Door Step School – Mumbai


Door Step School” was established in Mumbai, India in 1988 and later expanded in Pune in 1993 with the aim of providing literacy to the marginalised sections of society. The organisation built its program to address three major problems:

– Non- enrollment

– Wastage


Door Step School provides education and support to the often-forgotten children of pavement dwellers, slum dwellers, construction site families and many other underprivileged families. Many of these children are not enrolled in school and have limited access to books and a place to study. Many children also drop out of school to work or care for younger children. With neither support nor resources at home, some children also suffer from very low learning levels.

Even though,the Right to Education Act(RTE) mandates free and compulsory education to all children in age group of 6-14 years. however, there are still a large number of children do not go to school.

Door Step School helps these children get enrolled in government schools in an effort to mainstream them into formal education system. Once the children are in school,  Door Step School offers them various support services to enable them in their studies  and help  reduce the dropouts.


 All children deserve an education. An alarming number of India’s urban poor still remain without an opportunity to receive formal education. Our mission at Doorstep School is to bridge this divide using innovative programs that will bring education to these children and help them make the transition to literacy and a brighter future.


To be an instrumental force that brings development to children.


Primary education for all children up to 14 years of age.


  • To provide facilities for improving literacy skills of children between age group of 3 to 14 years (School going and non school going) in the areas considered under the project.
  • To address the problems faced by our public school system viz., non-enrollment, wastage, stagnation and low quality of learning for the children enrolled.
  • To provide all these services at flexible timings and at suitable locations- be it in slums/pavements/streets.
  • To work towards overall development of children.

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Jagriti Mission Ishita Foundation (MIF)


The Jagriti Mission Ishita Foundation works for the rights of women. The main driving force behind is Ishita Uppal, the young activist,  the one who inspired the foundation of this organization.


At JAGRITI Mission Ishita Foundation, we aim at saving the Girl Child to maintain the gender-ratio; and to save our planet Mother Earth by planting more & more trees to maintain the ecological balance We are working for the empowerment of women, creating awareness among the masses about education, health, legal rights, hygiene and also regarding family issues. We are also adopting the poor school girls bearing their their educational & other expenses.

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Ishita Uppal has been engaged in social work since the age of 10. She delivered her first lecture in a public-gathering only when she was 11 & after that there was no looking back. At 12, she was designated as the Brand Ambassador by the Chief Minister of Haryana Sh. B. S. Hooda on November 19, 2009. Since then, she embarked on a journey to make her countrymen aware of the problem of Female-Foeticide & Global-Warming, which are great threats to the survival of mankind. She proved to be a source of inspiration for the foundation of this Organization. It has been formed with the motive to root out the problem of Female-Foeticide and Global- Warming as the word Jagriti sounds “awareness”- the Foundation is working to create awareness among the masses with the slogan “ Ped Lagao Beti Bachao”. When we have to save the Girl Child, we have to save our Mother Earth too- as both are equally important for the mankind.


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The Foundation is creating awareness through various activities and encouraging people especially youth to come forward for the cause with a change in their mindset. Both the Rural and Urban areas are covered during the Campaign in the Schools, Colleges, Health Departments, Clubs and many other Organisations. The Foundation is holding Road-Shows, Essay-writing & Painting Competitions, Seminars, Handicraft Workshops, taking on Plantation Drives, organizing Lectures, Yoga and Karate Camps for the Girls. We are forming the Jagriti Youth Club- through which we are empowering the education of girls by holding free coaching classes for the under privileged girls by the club members. We are planning to open Shelter Homes for the abandoned baby girls & Handicraft centres for the destitute women. At the same time, I strongly believe that inspite of all these efforts, the awareness and counseling of males is of utmost importance; they should also come forward to protect the rights of women.

ImageContact: Capt. D.K. Uppal(Project Director) 09803367560.

JAGRITI Mission Ishita Foundation

Head Office: # 48, Sec-21, Panchkula,

E-mail: Regd. u/s 80G OF Income Tax.



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Yuvsatta first started as newspaper in 1990 by like minded youngsters studying in various Colleges and University of the city, slowly and steadily it took shape of an non-profit organization which was formally got registered in 1996 in Chandigarh city of India.

Yuvsatta’s first project was on waste management, providing gainful employment to rag-pickers and green environment to residents by ensuring door to door waste collection. This programme gradually reached out to other important north India cities as well. Volunteers of Yuvsatta were also first to start a free telephone counseling service on matters related HIV, Drug Abuse and sex in the region.

In January, 2000 in association with Gandhi Smriti & Darshan Samiti, New Delhi, Yuvsatta organized a World Youth Conference on ‘Millennium without Violence’, at Panjab University, Chandigarh.  Sri R. Venkataraman, former President of India presided over the same and delegates of fifteen different countries participated. And at Gandhi Darshan, Raj Ghat, in New Delhi Prof. Moegiadi, Director, UNESCO, New Delhi released a book titled ‘Millenium without Violence’, on the outcomes of the Conference. Again in August, 2000, Yuvsatta organized an International Conference on ‘Need for Afro-Asian Dialogue’, youth leaders from ten different Asian and African countries participated in the endeavour.

In 2005 volunteers of Yuvsatta launched a first of its kind ‘Campaign for Peace-citIES’ in which more then 130 “Peace Clubs’ are formed till date in major educational institutions of the tricity i.e. Chandigarh-Panhkula-SAS Nagar (Mohali), where many teachers and Principals of respective schools and colleges are dedicating their time and resources to the task of making these clubs vibrant and result oriented.

Under its greentire programme, volunteers of Yuvsatta are motivating more & more people use bicycles more often in the city.

On February, 22, 2005, death anniversary of Kasturba Gandhi a small centre christen as Kasturba Gandhi Kendra was started in a slum area Bapu Dham Colony in Sector 26 of Chandigarh for socio-economic uplift of children, especially adolescent girls from marginalized sections of the society.

Yuvsatta is also successfully running a HIV/AIDS Intervention Project focusing on promoting healthy life-style amongst around 1000 sex workers in Chandigarh.


Projects of Yuvsatta like Campaign for Peace-cities, programmes on promotion of girl child in the society, socio-economic uplift of downtrodden, AIDS/Drug Abuse awareness programmes, various gandhian initiatives, promotion of Cycling, solid waste management, campaigns against pernicious social evils etc. indicate the breadth of vision that guides it. It also shows that Yuvsatta’s outlook is holistic, recognizing that the economic, the social, and the personal are inextricably linked and simultaneously interventions at the individual and mass levels are likely to bring in far more collective results than either of them alone.

 Yuvsatta’s activities have earned the unalloyed support of the community and the media. The support has a reason. It is Yuvsatta’s commitment and its willingness to share its expertise with others. It has been our belief that knowledge, if shared, grows. As more minds get involved, time taken to devise and implement solutions is shortened. As more creative ideas are available, new strategies can be devised.


“Based upon contributions of youth, to create peace-cities around the world with people living in harmony with man & nature.”


We envision a world where all people are equally respected, fully protected and universally realized.  Included in this vision is a world where all young people – regardless of nationality, ethnicity, religion, class, gender or other differences – are encouraged and empowered to non-violently claim their own rights and serve as advocates for the rights of others.

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