Thursday, September 18, 2014

Contributing to a better India

Indians dream of a India, which is at par with the most developed nations of the world.
Many organisations are working towards a better India. There are numerous issues we need to work on and one of them is educating our people. As it’s only education, that can change the  outlook of an individual.
Door step school (DSS) is one such organisation working towards imparting education to underprivileged children.
As the name suggests, it’s a school just a few steps away from home. DSS has set up various such schools all over Pune for children  coming from underprivileged families.
Right from scouting of location, convincing parents and making them understand the importance of education, encouraging  students to attend school, by  enrolling children in a near by government school and guiding them with academics and soft skills is what DSS does.

With a dedicated staff of over 600 teachers, teaching nearly 5000 students, today DSS has moved a few steps forward in contributing to a better India.
Unfortunately, people for whom the RTE (Right To Education) act was passed are themselves not aware of this act.
DSS through it’s work is not only making them aware of RTE but also making them aware of their rights as children.
Apart from academics, children are taught the importance of sanitation, hygiene and verbal communication skills. Knowledge is imparted in a way that is child friendly with group discussions, plays, music and outdoor visits.

There are many people out there who want to come forward and help these children.
DSS wants such volunteers by providing  them a platform, which welcomes each one of them to be a part of the transformation, for educating every child and empowering them.

Preeti Mallapurkar
(volunteer DSS)

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