Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Following the leader's footsteps....

After Rajani tai's felicitation for the Teacher Warrior award, we have one of our teacher's, Ms. Monika Hiwale who received the IIHM Teachers Day Award.

Every year International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM) felicitates teachers on occasion of Teachers' Day on September 5. This is a unique initiative by IIHM in association with the International Hospitality Council, London & Delhi. Educators across the country look forward to this event as valuable contributions towards improvement of the education sector, are appreciated through this initiative.This year, Ms. Monika Hiwale from Door Step School, Pune was awarded the IIHM Teachers Day Award. 

Ms. Monika joined DSS in May 2007 as a Teacher. Currently she is responsible for our Janta Vasahat Community Learning Center on Senapati Bapat road and manages a class of 30 students. Her strengths include detailed planning, regularity, punctuality and her willingness to learn new things and impart knowledge to her students. Owing to these qualities, she has been given more responsibilities of taking life skill sessions, conducting Science experiments and helping children with their Scholarship studies. She is a very warm person with a great rapport with students as well as team mates.

Heartiest congratulations to Ms. Hiwale for bagging this excellence award!

Ms. Monika receiving the award

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

One more feather in her cap...

Rajani tai was awarded the Annual Teacher Warrior Award by Scoo News at a function held at the City Palace, Udaipur on August 3, 2018. Scoo News appreciated her invaluable contribution to education and felicitated her with other such warriors at their Global Educators Fest 2018.

With her dream to ensure that every child in the country gets access to education and becomes capable to read and write she continues her efforts to impart education to children across the country, and help the disadvantaged sections of society.

To read more about the Fest and Rajani tai’s talk, please visit

Rajani tai receiving the award

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

A performance for a cause....

Disha is a XII grade student from Fremont, California. She has been learning Bharatanatyam for the past 10 years under the guidance of her Gurus Smt. Suganda Sreenath and Kum. Shreya Iyer of Jayendra Kalakendra. Recently, Disha completed her Arangetram in the US and wanted to combine her passion for dance and value for education together. While visiting her relatives in Pune India, she came up with an idea for a fundraiser performance and selected Door Step School as her charity. Disha performed various Bharatanatyam items to a captive audience for an hour and donated the amount raised from the event to Door Step School, Pune.

It was a mesmerising performance depicting her passion for dance and inclination to do good towards the society. Disha says,” I visited a few projects of Door Step School in Pune including their School on Wheels and Educational Activity center at a construction site. These visits helped me see the value of contributing to the cause of educating the "invisible children" of construction workers, slum dwellers and migrant workers in Pune. I realized how privileged I was to have a good education and felt strongly the need to help give the same to these children".

True to her name she has helped in giving a direction to the children of DSS by her contribution.
We express our heartfelt gratitude to Disha and her entire family who supported her for the cause and wish her all the very best for her future.

Disha during her performance

Contributed by Mrs. Sonali Kurane.