Society of Door Step Schools - Project Foundation (Pune)

Project Brief: Non-Formal Education classes for out-of-school children of construction workers
Project Type: Non-Formal Educational Centers (description)
Primary Focus: children of migrant workers (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Seattle
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Vidyanand Rajpathak
Project Partner(s): Rajani Paranjpe
Other Contacts: Satyajit Nath
Project Address: , 110 Anand Park,,Aundh,
MAHARASHTRA  411007
Tel: 2589-8762
Stewarding Chapter: Seattle
Oct 2016SeattleUSD 7572
Oct 2016SeattleUSD 8343
Oct 2014SeattleUSD 5461
Aug 2012SeattleUSD 5780
Dec 2011SeattleUSD 995
Aug 2011SeattleUSD 4505
Apr 2011MunichEUR 2240
Mar 2011SeattleUSD 5500
Dec 2009SeattleUSD 5000
Apr 2008SeattleUSD 5820
Jan 2006SeattleUSD 2100
Dec 2005SeattleUSD 5000

Total = $58595.3056

The massive building boom in Pune has created a large out-of-school children phenomenon. Construction workers are migrant, moving from site to site. They come from various parts of the country and speak different languages. They are often illiterate themselves. Finally they lack the resources to be able to send their children to school. 'Project Foundation' was launched by Door Step School with the intent of targetting precisely these children in a concerted fashion. Since Door Step School operates in the Baner/Pashan/Aundh area of Pune, a systematic search of all construction sites was undertaken. At each site a survey was conducted to find the number of out-of-school children. At appropriate sites where the builder offered to provide a safe and secure classroom, classes have been started. So far 12 new NFE classes have been started in addition to the one's already being run.
To provide basic literacy skills to children of out-of-school construction worker's children. They are expected to reach std 2 levels in language and math.
Door Step School provides education to children who (a) do not attend school (b) drop out early (c) have low learning levels