Friday, March 29, 2013

Paintings Exhibition

Budding young artists Shweta Barate, Ishan Kshirsagar & Renuka Fulsoundar, have come together to unveil their creations through “MARASIM-An Art Affair” –an exhibit with a difference. This exhibition is being put up in association with renowned Marathi actor-model Abhyangh Kuvalekar’s – Abhyangh Kuvalekar Productions.
Inspired from the essence of Nature, the paintings go beyond just artistic delights. With a sense of responsibility as citizens of a good society they are willing to do a bit for the society. Hence they have decided to support a NGO called Door Step School through this show.
The show will be put up at Darpan Art Gallery, Patrakar nagar between
3rd-9th April 2013, between 11am – 8 pm.

Attached is the invitation card for you to this exhibition. Please do come and grace the exhibition with your valuable presence.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Our Website has a new Look now !!

Welcome to Door Step School

"Door Step School" was established in Mumbai, India in 1989 with the aim of addressing literacy amongst the marginalized sections of society. The school provides education and support to the often-forgotten children of pavement and slum dwellers, construction site families and many other underprivileged families. Many of these children are not enrolled in school and have limited access to books and a place to study. Additionally, many of these children are forced to drop out of school to work or care for younger children. With neither support nor resources at home these children too often suffer from very low learning levels. At Door Step School, we are trying to bridge this gap by bringing education to the “Doorstep” of these underprivileged...   

 Visit US at
And click on Door Step School Pune
(Mumbai portion of the site will be coming up soon)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

New Project launched for “Parents Participation in Children’s Education”

Door Step School has launched a new Project - “Parents Participation in Children’s Education” in February 2013.

While Enrolment drives by NGOs and citizens can help Urban deprived children (at construction sites and other dwellings) reach school, their continued attendance, given the constraints of access and migration can only be possible if the parents are educated and assisted in performing their expected roles towards their child’s education.

The project shall address the need to educate parents on their role in children’s enrolment, regular attendance and providing support for their children to continue education. The Project aims at reaching 900 children from 2500 families in the 2 Pune city areas of Mohammedwadi and Kondhwa, sensitization of parents at construction sites and other communities on the needs of a school going child, thereby improving school enrolment numbers in these areas. A new School-on-Wheels bus shall help reach remote locations in the area for facilitating literacy at labour camps and transportation of children to nearby schools.

This project funding was approved through Door Step School’s empanelment with the National CSR Hub of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in December 2012. This project shall be executed with CSR Assistance from Rural Electrification Corporation (REC), Delhi, a NAVARATNA Central Public Sector Enterprise under the Ministry of Power.

Monday, March 11, 2013

DSS presents "Ideal Classroom" for Educational Activity Centers for Construction sites

Parivartan Training Center of Door Step School, Pune, was formally started in year 2007 to cater to internal needs of training newly recruited teachers. Over the years, it has evolved to be a comprehensive training center to offer training to entire DSS staff including teachers, Supervisors, Coordinators and Directors. It also provides soft skills training, refresher training and skill upgrading training. Today it not only caters to the internal needs to the organisation, but also provides training to other NGOs and government schools staff.

During the period Feb 21st to Feb 28th, exhibition on "Ideal Classroom" for construction sites was presented in DSS training center. Three different classrooms, creche, pre-primary and study classes were presented in this exhibition. For each type of class, various teaching aids, books, and other teaching material such as charts, toys etc were displayed. Information about these things and theory behind each display was also presented on charts in each classroom.

Over 500 people from various NGOs, government schools, teachers' training institutes and D.Ed colleges visited the exhibition, along with DSS staff. The presentation of material and information displayed was well appreciated by all attendees which was evident from the fact that many people came prepared to take notes from the displays.

This exhibition has been  part of  annual exhibition series presented by DSS training center since past 3 years.