“Be Educated, Be Organized’

Education and awareness is the only solution for any social problem. Our education initiatives facilitate holistic development and promote inclusion for the marginalized sections. The path finding project in Child Education has set precedence in formal pre-primary education with a dedicated campus of two acres. The complimentary education projects for the slum and remote village students are the first of its kind and relentlessly being implemented by a band of zealous volunteers.

Projects

Vihang – A comprehensive learning center for special children at Aurangabad

  • Exceptional learning facilities for 300 Divyang kids at a completely Divyang friendly Campus.
  • All the necessary therapies (Speech Therapy, Physiotherapy, Music Therapy, Occupational therapy) for the development of abilities of the Divyang kids. Clinical support
  • Accessible Building, Library,
  • Vocational Training Center
  • Parental Support System, ‘Sangopan’ Course for Parents of Differently able kids
  • Teachers’ Training Center in Special Education.
  • Special Education and Rehabilitation Research Center

Swimming Pool for Divyanga Kids, Auditorium, Counseling Rooms and other necessary facilities soon at a new building

The only theme Child Education Research Project in Central Maharashtra. Started as a unique experiment in 1996. This project today stands tall as a role model project in main stream child education field. Spread over to acres, Omkar Balwadi, with a battery of committed volunteers. It is acknowledged as the best by many educationists and parents.

The highlights of the project completely informal and value-based curriculum

  • Ideal Children- Teacher Ratio.
  • No Exams- No Competitions for the Kids! Everyone is a winner.
  • “Don’t teach the kids, let them learn. Teacher the parents”
  • 100 activist and volunteers
  • Training Balwadi teachers across Maharashtra for this pattern.
  • Unique architecture with all facilities.

We have created a strong network of pre-primary schools in the slum areas for Value Based, Eco friendly, Joy of Learning!! We focus on Completely Informal Education with specially designed curriculum at the Token Fees only.

This project is highly successful in creating base of learning in hundreds of kids from slums. We have also included Parental Education in this project. We have a Practical approach to pre-primary learning.

  • Vatsalya Balwadi, Mukundwadi (2000) –           70 kids
  • Mamta Balwadi, Milindnagar (2006) –           70 kids
  • Anand Balwadi, Brijwadi (2003) –           50 kids

A simple but highly powerful Adolescence Education and Empowerment Program for girls of (Age group 12-19). 20 villages and 20 slums covered. Started 10 years ago, this unique program aims at bridging the Gender Gap, increasing the average Age of Marriage for girls and promoting their Education. 10000 adolescent girls every year go through the extensive adolescence counseling and various personality development programs. The program is proving very vital to the most vulnerable section of the community- the adolescent girls. It has successfully increased the average age of marriage to near 18 from a much lower 16.3 in the project areas. It has intervened to stop child marriages and had successfully enrolled hundreds of girls back to the education stream.

KVP Activitis:

  • ‘Ek Kali Umaltana’- Adolescence counseling
  • School based sessions
  • Health Checkup, Rubella Vaccination
  • Personality Development Camps
  • Education aids distribution
  • Sports activities
  • Enrolling mother parents
  • Exposure visits

The project is currently supported by Minex Foundation, Mumbai.

This project is about Complementary Education and personality development opportunities to students from slums. We try to inculcate leadership qualities and social awareness amongst all students across the verticals. Started in 1990 this project has produced many extraordinary student leaders.

Highlights:

  • Daily gathering for three hours on three locations.
  • Personality Development Camps
  • Exposure visits
  • Sports Activities
  • Education aids
  • Scholarships
  • Special Coaching for SSC, HSC
  • 40 ex-beneficiaries volunteer regularly.

Dosti Project is a school based counseling and support for adolescent education for rural boys. Started in 2017, this project covers 20 schools.

It introduces the physical and mental changes in the adolescents and the ways to cope-up with them. One on one counseling group sessions, games, videos are the important tools to inculcate the life education.