Mahatma Gandhi School is a free English medium school for underprivileged and poor children. Currently, we are providing free education to 208 kids living in slum areas of Pune (Burmashell, Jaijawan nagar, Vadarwadi and Kalwad)
Background from where our students come
Children in School Premises
A quick glance into our work (A short presentation on our vision, mission, background and social work)
After a successful journey of 13 years of “Jeevan Mitra Pratishthan Charitable Trust” , Shri. Vinayak Deokar has established “Jeevan Mitra Educational Society” (NGO – Reg. No: MAH 980/2013/Pune). The “Jeevan Mitra Educational Society” has started free English medium school named MAHATMA GANDHI SCHOOL (U-DISE code: 27251500722; Registration ID: 10325) for the underprivileged and poor children, belonging to all kind of economically weaker sections.
We are on a mission to provide free and quality education to underprivileged and poor children in India, creating hope for bright future and better life.
Despite all the growth and development in India, the economic disparity between rich and poor remains very wide. On education front, even the fees for regular pre-primary schools are no less than Rs. 25,000-40,000 a year, which is way beyond the capacity of low-income, economically backward and poor families.
The journey started for us when we noticed that the kids of maids and widows living in slum areas of Pune (Bhim nagar, Jaijawan nagar, Vadarwadi, Kalwad) were deprived of basic education. Though some of them managed to send their kids to schools, daily struggle, distress and hand-to-mouth situation forced them to pull out their kids from school and make them to work, not realizing the importance of education. And that is when “Jeevan Mitra Educational Society” decided to help these kids get out of this situation, by giving them complete free education along with uniforms, shoes, books, stationaries, school bags etc. The experiment started in June 2014 with nursery and LKG classes for 46 students (School was inaugurated at the hands of well-known Social Activist Dr. Vikas Amte, Shri Bhai Vaidya, and Shri Baba Adhav). Today, we are educating 208 underprivileged and poor children through Nursery, LKG, UKG,1 STD and 2 STD classes.
Education is a fundamental human right and no one should be deprived of it. Hence by starting this school we wish to do our bit towards bringing lights into the life of the less fortunate by giving them this wonderful opportunity to become educated.
We need your support and love in this journey of social transformation to educate underprivileged and poor children in India.
Vinayak Deokar, being a follower of Mahatma Gandhi and considering him as an inspiration, has decided to dedicate this school to Gandhiji’s social contribution and hence has named the school “Mahatma Gandhi School”. To know more about Vinay, please visit – About Us
We provide following benefits to our students:
- No Fees (Complete free education)
- Free books and school bags
- Free uniform and shoes
Our Future Plans:
Our long term vision is to build a residential school, ensuring that true and holistic education is easily accessible to the economically weaker segment of the society for free. We believe in the education system that cultivate values, brings equality and nurtures nation-society first thinking. Every child has potential to realize his/her dreams, we aim to enroll more than 1500 tribal, homeless, vulnerable and underprivileged children by 2025.