Doorstep School was established in 1988 in Mumbai, India, with the objective of making 100% literacy rate a reality. Now, the Door Step Organization has 750+ members and served more than 30,000 underprivileged children.
You must have heard, “Where there is a will, there is a way.” But there are very few people who dare to take initiative to bring change. Meet one of our unheard heroes “Mrs. Rajni Paranjpe“. “Rajni Tai”, who did something extra for education in our society.
In this article, we are going to share her journey, who dedicated her life to improving literacy and developing the lifestyle of underprivileged children of our society.
Rajni Tai has put a vision to make 100% literacy rate a reality in our society. From her social work experience, she believes that education is the single most important factor that can bring changes in the lower strata of our society.
With a vision
To bring change, she, along with her former student, Mrs. Bina Lashkari, started an amazing initiative called Mumbai, a door step school in 1988. Door step volunteers go wherever children are and start taking classes there. They try to teach children from 3 years to 18 years of age. They usually opt for outposts, construction sites, railway and bus stations, malls and markets etc.
In addition to her vision of improving literacy rate in the depreciation section, she has started other projects targeting her needs and the challenges she faces. Such projects are “School on Wheels, Teaching Young, Every Child Counts and many more”.
Rajni Tai also has a master’s degree in social work and 20 years of teaching experience. Apart from teaching, she also headed the research department and Anganwadi Training Center in the College of Social Work.
This is the special thing about heroes, “They are ordinary people, but their thoughts, ideas and actions make them extraordinary for our society”.