With a vision to educate, empower and evolve students from underprivileged communities, we launched DLF Sahyog in 2011. Re-launched in 2020 as DLF CARES, the programme traverses through the learning years of the student from school to higher education/vocational training for gainful employment.

Impact Till Date

2000 students enrolled in
last ten years
450 students completed
high school education
300 students pursued
higher education


Our students are enrolled in a wide network of schools across India. They are supported through various interventions with a network of qualified in-house counsellors and best-in-class partners offline and on digital platforms.

The programme delivery includes:

Financial support in the form of need-based scholarship to underprivileged children by the DLF communities and stakeholders.

Facilitating access to quality education by enabling admissions in a network of partner schools of DLF Foundation.

Close monitoring and guidance of academic progress of students with personal counselling and mentoring to each student.

An annual calendar of seminars, workshops and capacity-building exercises for DLF CARES scholars and also their parents to help guide them to their aspirations.

Glimpses of DLF CARES

A tribute to the heroes on Mother’s Day

DLF CARES hosted an online session where students shared their gratitude for their mothers. Here are some that brought a smile to our faces:

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Interactive session with parents of DLF CARES scholars to foster transparency & trust

Recognising the importance of transparency and trust, an interactive session was conducted on June 12, 2023, for the parents of students who are receiving scholarship support under the DLF CARES In-School Education Support Programme. The session provided an invaluable platform for parents to engage with the Head of Scholarships and Fellowships, where their queries and concerns were addressed in a supportive environment.

Uniform and textbook distribution at DLF CARES partner schools in Gurugram

On a regular basis, DLF CARES partners with affordable private schools to provide selected students with access to quality education. These schools are aligned to the vision and mission of our programme and lay emphasis on academics and the holistic development of its students. 14 such private schools are empanelled as partners. All expenses towards the education of the selected students are taken care of by the Foundation. This covers tuition and examination fees, annual charges, textbooks, and uniform. Families have greatly benefitted through this initiative and are very appreciate of the efforts taken by DLF Foundation.

Collaborative Initiative with Lotus Petal Charitable Trust

A collaborative initiative between DLF Foundation and the Lotus Petal Charitable Trust has seen a journey forward. Interactive e-learning remedial classes in literacy, numeracy, along with counselling will be conducted for students and parents under the DLF CARES Education Support Programme.

Partner School Visit

In an endeavour to understand the needs of the students as part of our flagship initiative, Dr Ameeta M Wattal, Chairperson and Executive Director, DLF QEC Innovative Schools and Scholarship Programmes; Ms Meenakkshi H Singh, Head Scholarships and Fellowship; and other members of the DLF CARES Team have been visiting partner schools in Gurugram. Following this, interventions will be planned and transacted to ensure quality education and holistic development of the children.

DLF CARES Annual Scholars Conclave
CBSE Results of DLF CARES Scholars for the Academic Year 2021-22
Information Session on the Agniveer Programme

DLF CARES as part of its In-School Education Programme, organises many events to inform and inspire young minds about various skills and career opportunities. As part of this initiative, the programme invited Colonel Prasenjit Kar of the Recruitment Directorate, Army Headquarters, for a session with students of XI and XII, with the aim of the session being to inform students about various recruitment opportunities and procedures in the Indian Army. Colonel Kar introduced students to the army’s new recruitment drive- Agniveer and explained the various aspects of the programme including eligibility, physical, written and field tests.

ACER Assessment of DLF CARES Scholars
Beyond School - Supporting Scholars for Higher Education

DLF CARES is collaborating with iDreamCareer, a professional career counselling organisation, to identify and facilitate toppers of Class XII to gain admission to institutions of their choice and aptitude.

Various scholars have benefitted through this intervention. Vastavi Kumar, a DLF CARES scholar who scored exceptionally in the Class XII board exams with a score of 94.2%, is now studying at a premier institution, IIT-BHU. Additionally, two other scholars, Gargi Sharma and Ruchi Sharma were selected for the B. Com programme at BML Munjal university and secured a scholarship of 12 lakh rupees.

Teacher Training Workshops at DLF CARES Partner Schools

With teacher training being a very important aspect of the DLF CARES programme, to ensure learning is imparted effectively to students, DLF QEC Innovative Schools are conducting a series of workshops for the partner school-teachers in a variety of topics encompassing subject skills, motivation, mental health, physical wellbeing and various aspects of the National Education Policy. The trainings being conducted are held both online and offline, and after a long gap of two years, physical workshops for the students of Classes IV to X and their parents are being conducted by eminent resources.

Career Counselling Sessions for the Academic Year 2022-23

With the aim to help students chart out their future aspirations, DLF CARES as part of its In-School Education programme, conducted psychometric assessments for the scholars. Around 143 scholars studying in Class XII undertook this assessment. As part of this initiative, students were provided individualized road maps as per their aptitude, one on one career counselling is being conducted for 44 students studying in DLF CARES partner schools (Shishu Kalyan School and The Pine Crest School).

A career counsellor from iDreamCareer met students and parents to identify and guide them on what institutions or vocational programmes they should choose based on their interest and aptitude which emerged from the psychometric tests taken. Additionally, as part of this initiative, group counselling sessions for Class X are being conducted at partner schools (Shishu Kalyan School and The Pine Crest School) and various sessions are being conducted to guide and help students with documentations needed for admissions.

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