The Society of Door Step Schools (Pune)

Project Brief: Doorstep School (DSS) provides education and support to the often-forgotten children of pavement dwellers, slum dwellers, construction site families and many other underprivileged families.
Project Type: Non-Formal Educational Centers (description)
Primary Focus: children of migrant workers (description)

Secondary Focus: children from slums

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Silicon Valley
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Suhas Satheesh
Project Partner(s): Jayashree Joglekar
Other Contacts: Mayuri Maheswari
Project Address: , 110, Parimal Anand Park, Aundh,,,
Tel: 91-20-25898762/9766337431
Stewarding Chapter: Silicon Valley
Jul 2016Silicon ValleyUSD 17806
Mar 2016Silicon ValleyUSD 17879
Nov 2014Silicon ValleyUSD 16215
Oct 2013Silicon ValleyUSD 33634
Oct 2013Silicon ValleyUSD 10092
Dec 2012Silicon ValleyUSD 17398
May 2012Silicon ValleyUSD 18068
Nov 2011Silicon ValleyUSD 16640
Aug 2011Silicon ValleyUSD 9520
May 2011Silicon ValleyUSD 9463

Total = $166715

Doorstep School (DSS) provides education and support to the often-forgotten children of pavement dwellers, slum dwellers, construction site families and many other underprivileged families. Many of these children are not enrolled in school and have limited access to books and a place to study. Additionally, many children drop out of school to work or care for younger children. With neither support nor resources at home some children also suffer from very low learning levels. DSS is trying to bridge this gap by bringing education to the "Doorstep" of these underprivileged children.

“Project Foundation” is part of the Direct Education Programme of Door Step School which addresses the needs of children in the age group of 6 to 14 who do not have access to formal schools. DSS runs Educational Activity Centers -EAC (Literacy Classes) and study classes for these children, supported by Balwadis and Day Care Centres at construction sites.

Asha SV is supporting 10 EACs in Pune.
1) Enroll children in formal schools
2) Provide access to books and a place to study
3) Reduce drop out rate and improve learning levels
DSS was established in Mumbai, India in 1988 and later expanded in Pune in 1989 with the aim of addressing literacy amongst the marginalized sections of society.

Door Step School provides education to children who (a) do not attend school (b) drop out early (c) have low learning levels
E mail : pune{at}doorstepschool{dot}org
Website :
Jan 2017 FCRA_2016
Oct 2016 DSS budget 2016-2017
Oct 2016 Poll screenshot
Oct 2015 DSS_Budgetppt_2015
Oct 2015 DSS_Activity_report_2015
Oct 2015 DSS_Financialreport_2015
Oct 2015 DSS_poll_2015
Oct 2015 DSS_siteVisit
Oct 2015 Oct 7 Meeting Minutes
Jan 2015 DSS site visit
Dec 2014 Site Visit Report Dec 2014
Nov 2014 Minutes of Meeting and Poll Results for Project Renewal 2014
Nov 2014 DSS - Email requesting Funds for 2014 - 15.pdf
Oct 2014 Budget Renewal Proposal 2014-2015
Apr 2014 Expenses Report April 2013 to March 2014
Dec 2013 Site Visit Report 2013
Oct 2013 Half Yearly Progress Report April - Sept 2013
Oct 2013 Pre-primary (Balwadi) projects progress report April-Sept 20
May 2013 JNFF Grant proposal
May 2013 Budget proposal for 2013-14
May 2013 2013 approval minutes and poll
Apr 2013 Annual update - 2012-13
Apr 2013 Finance Report 2012-13
Apr 2013 Centers to be supported in 2013-14
Apr 2013 Photographs and Stories from the centers
Nov 2012 Site visit
Nov 2012 Finance Report Apr-Sep 2012
Nov 2012 Funds Utilization certificate Apr-Sep2012
Nov 2012 Half yearly report Apr-Sep2012
Nov 2012 Balwadi project - Apr-Sep12
Jun 2012 Performance against Eval Metrics - Apr2011-Mar 2012
Jun 2012 Balwadi project - 2011-12
Jun 2012 Photographs from 2012
May 2012 DSS 2012 approval minutes and polltes
Mar 2012 Budget-Apr2012 to Mar2013
Mar 2012 Centers to be supported in 2012-13
Oct 2011 Half-yearly report Apr-Sep 2011
Oct 2011 Finance report Apr-Sep 2011
Aug 2011 Site visit Aug 2011
Aug 2011 Evaluation Document
Apr 2011 Project Proposal for 2011-12
Apr 2011 Learning centers to be supported
Apr 2011 Meeting minutes and Poll approval
Oct 2009 Site visit in Laman Tanda center