Sunday, January 31, 2016

Science and Maths Exhibition at Quest

Quest - A fun-filled exploration of Science and Mathematics!


A Science and Maths Exhibition has been organised at Quest Lab as every year. Teachers and Supervisors of Door Step School have taken special efforts to present simple experiments of Science.

All of you are invited to visit along with your children, to encourage and appreciate them.

Date - Saturday, 6th of February 2016, from 01:00pm till 05:00pm

Venue - Quest Laboratory, Pashan-Sus Road, Pune

- Malati Kelkar and all Quest teachers

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Update on “Human Brain and Intelligence” Exhibition by DSS

Door Step School’s Parivartan Training Center has organized an Exhibition on “Human Brain and Intelligence”. It is based on the theory of “Multiple Intelligence” by famous Psychologist Howard Gardner.

Such exhibitions are primarily organized for the staff of Door Step School with an objective to enhance their knowledge, and are also open to people from other organizations. A lot of people have so far visited the exhibition and the number of visitors keeps increasing every day! We are getting positive feedback from all: they liked the way information is presented and the games and tools which have been prepared. They are appreciating the way we are explaining the meaning of every aspect of the exhibition to them.

The exhibition has started on 18th of January 2016 and will continue till 25th of January 2016. Those who have not visited it yet are again invited to do so. Please do come and spread the word!

Friday, January 22, 2016

NGO Sports Meet by Concern India Foundation

24 children from Door Step School participated in the NGO Sports Meet organized by Concern India Foundation on 16th of January 2016. DSS children bagged 4 Gold, 1 Silver, and 2 Bronze medals (Group Competition).

17 children also presented a Lezim performance. Around 350 children from 14 other NGOs had participated in the event.

Below is the list of children who won medals: (Rest of the children received certificates of participation.)

Name of the participant - Age Group - Event - Position
  1. Mamta Dhangar - Under 10 - Frog jump - Gold
  2. Mamta Dhangar - Under 10 - 100m running - Gold
  3. Rohan Shinde - Under 12 - 200m Running - Gold
  4. Tanu Lokhande - Under 12 - 200 m Running - Gold
  5. Vikas Vibhute - Under 12 - Sack race - Silver
  6. Chandani Yadav - Under 14 - Three Legged - Bronze
  7. Yojana Lokhande - Under 14 -  Three Legged - Bronze
  8. Nitin Prajapati - Under 14 - Relay - Bronze
  9. Pratham Kamble - Under 14 - Relay - Bronze
  10. Prem Dhasal - Under 14 - Relay - Bronze
  11. Rohan Shinde - Under 12 - Relay - Bronze

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Baal Din Activity at DSS

Various activities were organised for children from 1st to 7th Std. on the occasion of Baal Din (Children's Day) under Vaachan Sanskaar Prakalp (Reading Classes Project) of Door Step School. Following activities were conducted at 40 schools in Pune during 14th and 16th of December 2015:

1st Std. - Thumb Work (Drawing pictures using thumb impressions);
2nd Std. - Colouring (Filling colours in already drawn pictures);
3rd Std. - Complete the Picture (Joining the dots to complete a picture);
4th to 7th Std. - Drawing and Painting Pictures.

An exhibition of pictures drawn and painted by children was organised in the schools on 19th of December 2015. Walls of hall, passage, classrooms, and even playground of the school were flooded with creativity of the children. The pictures covered subjects from colourful flowers, birds, and animals, to beautiful nature, trees, rainbows, and humans, including favourite cartoon characters of children like Chhota Bheem and Mickey Mouse!

Teachers and parents along with children visited and enjoyed this exhibition.

An Exhibition on “Human Brain & Intelligence”

Door Step School’s
Parivartan Training Center
cordially invites you all for
6th annual exhibition on
“Human Brain & Intelligence”

To spread knowledge about
Multiple intelligences in children
and functioning of their Brain.

Parivartan Training Center,
Annabhau Sathe School,
Kumthekar Road, Sadashiv Peth, Pune

From 18 January 2016
to 25 January 2016
(including Sunday)
10:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.

Entry charges: Nil

We are waiting for you all to come to our
“World of Intelligence”.

Door Step School, Pune

Visit to the Planetarium

About six months ago, one of the DSS volunteers - Rohit Verlekar's son and his two friends conducted a small workshop on Solar System for our students at Sumashilp construction site. It generated a lot of interest among the children. As a follow-up to the workshop, they took the kids to the planetarium at New English School, Sadashiv Peth, Pune on 9th of January, for a 45 minutes show about space and various constellations. 40 students attended and enjoyed the show.

Mr. Ramdasi of New English School was very cooperative in arranging the show despite his tight schedule and explained and answered children's queries with a lot of interest. He was so impressed with the children that he voluntarily offered his services to conduct an on-site workshop wherein he would bring in his telescope and show the children an exciting view of the moon, sometime in the month of February, when the full moon can be observed.

Priyanka Dnyaneshwar Mhaske, an 8th Std student from Shri Shivaji Mandir who has always shown a spark in whatever she does, also made her presence felt with some intelligent questions. Mr. Ramdasi suggested that she be sent for outbound Sky Workshops that he conducts in which he takes the students through an exciting space journey with his large telescope.

Special mention about Anuradhatai, Umatai, Ashvinitai for excellent coordination and for taking good care of the children as always...

Students along with Mr. Ramdasi

Friday, January 8, 2016

सामाजिक संस्थांमुळे मुलांना वाचनाची 'गोडी' - दै. सकाळ

सामाजिक संस्थांमुळे मुलांना वाचनाची 'गोडी'
- सुवर्णा चव्हाण
सोमवार, 4 जानेवारी 2016 । दै. सकाळ, पुणे

गप्पा, गोष्टी, गाणी अन्‌ शब्दखेळ यातून लहान मुलांमध्ये वाचन संस्कृती रुजविण्याचे काम "सामाजिक संस्थांचे वाचन संस्कार नेटवर्क‘ या उपक्रमातून होत आहे. जोडाक्षराचे रेखाटन, बालकथांचे विश्‍व आणि बाराखडीचा उच्चार असे सारे काही या उपक्रमामुळे महापालिकेच्या शाळांमधील विद्यार्थ्यांना उमगू लागले आहे.

पाच सामाजिक संस्थांनी एकत्र येऊन सुरू केलेल्या या उपक्रमाने सुमारे 70 हजार मुलांमध्ये वाचनाची गोडी निर्माण केली आहे. पुणे जिल्ह्यातील 337 शाळांमध्ये पहिली ते चौथीच्या विद्यार्थ्यांची या आगळ्या-वेगळ्या उपक्रमातून वाचनाशी गट्टी जमली आहे.

"डोअरस्टेप स्कूल‘ संस्थेने हा उपक्रम 1999 मध्ये सुरू केला. सुरवातीला एका संस्थेने सुरू केलेल्या या उपक्रमाशी स्वाधार, वनस्थळी, क्षितिज आणि स्नेहदीप अशा चार संस्था जोडल्या गेल्या. आता या उपक्रमाला पंधरा वर्ष उलटली असून, हजारो विद्यार्थ्यांमध्ये वाचनाची गोडी निर्माण करण्यात या सामाजिक संस्थांना यश आले आहे. तसेच या उपक्रमांतर्गत विद्यार्थ्यांना घरीच पुस्तके वाचनासाठी मिळत असल्याने त्यांचे वाचनाशी एक अतूट नाते निर्माण झाले आहे. हा सकारात्मक बदल घडलाय तो या संस्थांच्या शिक्षिकांमुळे. आठवड्यातील दोन तास पुणे जिल्ह्यातील विविध शाळांमध्ये जाऊन त्या विद्यार्थ्यांचे अवांतर वाचनाचे तास घेतात.

या सामाजिक संस्थांच्या वाचन संस्कार नेटवर्कद्वारे घेण्यात येणाऱ्या तासिकांचा मुलांना लाभ होत आहे. या प्रकल्पाद्वारे काना, वेलांटी, उकार, मात्रा, जोडाक्षरे शिकवणारी पुस्तके, गोष्टी आणि गाण्यांची पुस्तके कशी वाचावीत आणि त्यातील गमती-जमती समजावून देण्याचा प्रयत्न संस्थांकडून होत आहे. वाचन कसे करावे, आणि कोणती पुस्तके वाचावीत, याची संपूर्ण माहिती दिली जात आहे.

"अस्मय‘ संस्थेचे या उपक्रमाला आर्थिक पाठबळ मिळत आहे. या सर्व मुलांना संस्थेने तयार केलेली जोडाक्षरे, गोष्टी व गाण्यांची पुस्तके प्रत्येक आठवड्याला वाचनासाठी देण्यात येतात. यामुळे विद्यार्थ्यांमध्ये स्वअध्ययनाची शिस्त रुजली आहे. मुलांमध्ये वाचन संस्कृती रुजविण्यासाठी आम्ही पाच संस्थांनी पुढाकार घेऊन हा उपक्रम सुरू केला आहे. मुलांना त्यांच्या क्षमतेनुसार वाचता येईल, अशी पुस्तके दिली जातात.
- रजनी परांजपे, संस्थापिका, डोअरस्टेप संस्था

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