CDP – Value Education Class at Dhokali

We have completed our sessions in this school. The Headmistress, Mrs. Aparna Badge gave us a letter commending us for the sessions taken. T.M.C High School No. 6, Dhokali Wednesdays, 11am – 12 noon Class:  9th No of students:  62 Period: 15th Feb to 22 March Feedback from some of the students: Rohan started with saying that he liked all the topics, but he specially liked the topic on friendship; while Rajesh added and agreed saying that they need to chose the ri...
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CDP – International Women’s Day Celebrations

We had the celebration at 4 different places: 8th March - Manpada – 400 + women 10th March - Kokanipada – 60 Dongripada – 40 21st March - Ambika Nagar - 62 As the women came, we appreciated them with a rose each.   Smita Chitre,  a member of the Inner Wheel Club of Thane Hills  conducted informal Interactive Sessions on Self Awareness , Roles Responsibilities and their Right to Dignity,  Self Respect and Self Esteem, Health and Nutrition (WHO definition of...
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CDP – Value Education Class Started

Date : February 15, 2017. Time : 11 am - 12 pm. Place: Dhokali, Thane We started the Value Education on 15th Feb, in a government owned school with 69 9th standard students. The Headmistress welcomed us and addressed the class before handing it over to us. The students were attentive and participative. They had good grasp of the reality too. Next sessions will be in the Virtual Classroom. Hence, we will be able to use Powerpoints to make it more appealing.
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Educating the needy

17-year-old Dinesh Shinde enrolled in our Day Care Centre in 2002 and attended it for 2 years, after which he was admitted into the local municipal school. He has three siblings and lives with his family in a 100 square feet shanty in a slum in Sai Nagar, Thane. His mother is a housewife and his father manages a small shop with his brother. Over the past ten years, Dinesh has done well in school and ranks among the top three students in his class. In March 2013 he got 85% in his 10th grade boa...
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Caring to empower

Rakesh Yadav (name changed) lives in Manpada slums  and used to work for a transport company. His family owned a truck on which he would go for his work trips. During one of these trips he contracted the HIV/AIDS. Once detected, our volunteers met him and counselled him and his wife, who too had contracted the disease. Today Girish is gainfully employed with a interior designer firm. His wife, who was illiterate, has learned to read and write and is working in a school. Rakesh and his wife are...
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Maternal Healthcare

Pooja is from Uttar Pradesh has migrated to the Anand Nagar slums a few years ago.  Her husband works as a driver.  We met her during her third pregnancy in June 2012.  The first time she had had a miscarriage, and the second time she delivered stillborn twins. This time too she was unwell all through her pregnancy and was very anemic. She did not even take her tablets regularly.  When we started visiting her, the first thing we encouraged her to do was to eat. Our team also spoke to her about...
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Where there is a will there is a way

Where there is a will, there is a way 60-year-old Pavitra was the first to register for the Adult Literacy Programme as she asked herself the question, “What stops me from learning to read and write?” Because of her age, Pavitra finds it difficult to keep up with the rest in her class but she is persevering. She has not only taken up the challenge to read and write but has also become an inspiration to many young men and women who come to these classes.
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