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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Breaking free of illiteracy

Harishchandra has never been to school and works as a helper in a factory at Thane. He doesn’t want his son, Tejas, to suffer the same fate. Tejas’ mother found it difficult to send him to school until her neighbor spoke to her about Jeevan Asha. Initially low in confidence, Tejas has transitioned from being reticent to a participative and vocal child. His parents are very grateful for the love and care given to him at the DCC.
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