Preparatory Camps in Hinjewadi

“Preparatory Camps” are conducted by Door Step School to help children get interested in “school”, a concept they have never seen or experienced. These camps are conducted in temporary shelters set up closer to the communities. The teachers gather children from huts and shacks, and keep them engaged for two to three hours a day. Since these camps are run for very short time (during May and June, till the schools reopen for next academic year), very few educational tools are available for children. Most of the activities involve singing, story telling, and interactive games. These Preparatory Camps are also used to set up a dialogue with parents in the community and to create awareness about importance of education and provisions of Right To Education Act.

This year, volunteers from Wipro helped ECC in setting up Preparatory Camps at construction sites in Hinjewadi, Pune. The sites are Xion, Opus, and Beverley Hills.