Free English Medium School For Needy Children

Lakhs of poor and slum children in India (aged between 6-14 years) are working as child labour and are vulnerable to various kinds of exploitation. 

Realizing that Quality Education is the only way to get these kids out of child labour, we have started a free English medium school for these children in 2014 with just 6 kids reporting on day 1. Today, we are educating 208 kids residing in slum areas of Pune (Burmashell, Jaijawan nagar, Vadarwadi, Kalwad) for free. The school was inaugurated at the hands of well-known Social Activist Dr. Vikas Amte, Shri Bhai Vaidya, and Shri Baba Adhav.

We have been serving needy society for more than 16 years - for 13 years we provided medical support to more than 1500 needy heart and cancer patients. For last 3 years, we are working on educating poor and underprivileged kids. Please visit our testimonials page for more details -
Eminent personalities like Shri Anna Hazare, Dr. Prakash Amte, Dr. Mandakini Amte, Shrimati Medha Patkar, Shrimati Sindhutai Sapkal and many more personalities from different walks have graced the several occasions.

Children in Burmashell slum, Pune. 

The school runs in 4000 sq ft rented premises and is located in Yerwada, Pune
School Address: Lane No. 2B, Plot No.52, Sanjay Park, Airport Road, Yerwada, Pune, India - 411006.

Children in school

Our social initiative have been highlighted in various medias. For more details, please visit our testimonials page -

How can you help?
We are completely dependent on donations to meet school operational expenses.

82 needy students of Nursery, LKG and UKG classes are not sponsored yet. The yearly cost to educate one child is approximately Rs. 12000/- . The total cost to educate 82 students for one year is: Rs. 9,84,000/-  (82 X 12000). The pictures of students to be supported are uploaded at -

Your contribution will make a huge difference and will help us to educate these children. 

To support education of kids, please donate:
  • Rs. 1000/- to cover cost of one child for one month.
  • Rs. 3000/- to cover cost of one child for three months.
  • Rs. 6000/- to cover cost of one child for six months.
  • Rs. 12000/- to cover cost of one child for a year
or as per your wish.

Below are the details of our annual operational expenses (for 208 students)

Sr. No. Expense Category Amount in Rs. (Annual/Yearly cost)
1  All teachers-supporting staff Salaries (@ 1,34,000  per month for 8 teachers and 5 staff)
2  School Building Rental (@39,600 per month)
3  Uniforms (including Sweaters) (for all classes - Nursery to 2nd std)3,09,560
4  Benches (for Nursery)50,400
5  Bags (for all classes - Nursery to 2nd std)99,900
6  Stationeries (for all classes - to 2nd std)35,000
7  Subject Books and notebooks (for all classes - Nursery to 2nd std)2,70,000
8  Shoes-Socks (for all classes - Nursery to 2nd std)
9 Functions (cultural celebrations, national functions  like Gandhi Jayanti, 15th Aug, Activities etc.) 1,50,000
10 Miscellaneous (telephone bill, internet,  conveyance, school maintenance)2,00,000
Total32,77,980 (total yearly cost)

More details about school
Mahatma Gandhi School is a free English medium school for needy children; run and managed by “Jeevan Mitra Educational Society”. 
The school was established in 2014 by Shri Vinayak Deokar with the intent to provide an equal opportunity platform to less fortunate children of widows, single parent, maids staying in slum areas of Pune.

Long Term Vision
Our long term vision is to build a residential school, so that we can also accommodate orphan, vulnerable and tribal children as we move along the journey.
Jeevan Mitra Educational Society - NGO Registration Certificate
Jeevan Mitra Educational Society - NGO Registration Certificate
Audit Report - Last Year 2016-2017- Expenditure
Audit Report - Last Year 2016-2017- Expenditure
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28th March 2018
Dear Friends and well-wishers,

Thank you very much for your support to our campaign on providing quality education to slum and underprivileged children. With your support, we are able to bring hope in the lives of less fortunate kids. To know more about our free English medium school, please visit -

Thanks and Regards,
Vinayak Deokar (Founder President)
21st December 2017
Dear Supporters,

Thank you very much for your support and contribution. All the funds raised will be used towards the education of kids and the following - Books, Bags, stationary and operational expenses.

Thank you for the support you have shown towards these kids.

Vinayak Deokar (Founder President)
Mahatma Gandhi School, Pune
raised of Rs.984,000 goal

29 Supporters

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Supporters (29)

Abha donated Rs.1,000
7 months ago

Stay blessed..

Anonymous donated Rs.2,500
7 months ago
Anonymous donated Rs.200
7 months ago
Pravin donated Rs.1,500
7 months ago
Anonymous donated Rs.100
7 months ago

God bless u all , be a good citizen n human being

Anonymous donated Rs.1,000
8 months ago

Please make sure the contribution goes to Vinayak's school