Recent Events (2017)
Street Play in Ganesh Festival
Some glimpse of Street play being held at various locations in Pune in Ganesh Festival.
Theme: This year, we made people aware about educating street children. Therefore, we requested people to donate a note book and a pen as a offering to ‘Loard Ganesh’ instead of usual sweets items. This will become a good tribute to our ‘Ganpati Bappa’ which will change the future of uneducated children.
Till date, we have received more than 15 dozens of notebooks and pens.
Tree Plantation Near Pune
We believe that making earth greener is the ultimate way to serve the humanity. Considering this, Prayas volunteers planted 100 saplings near ‘Bopdev Ghat’ Dist Pune, India. This was performed under continuous rain fall and with the help of just handful of gardening instruments – just 12 diggers (Kudal and Fawde). Saplings planted were mainly of Tamarind, Mango, Peepul etc. which are suitable to the environment where plantation happened. Along with Prayas members, Dr. Kamble played active role, sponsored 100 saplings and participated in this plantation drive. This activity helps us get close to nature and helps us understand our responsibility towards nature.
Street Play in 'WARI'
Prayas volunteers have performed street play in the recent event of ‘Mauli chi Wari’ at various locations in Pune. It was a huge morale booster for them and even a good learning and an interacting experience for our volunteers.
Selfie With Tree
Activity: Everyone should plant atleast one tree and take a selfie and post it on Prayas facebook/instagram account.
Purpose: Just by leading a regular life, one can plant at least one sapling/tree. This activity, since performed on small scale, require considerably less efforts and planning. It can be done in limited space, it is easy to look after and hence a sustainable activity. Imagine if each one of us will show this kind of attitude, we can plant 100 crore + trees just by spending small time and efforts of ours. You can say, ‘Small things do matter’.
Yes, because we so far have planted 350+ trees through this activity and still counting.
Prayas Annual Camp 2017
Continuing the legacy in its ‘Decade Year’, Prayas Team organized ‘Annual Computer Literacy and Social Awareness Camp’, in and around village ‘Khaire Nagar, Near Ranjangaon, Dist-Pune, Maharashtra’, it was dedicated to ‘Indian Armed Forces’ this year.
Activities conducted were: Computer literacy sessions for students and for their teachers, blood donation camp, free dental check up and treatment camp, Sessions on Vedic mathematics, personality development, learning science through scientific toys, tree plantation, and conducted various competitions like Drawing competition, elocution, Essay writing, Kabaddi-KhoKho matches, running race etc.
Being decade year, Prayas team also showcased inspiring life stories of bravehearts of ‘Indian Armed Forces’ through arts and craft objects prepared by them along with audio video session.
These sessions were spread across 7500+ students, 100+ teachers and villagers with the help of 120 ‘Prayas’ volunteers
We received support from Sinhgad Institute, Pune, S.P. University of Pune, Atos India Pvt Ltd and of course from volunteers.
Training sessions for new volunteers
We believe, before we groom children in rural area, we also should be groomed and should be ready enough to understand queries and be prepared with its probable solution. Considering this, likewise every year, this year too a training program for new vulunteers is also conducted. This program covers a well designed sylabus as per the age group of the students for topics like ‘Behavioural training, Computer literacy program, scientific toys (learning science through practicals and fun) making and illustration etc.’
Volunteer registrations for 2017 camp, Pune!
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Let us make this decade year for Prayas Annual Camp a memorable one!!
Bicycle Donation: Shri Tukaram Vidyalay, Shivane
Bicycles collected in ‘Cycle Life-cycle’ campaign were donated to the needy girl students from the Shri Tukaram Vidyalay, Shivane.
The event was conducted with a combined effort from Prayas Youth Forum & Social Research Foundation, Pune and Sawarkar Mandal Nisarga Mitra Vibhag. Along with Prayas members, this event was also honored by the presence of many dignitaries from the village, many schools and from Sawarkar Mandal who care and strive for the betterment of the society.
The presence of Mr. Santosh Holi who holds a Guinness record for riding a normal non-geared bicycle for 15000 kms to spread the message about conserving nature made the event even more meaningful!
The happiness on the faces of the students who were benefited by the program was indescribable.
Bicycle Campaign and Street Play, Pune
Prayas team at Pune performed street play and bicycle donation drive in residential societies in Pune. Around 22 Societies were selected for this activity. This activity is taking place during the auspicious occasion of Ganapati (6th Sept to 13th Sept 2016).
Bicycles were be collected and donated to the needy kids in an orphanage and schools. So far around 100 people have taken a step forward to help the poor kids and to make the difference.
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Street play schedule was as follows:
Street Play: Cycle Lifecycle
6 Sept 2016
06:45 p.m. – Laketown, Bibewadi
08:00 p.m. – Gaganvihar, Bibewadi
08:45 p.m. – Suvarna Mitra Mandal, Bibewadi
7 Sept 2016
06:30 p.m. – Oxygen Valley, Narhe
08:00 p.m. – Green Land County, Narhe
8 Sept 2016
07:00 p.m. – Bhansali Campus, Wadgaon bk
07:30 p.m. – Saai mystic, Ambegaon
08:15 p.m. – Narayan baug, Narhe
9 Sept 2016
06:45 p.m. – Ganesh Garden, Satara Road
07:00 p.m. – Treasure Park, Satara Road
08:30 p.m. – Minakshipuram, Wadgaon bk
10 Sept 2016
06:15 p.m. – Shimmer n shine, Swarget
07:00 p.m. – High life, Sinhgad Road
07:45 p.m. – Shivsagar city, Sinhgad Road
11 Sept 2016
06:30 p.m. – Madhukosh, Sinhgad Road
07:15 p.m. – Green Valley, Katraj Bypass
08:00 p.m. – Spring Meadows, Katraj Bypass
12 Sept 2016
07:30 p.m. – Mohite Township, Sinhgad Road
08:30 p.m. – Ashtvinayak, Katraj
13 Sept 2016
06:45 p.m. – Vrindawan, Dhayari
07:15 p.m. – Rajyog, Sinhgad Road
08:00 p.m. – Ziggurat, Katraj Bypass
Donation at Apulaki Old age home, Atkarwadi
Miss Vijeta, Miss Keerthi and Mr Hiren donated blankets and grocery to Apulaki Vruddhashram, Atkarwadi (Sinhgad fort base, Po. Donje, Dist. Pune) on 10th Sept, 2016. Prayas team coordinated this event.
Computer literacy event at Bhugaon and Lavale Villages
A short 2 days camp was organised for the ZP schools in Bhugaon and Lavale villages near to Pirangut, Pune. The details of the event are as bellow:
Total No. of volunteers- 25
Total no. of students covered- 1000
Two days camp as folows
Day 1: 2nd Sept. 2016 – Computer literacy, Vedic Mathematics, and Career guidance for 11th an 12th students
Day 2: 3rd Sept. 2016- Drawing , Elocution and Essay writing Competitions at Lavale Z.P. school followed by Prize Distribution for winners
Selfie with tree!
If we preserve nature, nature will preserve us! Nature always gives us more than we can imagine, and it is time to pay something back to the wonderful nature. On the occasion of world environment day, June 5 2016, Prayas participated in an initiative ‘selfie with tree’. every Prayas volunteer planted a sapling nearby to his/her home premises, and they will post selfies with those trees after a regular interval just to make sure that the trees are being preserved!