Shikhshaangans (Coaching Centres for the Needy Underprivileged Students): We run three such centres at present. One in Thane, the second one in Rabale and the third one in New Panvel. The one in New Panvel was recently opened( on the 15th of JUly 2018). There are around 30 students in Thane Shikshaangan, close to 50 students in Rabale Shikshaangan and 25 students in New Panvel Shikshaangan.
We will soon be starting our fourth Shikshaangan.
The students who attend are right from the 1st standard to the 8th standard. From the 9th standard onwards, or earlier, we help them to attend private coaching classes to get better focussed coaching.
During non-school hours the underprivileged children are coached by appointed instructors. In these Shikhshaangans along with covering the school syllabus, emphasis is also placed on imparting to the children skills such as -- Spoken English, Public speaking, Confidence building measures, etc. We celebrate different functions with the children - such as Independence Day, Diwali, New Year, Christmas, Shivaji Jayanthi, Birthdays of well-wishers etc. We also gift various necessary items to the children (shoes, story books, note books, schools bags, dresses, etc.).
The idea is to help the children to build up a strong base so that they are able to well when they reach higher classes. The children from these Shikshaangans will supported by our Trust, to the extent possible, financially till they graduate.
Activities of our Shikshaangans are also covered in our facebook: