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In collaboration with Door Step Schools, Katalyst Pune conducted a dynamic CSR activity on Friday, 22nd June 2018.

The ‘Right To Education Act 2009′ (RTE) provides for ‘Free and Compulsory’ Education to all children in the age group of 6 to 14.

The ‘Right To Education Act 2009′ (RTE) provides for ‘Free and Compulsory’ Education to all children in the age group of 6 to 14. However, communities of construction laborers, pavement dwellers, and other migrant communities are not seen to be aware of their rights. As a result, even in the third year of RTE implementation, we can see a large number of out-of-school children around us.

In collaboration Door Step Schools, Katalyst Pune conducted a dynamic CSR activity on Friday, 22nd June 2018.

The ‘Right To Education Act 2009′ (RTE) provides for ‘Free and Compulsory’ Education to all children in the age group of 6 to 14. However, communities of construction laborers, pavement dwellers, and other migrant communities are not seen to be aware of their rights. As a result, even in the third year of RTE implementation, we can see a large number of out-of-school children around us.

With the objective to identify such children in Pune city and to ensure their enrollment in nearby schools, a citizens’ campaign – ‘Every Child Counts’ (ECC) – was launched in November 2011. The campaign envisages mobilization and involvement of a large number of citizens towards participation in the Goal of Universal Elementary Education and is also creating awareness among the people about the practical problems of the marginalized in educating their children besides the popularly believed reasons such as lack of motivation and lack of money.

Katalyst has always encouraged its employees and instilled a sense of social impact within the company as well as society at large. Not only Katalyst has believed in giving back to our society but has also taken upbeat measures for many years to accomplish its varied social responsibilities in its corporate activities.

Moreover, our employees’ interest and co-operation had made this corporate social event more productive and effectual. Our employees visited slums near our office premises and helped children and their parents understand the right to education and also took ice-breaker games for them.

We gathered a group of parents and children of nearby slums and helped them understand the right to education (RTE) and the facilities that Indian government has for children. We also understood their hesitations, their if’s and but’s and also clarified all their myths. Names of the children were noted of who could enroll in the nearest school. Parents were happy to know how education can change the life of their children and future generation.

One of the teams decided to go to a school in the slum and did a fantastic job of educating the children. We played games and conducted small activities for them which made their time joyful. We also distributed chocolates to the kids that brought a never-ending smile on their face.

Our main aim was:-

  • Mobilizing individual and partner volunteers through online, media and other means
  • Identifying school children
  • Creating awareness among parents and children
  • Enrolling children in schools
  • Ensuring continuity of the child in school with necessary support and interventions.
  • Showing video/s to children & discussing on the videos from YouTube in Hindi or Marathi on hygiene, cleanliness, environment or other informative videos

Katalyst is proud of its employees’ efforts taken to make the event such an overwhelming success, hoping to make an even bigger difference with each activity.









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