…Hands that give are holier than the lips that speak


( Love & Service Women`s Organization )

Regd. No. : F 13179/04/THANE

Knows no Caste, Creed, Community or Colour

The Spirit of Togetherness

Exempted under 80G (5) of the I.T. Act 1961- reg.


            Education is the key to development not only of children but of nations. Even though primary education is a fundamental right of every child in the country, education for the girl child is not guaranteed. The Girl children belonging to lowest castes and Tribals are the ones who are made to drop out of school for lack of funds, made to help in domestic chores, married off early, and face social hazards such as sexual harassment.

Prem Seva Mahila Mandal, as an NGO with its volunteers has been working to address this issue over the years, across the communities by promoting the cause of education by generating awareness, encouraging children to attend schools, initiating innovative school programmes like door-to-door schools for children who have never attended school or have dropped out for various reasons through our mobile school bus. This is possible only if every single person in the society joins hands and come together to demand and ensure education.

Objectives of the Educational Programme:

Non-Formal Education:

This remains a way of developing other facets of the child such as cultural and self-awareness, improved behaviours and better study habits. The staff at prem seva has been trained to provide guidance to these children and help them develop a better sense of self and purpose by exposing them to different ideas, concepts and ways of dealing with the world.

School on wheels

  • School on wheels (Magic Bus) was inaugurated on 28th November 2009 by the Bombay city Red Cross, Mumbai at Kalyan West, Thane District at the hands of Mr. Bulchandani, Chairman along with Dr. Batiwala and the Members of the Bombay City Red Cross.
  • The school on wheels started its journey with focus on providing education to children who would otherwise go without it. Work has now spread to different locations around kalyan catering t5o nearly thousand children and as many more through direct intervention in the Municipal schools.
  • Non- Formal education for out of school children, especially children of onsite workers, brick-kiln workers all migrants, who work in the period between October and May leaving the rainy season.
  • The project incorporates extracurricular activities and a component of health awareness for the children and the parents. A conscious effort is made to have the children in class learn all the letters of the Marathi Alphabets and Hindhi Alphabets if they are from outside Maharashtra and numbers from 1 – 100 identification of co;ours, shapes done and also taught pattern of writing. Value based stories are enacted through drama and dance.
  • A prize the best attendance was introduced. Drawing competition was organised. Teachers have started encouraging children to create word banks. They are encouraged to read words and write them down.
  • Toys & Games in the bus – truly an entertainment for the children, a special hug of teddy bear or a soft toy brings great joy to these children.  Educative games or taught and played for the mental development of the children.
  • Sports conducted regularly and small gifts as prizes are given to encourage them.
  • Meeting of the parents are held along with awareness through street plays and talks organised for the parents

Activities under this programme are:

  1. Picnics
  2. Talent Hunt
  3. Exposure to outside world
  4. Sports
  5. Health check-up.

Free Courses

The Mandal has the following on-going short-term courses being conducted free of cost to the members with a couple of batches being completed already.

These are as indicated overleaf:

The above courses are conducted in batches at regular intervals and Certification and Awards are given away by Guests of Honour at public gatherings.

Seminars, workshops and open day interactions form an integral part of the Mandal’s activities, thus ensuring that there is a slow yet steady improvement. Orientation-cum-Refresher courses are held on a regular basis. Courses include organized competitions, sports, picnic and Women’s-day-out activities. The overwhelming involvement and response of the Mandal serves as encouragement for those aspiring to be a part of the fast-growing Mandal.

The Mandal carries out door step education to the tribal clans of gypsies from the neighbouring states, who have scattered themselves on the outskirts of Kalyan, and draw them together in the form imparting basic education, health and hygiene awareness, counselling, using street plays and acts to generate an awareness of personal cleanliness and the need for education for their children. Also in large nos. are the children from the brick-kilns, construction sites, and orphans too.