This is our latest programme launched in March, on the occasion of “Gudhi Padva – Marathi New Year”. We have only one container; there we accommodate all students together. But for children from 3-5 years old, there should be an open space for them. Balwadi children don’t sit at one place quietly. They keep moving here and there, makes noise, laugh, cry, we can’t make them to be quiet and sit with elder children. so we near the container only we opened a balwadi for children in age group 2-5 years old.
Our main objective to start a balwadi – nursery was to include small children in education so that they can develop interest in education before started working on roads or begging. Children will come to school, learn songs, have fun, learn letters and numbers, they be happy in nursery. For 11am to 4pm officially, but they be in balwadi for whole day, they keep place clean, play with toys, study, eat and sleep in balwadi only, at night they go to home. Another reason of starting balwadi is preventing mothers to from taking their children for begging. When any of these ladies has a small child, they tie it with dupatta and go for begging. This affects children they found it as easy way to earn money, so they also continue doing it. We have such student in primary section of school, which used to beg daily on signals.
Children are now happily living in balwadi, they also follow schedule for other students, and they all have meal together, play and do a lot fun. Now it will help them to develop their own thinking related to education. And the will grow on their own.