Present Activities of Shishu Prem Samaj

Educational Programs

  1. Sponsorship program for students from poor families, orphans, handicapped etc.
  2. Balwadis in Municipal Schools (Kindergarten classes) for financially poor sections of the society.
  3. Balwadis and Support Classes in Slums for poor students.
Sponsorship Program for Students
Balwadi in Municipal Schools and Slums
Support Classes (Coaching Classes)

Students from Pre-primary to University Level are covered in the sponsorship Program. Though the program started to help leprosy patients, their children and family members, it has expanded to families affected with HIV/TB and other dread diseases. We also have students from single parents, broken families, poor families and orphans in the program. The program covers school fees, stationeries, tuitions etc. as per the need. In special cases medical expenses are also paid.

During the academic year 2013-14 we had sponsored 421 students.

  • Out of 46 students appeared for SSC exams, 43 students passed and taken admission in class XI.
  • One of our students passed class X with 92% marks.
  • Out of 34 students appeared for HSC exams 27 passed.
  • The highest marks secured by our student in class XII was 81%.

This year SPS has 413 students in the program.
  • 46 students will be appearing for SSC and...
  • 37 students will appear for HSC exams in March '15.
This year we have 29 students studying for their graduation either in Commerce , Arts or Science stream.
Awards are given to the best students of class X as well as XII every year.
Carrier Guidance workshops are conducted to help students choose their field of higher education related to their choice of professional field.

SPS started its first Balwadi in Panchubunder Leprosy Colony in Vasai. Later In the year 1999, we have started our Balwadi and Coaching Classes for the children of Suresh Nagar, 4 Bunglows and Andheri West.

In the year 2003, SPS started its first Balwadi in Daudbaug Municipal school in collaboration with BMC. With years our Balwadis in BMC Schools have increased to 9 classes in 3 Schools with a total of 356 students. In the slums we have 3 balwadis with 143 children.

After completion of Balwadi training, the children are sent to regular schools with our assistance. The children are provided with educational material, school uniforms and nutritional support. Monthly medical checkups are organized for the students and medicines are provided free of charge.

In order to stop school drop outs and child labour, Support Classes are conducted for our Balwadi children who have started their Primary education in regular schools. The students up to class VII are given group coaching in all the subjects after their school hours.

We also give them a platform to take part in extracurricular activities, dance programs. Works shops are organized during Diwali holidays to bring out their hidden talents.

Annual picnic, educational trips and sports are organized for students.

Scheme for the Aged Abandoned and Destitute (SAAD)

Shishu Prem Samaj (SPS) has started SAAD project in the year 2000 to help and revive the lives of deformed leprosy patients, who have been treated and cured by our doctors. There are 51 beneficiaries in the program.

Main Aim and Objective of this program is to create an opportunity to make the beneficiaries accepted in their families as well as in the society.

Most of the beneficiaries are aged and deformed leprosy patients, HIV/TB patients. There are also few handicapped and socially destitute with no support. Many of them live in the slum with family members but some are living on the roadsides or make shift huts made of plastic sheets and bamboos.

After conducting a pilot survey by our para professional we came to understand that many of the beneficiaries are deprived of the basic necessities like food and clothing for their survival. They are abandoned by the society and even their own family members.

Medical and Surgical Rehabilitation

Medical and Surgical Rehabilitation for leprosy patients started in1985. Most of our surgical work is carried out at Vimala Dermatological centre – Versova, Mumbai. The project closed in the year 2013.