Door Step School,
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.