responsible way.
• We collect preloved clothes and donated items from members and recycle them to manage waste in an environmentally responsible way. Through the Wishing Well, Home & Hearth, Fabulous Finds & White Elephant stalls at our Bazaars, we also open these items to the public. This enables less wastage of materials.

Our efforts are funded entirely through donations and contributions from individuals and corporates and through our own fundraising initiatives. We receive no aid or grant from the government. 

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