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Door Step School
Mumbai, Grant Road West
Since: 29 year(s)
No. of beneficiaries :
To be an instrumental force that brings development to children.
All children deserve an education. An alarming number of India’s urban poor still remain without an opportunity to receive formal education. Our mission at Doorstep School is to bridge this divide using innovative programs that will bring education to these children and help them make the transition to literacy and a brighter future.Show More
About The Founder
Bina Sheth Lashkari
At Door Step School’s very inception, Mrs. Lashkari took the first non formal education class in the then Dalit Ambedkar Nagar. Ever since, her links to the communities have remained strong. As the organisation’s work and the team expanded, she took on the crucial leadership role. She continues to head the Mumbai branch ofDoorStepSchool.
Her work has been acknowledged by many. She was awarded the Ashoka fellowship in 2002, the Mayor’s award on Women’s Day in 2002 and more recently in 2009, the Ahilya bai Holkar award on Maharashtra Day. She has a Masters degree in Social Work fromCollegeofSocial Work, Nirmala Niketan in Mumbai.Show More
“Door Step School“ is an NGO which was started with the aim of addressing literacy amongst the marginalized sections of society. The organisation built its program to address three major problems:
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. We are trying to bridge this gap by bringing educationto the “Door Step” of these underprivileged children.
Door Step School was established in Mumbai, India in 1988 and later expanded to Pune in 1993. It has impacted the lives of over 50,000 children since its inception.Show More