DISHA (Development Initiatives for Sustainable Human Advancement) is a voluntary organization founded in 1998 by a group of social workers who have been actively involved in the field of development work for more than a decade.
Registered as public charitable trust. (No.106/17.01.2000).
Registered under section 12A of the Income Tax Act 30.01.2001.
Registered under FC (Regulation)Act ,1976 of Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt.of India ( No:094630176/May21,2004).
DISHA envisions to develop a sustainable society based on equality,equity,justice and self reliance.
DISHA proposes to work with disadvantaged sections of the society especially women, tribals, daliths, working children, displaced, unorganized and landless poor. Initially it limits its geographical area only to Mangaluru Taluk and progressively extend to other taluks of Dakshina Kannada district depending on the need.