Virtual Internship Experience at Diya Foundation, NGO: Great Learning of Social Issues

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Name of the intern

Dhwani S Jain

Name of your college

St. Joseph’s College of Law, Bangalore

Name of the course and year of study

B.A LL.B | 1st year

Name and address of the organization

Diya Foundation, 112/147, Chikkatayappa Reddy Layout, Chelkere, Kalyan Nagar, Bangalore – 560043. 

Duration of internship

From: 16/07/2021 Till: 31/08/2021

How did you apply for the internship?

Through the website of the organisation – http://www.diyafoundation-india.org/

First day formalities, infrastructure, first impression

The virtual internship mainly dealt with issues pertaining to persons with disabilities and their rehabilitation.

I had to observe various sessions conducted by professionals where the students at the foundation actively participated.

I was able to learn about various aids used in teaching students with ID.

I was thought how to communicate with them efficiently and engage with the students.

I was informed that pictorial representation can be beneficial in passing the message on to persons with disabilities; regarding their legal rights and duties.

Main Tasks

1. Making animated stories, video presentations and PPT presentations based on – The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016;

Various government schemes and financial subsidies for persons with disabilities;

2. Risk assessment sessions along with students at Diya foundation;

3. Analysing various fundamental rights and duties provided to people with disabilities;

4. Research on Guardianship of property for PwD, marriage rights;

5. Learnt about Niramaya and Vikaas schemes for persons with disabilities through various sessions; and

6. Presented a short PPT and animated a video story for the students at the foundation.

Work Environment

It was an online internship and hence we had our meetings and discussions via Google meet.

All official work is done through emails under the guidance of the Programme Coordinator.

Good Things

I had a flexible schedule and had to submit projects before the deadline which taught me time management.

We had good interactive opportunities with experts in various fields and doubt clearing sessions after every interaction.

This internship also strengthened my research skills as I was allotted mostly research-oriented work.

It also taught me creating animated videos that improved my editing skills. 

had the opportunity to educate persons with disabilities regarding their rights and interact with them and could listen to their viewpoints.

Bad Things

Nothing as such but could’ve been better had it been an offline internship. 

Stipend

No stipend

Details about accommodation and commute

As it was an online internship there was no need for the commute.

Anything else?

Interning at the Diya Foundation taught me the importance of being properly informed about a person’s rights and duties.

It taught me about The Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 and the various provisions under it.

My mentor was extremely supportive and helpful.

Certificate

Dhwani Certificatedocx_211119_191139

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