Society of Door Step Schools - Door Step School (Pune) Laman Tanda

Project Brief: Door Step School runs Non-formal education (NFE) classes for out-of-school children and study classes for those attending school. Laman Tanda is one such center where classes are conducted for children in the surrounding slum.
Project Type: Non-Formal Educational Centers (description)
Primary Focus: children from slums (description)

Secondary Focus: girls

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Silicon Valley
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Vidyanand Rajpathak
Project Partner(s): Premnath Venugopalan
Other Contacts: Guruswamy Kumaraswamy
Project Address: , 110 Anand Park,,Aundh,
Tel: 2589-8762
Stewarding Chapter: Silicon Valley
Jan 2010Silicon ValleyUSD 21563
Dec 2008SeattleUSD 2440
Nov 2008Silicon ValleyUSD 21563
Dec 2007Silicon ValleyINR 20
Dec 2006AtlantaUSD 1125
Jan 2006SeattleUSD 2900
Dec 2006AtlantaUSD 2250
Oct 2005AtlantaUSD 2000
Feb 2005SeattleUSD 2000

Total = $55841.436

Laman Tanda is a community of Lamani people. Traditionally nomadic, they have settled in this slum for many years. The drop-out rate of children in this area is very high, especially for adolescent girls. The area is not conducive to learning, petty crime and delinquency is high. Door Step School has been running classes in a local school building (the school is not operational) for 2 years. In spite of many difficulties results have been encouraging. Currently Door Step School runs both NFE and Study Classes in the morning as well as in the afternoon.
1) To provide continuing education to children (especially girls) who have dropped out of school very early. Classes are conducted at times that are suitable to the children, taking into account the chores they must perform at home.
2) To help children with their school work and improve their levels.
Door Step School provides education to children who (a) do not attend school (b) drop out early (c) have low learning levels
Laman Tanda is one of the projects run by Door Step School