The Members of Rotract Club of Datta Meghe Institute of Management Studies visited and volunteered in Santra Market Centre of UPAY on 2nd & 3rd April, 2019 for teaching in Footpath Shaala- a project by Under Privileged Advancement By Youth (UPAY). UPAY is a Non-Governmental Organisation which works towards providing quality education to underprivileged children in India. Footpath Shaala is an initiative for the kids living on the footpath and doing some unskilled labor or literally begging for their bread & butter.
This activity was successfully conducted under the guidance of Dr. Shiney Chib, Director of DMIMS, Nagpur and Co-ordinator of the activity Ms.Rucha Lohi. Students co-ordinators were Parag Hadke, Vishwas Vaidya and Aditi Khanorkar performed the activity with the help of other members Pranay Manekar, Ayush Bhoyar and Amit Wanjari at the NGO. the volunteers of Footpath Shala Mr.Ganesh Birajdar and Mr.Vishal Timande who supported us to make the ASR activity successful.
The underprivileged children present there were between the age group of 5 years to 13years. Various activities were conducted for the children at the centre. Starting with interactive session with the children and teaching them some basics meditation techniques, telling them about hygiene and good habits, encouraging them to study more, then a singing and dance sessions held as well. A session of basic mathematics, word problems was taken to teach them how to apply Addition and Subtraction in real life scenario.