220 – Stationery for a school on wheels – ek chalta phirta school.


Stationery for a school on wheels : Door Step School. Ek chalta phirta school 🙂

Five bright-yellow painted buses that double as daily classes – that travel daily to locations at Jogeshwari East (Below Thackrey Flyover), Crawford Market, Wadi Bunder, Faras Street, Khadak Pada, Mandala.

Door Step School 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. They are trying to bridge this big gap by bringing basic education to the “door steps” of underprivileged children.

Door Step School was established in Mumbai, India in 1988 and later expanded to Pune in 1993. http://www.doorstepschool.org/pune/

Padhega India toh aage badhega India.

Thank you Ankita Shah Kailas Nagaokar and FM Rainblow 107.1 FM RJs Aashna Bhatia Aneesh Dighe Girija Iyer Milee Ravin Chauhan Shivkumar Singh RJ Shweta Shweta Sharma Sonali Chandan Naphade Vaishali Vishal Parikh Zubin Nalawalla


Thank you Vaishali for bringing the RJs from your radio station together on one platform for one cause.





219 Hard Work + Dreams + Dedication = Success

Hard Work + Dreams + Dedication = Success
A few weeks ago, my friend (Maya) from USA called me,
“…. you will be happy to know that my son graduated from University, and I want to ask you if there is any less privileaged school/children you know of we can assist in some way for their education. We have decided to celebate our son’s graduation in this manner.”
I recollected, a year or so ago Maya had donated water filters and stationery to a remote school in Gadag district, Karnataka; the children studying there belonged to different classes of Scheduled Castes/Tribes. They had ample water, but it was not portable and they needed a water filter. Maya got them stationery and more than one water filter, and the Pune based NGO Mukul Madhav Foundation heped us deliver the items all the way to the school in Karnataka. Thank you.
This time, another school in the same district (Government Lower Primary School, Suranagi) needed school bags and stationery. Maya was willing to do the needful, and the NGO Mukul Madhav Foundation http://www.mmpc.in/ and the school bags supplier went a step further to print a meaningful message on the school bags that Maya wanted to donate, this as the message she suggested we print:
Hard Work + Dreams + Dedication = Success
Thank you Maya, and Mukul Madhav Foundation, for doing the needful for this school’s 65 children.