Asha for Education Logo Door Step School (Mumbai)
, Mumbai District
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current / ongoing

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Project Steward
Bhinish Shah
nycnj AT ashanet DOT org
Project Partner(s)
Bina Lashkari
bina AT doorstepschool DOT org
Additional Contact
Mandar Jadhav
jadhav DOT mandar AT gmail DOT com
Project Address
Jagannath Shankarsheth Chowk Municipal School Second Floor
Room No 54, Nana Chowk, Grant Road
Mumbai District
Tel: 011-91-22-23826343
Funds Disbursed

Total = $110,953

TOTAL: $110,953.00
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Project Description

Door Step School is a registered non-profit organization working in Mumbai and Pune, India. They conduct non-formal education classes for out of school and working children (7 to 18 years of age) residing in slums, on pavements, docks etc. With the introduction of the "School on Wheels" bus, Door Step has come closer to fulfilling one of its major objectives - making basic education easily accessible to a larger number of children. The bus drops off the children to school and also acts as a classroom for 5 sessions during the day. It also runs similar classes for adolescent girls whose parents are often reluctant to send them to school and have to work to supplement the family income. DSS also runs Balwadis for pre-school children, so that they are prepared to enroll in school when they are old enough. Doorstep has also recognized the need for children enrolled in school to remain so and to that end runs study classes for first generation learners who have little or no support at home.

The school bus used for the “School on wheels” project was old and did not conform to the RTO/Government emissions standards. This meant urgent replacement with a new bus. Door Step School went back to the Japanese consulate in Mumbai to request them, to sponsor the one time expense for the new bus as they had done for the earlier bus. The consulate has given the funding and the a brand new tata bus is on the streets helping to educate the young minds. Beyond that the project is doing great work with street children who spend most of their time begging and rag picking. Here at the School on wheels they spend few hours of their day learning the basic of education, simple math and sciences. DSS also gives them basic computer education and occasionally takes them on a picnic/movie.

Purpose / Goals

Door Step School has one fundamental goal: making education accessible to working children who may not otherwise have access to a regular school. This organisation has been working towards this goal since 1988.

Project Type: Non-Formal Educational Centers (description)

Primary Focus: children from slums (description)

Secondary Focus: children of migrant workers

Area: Urban

Additional Information

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??? 2010dss_self_appraisal_template
Nov 2009Budget_DDS_2009-10.xls
Nov 2009Proposal_DDS_2009-10.doc
Sep 2008Sept_2008_Projects_Meeting_Questions
Aug 2008SOW-Pics-2008
Aug 2008Statement-April08-June08
Aug 2008Budget2008-2009
Apr 2008gala07-maruti-pics
Apr 2008gala07-maruti-expenses
Apr 2008Statement-April07-March08
Jan 2008Site Visit By AnishaMuni
Dec 2007Financial Statement April07-Sept07
Nov 2007DSSProgramUpdate
Nov 2007AuditStat2007
Jun 2007Budget-2007-2008
Apr 2007DSSMarutiOmniProposalGalaAuction
Mar 2007Project Report 06-07
Mar 2007FinacialStatementApril06-March07
Jan 2007site-visit-by-Mazin
Apr 2006Site Visit By Jessica Elengical
Apr 2006SOW Report
Apr 2006Site Visit By Jessica Elengical
??? 2006Proposed Budget
May 2005Proposal for Construction Site NFE Classes
May 2005Proposal for School On Wheels 2005-2006
Apr 2005School On Wheel Site Visit Report
Jan 2005Site Visit to Pune DSS
??? 2005Overview of Door Step School
Jun 2004Laman Tanda Site Visit
Apr 2004Laman_tanda_April2004 Proposal
Apr 2004DSS_OrgDetails_April2004
Mar 2004School-on-Wheels 2004-2005 Budget Estimate
Feb 2003Saurabh Dani describes Dr. Mashelkar's visit to DSS Pune
Jan 2003Santosh Raikar rides the School-on-Wheels
Sep 2002Updates from Doorstep
??? 2002Doorstep FAQ
Apr 2001Site Visit by Bikash Kumar
Feb 2001An Appeal from Door Step
May 2000Cover letter for 1999 - 2000
Jan 2000Proposal fro Corporate Giving Program
Jan 2000Site Visit by Ranjeet Ranade
Dec 1999Funding Needs
Oct 1999Proposal
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