DSS Children at Pune Festival 2015

    Twenty children from Door Step School participated in “Pune Festival” this year. These children are from Educational Activity Centers at various construction sites from Sus Road area. The Pune Festival is jointly organized by the people of Pune, Pune Festival Committee, Department of Tourism (Government of India) & Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC). […]

A Toast to Shailesh Sahni… Volunteer Speak

By Shruti Pimplikar, DSS Volunteer So who is Shailesh Sahni? And why a toast to him one fine weekend? Let me give you a background into this. I started teaching English at a local PCMC school as part of my social responsibility. I started off with a skit on my first day. It was something […]

Mastering the Global Language

Jyoti Lungare is attending DSS classes from nursery (Balwadi). She is studying in 8th std. now. Jyoti has learned English and Mathematics from the volunteer who came to the DSS site class at SumaShilp site. She speaks English very well, and participates in all activities in the class. All the volunteers like her for this. […]

One Page Stories – by Children for Children

Under Project Grow with Books an innovative initiative was undertaken to provide a different variety of reading material for children. This initiative was ‘One Page Story’, stories written by children for the children. These stories were to be just one page long. All the schools where Project Grow with Books is run were made a […]

Family Literacy: Begins with children at Door Step School’s centres

Family literacy is about parents and children and parents learning together. Often it means the parents teaching the children or reading with them. However, at Door Step School, the opposite often happens. The story of Bharat and Manju ( names changed to protect identity) is one of the many at Door Step School’s “Educational Activity […]

‘Khel Khel Mein’ organized by Concern India

Dec. 6, 2013 – Concern India had organized an event called ‘Khel Khel Mein’. The venue was Sanas Ground. Nineteen children from Dattawadi center and 6 children from Shivaji Housing center participated. The children assembled in the Dattawadi center at 5.45 am where they were given shoes. These children were then transported to the venue […]

Would you like to be the “wind beneath these wings”?

Jagdish Sen, studying in standard 4th, Sagar Nora, studying in standard 5th and Sohail Sheikh, studying standard 4th made a working model of city streets. The entire projects was created using scrap material from construction sites.

Dattawadi Center celebrates its first graduates!

Please join us in congratulating students of Dattawadi Community Learning Center for having passed 10th standard board examination with flying colors. Most of these students are with Door Step School since the 1st std.