Door Step School, Pune

An alarming number of India’s urban poor still remain without an opportunity to receive formal education. Door Step School is an NGO with the mission to bridge this divide, using innovative programmes that will bring education to these children and help them make the transition to literacy and a brighter future. It 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. Door Step school is trying to bridge this gap by bringing education to the "Door Step" of these underprivileged children.

"Door Step School" was established in Mumbai, India in 1988 and later expanded in Pune in 1989 with the aim of addressing literacy amongst the marginalized sections of society. It has impacted the lives of over 50,000 children since its inception.

The DSS runs a Balwadi, Non Formal Education(NFE) classes and study classes for children as part of its Direct Education Programme called Project Foundation.Those students in the age group of 6 to 14 who do not have access to formal schools are taught through these non formal education classes ( NFE).

Further information and project details can be found here.

Project Plan :



Request for funds

Construction projects in Pune continue to grow year after year and so are the out-of-school children of the migrant labour community. In the year 2003-2004, in a survey conducted by Door Step School in Pune that covered around 380 construction sites, almost 50% of the children, numbering approximately 4500, were found to be out-of-school.
Door Step School has therefore decided to place a greater emphasis on this particular area. Intention is to use time tested and successful methods of providing non-formal education to children of these construction site workers who are not enrolled in school.

Basic Requirements:

  • School Stationary
  • Toys
  • Organizing Picnics and Camps


Current Status:

Funds transferred for 2012 € 2500
Funds transferred for 2011 € 2240
Location Pune, Maharashtra