Samata Shikshan Prasarak Mandal satara non-profit organisation for disabled-Deaf and Dumb,Mentally Challenged students.

Samta Shikshan Prasarak Mandal is the West Maharashtra based non-profit organisation for disabled-Deaf and Dumb,Mentally Challenged students.


Polke said there were “thousands of Lakhans in India” who desperately need a roof over their heads.

Alok Polke

Entrepreneur & Social Activist, An atheist,Progressive. Academic interest in socio-economics & pol-science. Director at @sspm_ngo


Meena Mutha, a social worker with the Manav Foundation.


Samata Shikshan Prasark Mandal

Address : 21 Malhar Peth, Satara, Maharashtra, India 415002
Contact : +91 2162 238288
Email ID :

New life for disabled Indian boy found tied to a Mumbai bus stop

Volunteering is a great way to impact lives of those who are on need and enlarge you footprint in society.

Volunteering in India is unique blend of working and cultural experience. Indian culture is an incredible mix of diverse traditions, languages, cuisines – our volunteers integrate right into it.

Please inform us which skills you would like to utilise during volunteering, your preferred duration, your previous social work experience (if any) and we will design your volunteering program together.

Our doors are always open for you!

Newsletter July 2014 for Global Solutions – Pay It Forward

July 2014
Our Second Birthday !!
Our Journey started in January 2012 but, this time we celebrated it with a group of
underprivileged children as most of the volunteers were doing their final year exams and
couldn’t make it !!
More photographs in the pages to follow !!
Making a Difference Through Helping Vulnerable
Sections of Society.
OUR MISSION, Aims & Objectives
Getting people across the world to:
Spend at least two hours a week helping others.
Take time out of their hectic lives to help those in
Care about the community they live in; AND
Getting like minded people around the table to
discuss requirements in their community and
then follow it up with action.Rescues And/Or Adoptions !!
Our Animal, Reptile & Bird Whisperers !!Rescues And/Or Adoptions !!
Our Animal, Reptile & Bird Whisperers !! Contd…A Child’s World !!The Golden Girls !!Our Second Birthday !!
Some IDEAS for making a difference in your
community for which you don’t need a
group !!
Visiting the elderly in your community who are
Educate people about the Environment with
Greenpeace Flyers.
Report Abuse or Neglect or the Destitute to
the Authorities.
Pick up only abandoned puppies or kittens
Please email your contributions to:
Emergency: 00919167489984 (& Whatsapp)
Whatsapp: 0064274045336
God Does Not Expect You To Succeed.
He Expects That You TRY !!
and put it up for adoption on our groups
(Facebook and Whatsapp).
Making sure you don’t litter i.e. throw
wrappers or tickets or flyers or receipts etc..
on the streets.
If you do choose to go to an orphanage or old
age home or animal shelter or welfare centre
of some sort. Please make it a weekly visit as
they already feel abandoned or discarded by
society !! So, maybe being part of a group
would be a better option !!
Mother Teresa
Welcome Aboard !!
“We Love & Enjoy What We Do”
It is always good to see new people on our
Facebook Group or adding people onto the
Whatsapp Group.
What is even better is getting newsletter
contributions from across the globe !! Fingers
crossed there will be more people contributing
in the near future.
Fantastic to have some of the people who
were involved in the past come back with
renewed energy.
Welcome !! Welcome Aboard !! And
Welcome Back !!
Every one of us has different skills, some of
us are good at teaching, some of us are
good at reading, some of us are good at
dancing, some of us are good at
entertaining, some of us are good at writing,
some of us are good at just being there etc..
Don’t waste your talent – use it to help
people in need.
It takes all types of people to make the
world and Global Solutions & Volunteer
in India/Singapore/NZ/Canada/… – Pay it
Forward is no exception. Once again –
WELCOME 2 – Making a Difference !!Don’t Quit !!
When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
Life is Queer with its twist and turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow,
You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint of clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So, stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit,
It’s when things seem worse,
One hundred years from now
It will not matter
What kind of car I drove,
What kind of house I lived in,
How much I had in my bank,
Nor what my clothes looked like.
One hundred years from now
It will not matter
What kind of school I attended,
What kind of typewriter I used,
How large or small my church,
But the world may be….
A little better because…..
I was important in the life of a child.
Forest Whitcraft

Prerana works to end second generation prostitution and to protect women and children from the threats of human trafficking

While studying social work in Mumbai, Priti Patkar would often venture into the city’s red light district and observe its self-perpetuating sex trade. Recognizing that children who grow up around prostitution are likely to enter the sex trade themselves, Priti established night shelters for children of prostituted women in order to remove them from this dangerous environment. Priti earns the 2014 Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards Human Rights Award for her strides in interrupting the cycle of intergenerational prostitution.

Priti opened her first childcare center in Kamathipura, one of the busiest red light areas in Mumbai. Today, she runs four shelters. She offers comprehensive child care 24 hours a day. Kids receive meals, healthcare, education, and a safe place to play. Their moms have access to medical care and vocational training. Priti’s organization, Prerana, makes freedom of choice possible for those who are raised believing that it’s not. Without judgment, she offers alternatives, a chance to break the cycle.

Prerana is registered under the Societies Registration Act (Registration No: 372/1990) and the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (Registration No: 83780710).

Ground Floor, Khetwadi Municipal School (Dagdishala)
Behind Alankar Theatre, 1st Lane, Khetwadi,
Grant Road (East), Mumbai 400 004
Phone: +91 22 2387 7637


Tasks in Prerana for Volunteers

Project Sites:

  1. Field projects in the red light districts of Kamathipura and Khetwadi in Mumbai
  2. Naunihal – a residential cum vocational training centre for girls at Kharghar, Navi Mumbai
  3. Turbhe field project, Navi Mumbai

Age Group:
All age groups- Mostly 3 to 18 years (and a few above up to 21 yrs)

How to help


Areas Specific Tasks Key Contact Person(s)
Teaching Subjects: English, Math and Science Subjects for 7th to 12th standard students. Coaching students who have failed in 10th or 12th standard mostly owing to difficulties in the above mentioned subjects Suneetha, Savita, Preeti Iyer
Yoga: At Kamathipura, Khetwadi, Turbhe Stores and Kharghar Centres Vilas, Savita
Art: At Kamathipura, Khetwadi, Turbhe Stores and Kharghar Centres Suneetha, Savita
Vocational Guidance Coordinate vocational/ career guidance sessions once a month by inviting resource
persons from different career streams to guide, motivate, and counsel children
Prachi, Vilas, Savita
Job Placements Job placements for 18 and above years old children who are 10th and 12th passed.

Placement in retail outlets and in housekeeping opportunities for those who are semi-literate and illiterate.

Priti, Sukhada,
Vilas, Savita
Public Speaking Skills Conduct workshops for children and staff Prachi, Aruna, Savita
English Speaking Skills Workshops/sessions for children and staff Mugdha, Savita
Setting up Marketing Links Set up marketing links for Prerana’s Garment Making Unit, Bakery Unit, Jewelry
Designing/Making Unit, etc.
Pravin, Priti, Saumya, Preeti Iyer
Resource Mobilization General fund-raising for education of children Pravin, Preeti Iyer, Saumya
Lady Medical Doctors Weekly visits to the residential complex at Kharghar Savita
Cooking Classes Conduct cooking classes for girls at the Kharghar centre and also for other interested children Savita
Other Classes Conduct classes in embroidery, jewelry making, fabric painting, etc. for interested children Savita
Documentation Help the team write their monthly reports/case reports in English (at least about 20 hours a month) Priti, Preeti Iyer, Saumya
Website Updating Help us update our website Priti, Preeti Iyer, Saumya
Software based modules and flash presentations development Evolve flash shows and other software-based modules for training of police, prosecutors, social workers, state officials, etc. in child protection and other subjects related to antihuman trafficking Priti, Preeti Iyer, Saumya
Please review the following documents before you apply:


How To Apply

After reviewing the documents above, please write to us at with details about the area you are interested in volunteering in.

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