Tuesday, April 30, 2013

DSS 20th Anniversary Programme

Door Step School, Pune invites all supporters, funders, associates, volunteers, and well-wishers
for the Annual Presentation and 20th Anniversary Celebration Programme.

Chief Guest: Shri. Shantilal Mutha
(Founder and National President of Bharatiya Jain Sanghatana)

Date: Saturday, 11th of May 2013
Time: 10am to 12pm
Venue: Nivara Hall, Near Patrakar Bhavan, Navi Peth, Pune-30

An exhibition related to all DSS projects will be open from 9:30am onwards.

Please confirm your presence to pune@doorstepschool.org

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Door Step School’s PPCE team works with Schools, Builders and contractors in Pune to reach parents of children who are “out-of-school”

Door Step School, through the project “Parents Participation in Children’s education (PPCE)” orpaalak sahBaaga pa`klpaaims at reaching out to parents at construction sites and community dwellings to actively involve them in their children’s education.

To address the problem of

  1. children who drop out due to lack of parent support and motivation and
  2. children who remain out-of-school  or are never enrolled due to parents being neutral or opposing,

a two pronged approach was planned and executed since February 2013.

  • February -April 2013 – PPCE project staff worked with the 15 PMC schools (in the areas of Kondhwa and Mohammadwadi) to identify, trace and re-enroll children who were enrolled in school during the academic year 2012-13 in Class I and II , but were Irregular or Consistently Absent from School. The team worked on tracking down a list of 339 children who were reported irregular at school or were consistently absent and shared results with the Schools.  

  • March-April 2013 – PPCE project staff worked with builders, contractors and parents at over 150 construction sites and community dwellings (in the areas of Kondhwa and Mohammadwadi)  to locate and list children in the age group of 6-8   years, interview their parents, ascertain movement plans and prepare them for enrollment of their children into mainstream schools in the month of June.
The Project team observed that most parents fall into one of three broad categories:
  1. Neutral – Parents who require some motivation and considerable hand holding.
  2. Opposing – this group of parents would require intensive work with them as   individuals and as a community. The main task is to develop rapport and build trust.
  3. Motivated – this group of parents would require information (on nearest school, admission process etc.) and initial support.
Work on meeting all the parents at these sites and communities and their children to ensure 100% enrollment in June is in progress.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Participate in a Workshop for 1st grade students

Door Step School  is organising a Workshop for 1st Grade students from PMC and PCMC schools.

Theme: Use of Paper and Its Relationship with Environment

Planned Activities:

1. Making notebooks using last year's blank or one-side blank pages;
2. Making simple articles using rough paper (such as boats, caps, etc.); and
3. Making small things from paper pulp (such as glass, pen-stand, etc.).

Date: Saturday, 13th of April 2013
Time: 10am to 1pm
Venue: List of locations is included in table below

a. Children of 6-7 years age (from 1st grade) will participate in these activities (they have a lesson on this topic in 2nd grade textbook).
b. Rough papers, pages, and paper pulp will be made available at all the locations. Volunteers just have to guide and help children in above mentioned activities.

Please confirm your availability to Mrs. Rajani Paranjpe on 9371007844 
or write to  rajani@doorstepschool.org.

We need your help in sensitising children about our environment and things affecting it. Also, we would like to introduce you to our field staff, their background, and working environment.

 Do join us for this activity.