We Provide Care
People at Peepal Foundation came together inclined to Make The World A Better Place. It didn’t matter that they were professionals from different walks of life.
There were multidimensional problems to address. Yet through it all, caring was supreme.
When a few altruistically inclined professionals from different walks of life, resolved to mobilise their compassion for the underprivileged, things moved from just being ideas to actions, which in turn started making a difference to the lives of the needy. Peepal Foundation started making inroads into the lives of people they wished to serve.
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A Journey That Has Been Impactful
The modest beginnings in 2001 soon grew in both scope and outreach and we are proud to be where we are at the end of a decade, having impacted approximately 35000+ children and over 200 elderly Take a peek at the children who’ve been with us. (Testimonials, pica, videos)
A Helping Hand For The Marginalised
With so much developmental work in towns and cities, it is common to have labourers at construction sites leave their little ones and newborns in the care of their slightly older offspring. Risking their children’s safety in order to earn their livelihood, is certainly not the best solution. Marginalised people too have feelings and aspirations and wish to give the best care to keep their children safe and would like to educate them if possible. Even if it was a drop in the ocean, Peepal began with the establishment of a balwadi, a daycare centre for children of construction workers and laborers at Hadapsar, and slowly expanded the outreach to several groups across Pune, Mumbai and Lonavla.
Handholding towards a life of dignity
Beginning 2007, our designated year for Child Education, Development and Empowerment (CEDE) and seeing the consequent need for sustained intervention. (Some details of the CEDE programme)
The Hands That Lead
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‘I wanted to write to you to express my sincere appreciation of the work you’ll do through Peepal Foundation. I believe your inner compassion, appreciation of the needs of the community, your passion to make a difference, are the key drivers for your work. You’ll personally live the values that Peepal Foundation represents. It shows in how your staff works with the same passion.’
“Peepal Foundation has done so much for the elderly — organizing workshops, health checks, OPDs, but the most significant contribution was to rejuvenate us into action and create a strong, cohesive support group amongst us. Its thanks to them that our senior citizens forum is gaining momentum in Yerawada.”
“Peepal Foundation not only helped us improve infrastructure and overall standard of teaching in the school but also brought our school into the limelight by bringing it to the attention of NGOs and corporates.”
“It has been an amazing and revealing experience to work with Peepal for children and the elderly. To bring a smile was the best award indeed. I truly respect Vineet and his team for their self less service to society and my best wishes to Peepal Foundation for a flowering future.”
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CEDE stands for Child Education, Development and Empowerment
CEDE uses a three-pronged approach where it aims at -
- Holistic development of children by coaching them on a variety of aspects as well as developing their overall personality, enhancing their knowledge and work life skills, thereby empowering them to become more confident and responsible individuals.
- Enabling teachers / change managers with the right tools and modern teaching techniques through a variety of ‘Teachers Training’ workshops.
- Regular ‘Empowerment Workshops’ for parents, school authorities and teachers as well as change managers and volunteers who are important enablers in a child’s development process.
Our country has progressed economically and major steps have been taken to enhance education standards but somewhere along the way, we seem to have lost sight of our traditional values. The time has come when we must start moulding the character of students to become good citizens and retain our ethnicity. With a huge expansion of the education system, the standard as measured by the percentage of marks obtained in examinations has been rising to unprecedented levels. But, unfortunately there is a marked decline in the character, moral values and general behavior of students coming out of schools and colleges. In most educational institutions, there is a total lack of the concept of human development and nation building in the education process. The emphasis instead, is on achieving maximum percentage in academic results, money-making and materialism. This has resulted in the gradual erosion of values among people and the body politic. This trend needs to be reversed if India has to survive as a nation and acquire its due place in the world. The only way to arrest this decline is in providing value-orientation in our educational system.
Understanding the above challenge at hand, the need is to take concrete action of framing curricula and development and adaptation of innovative methods to inculcate values and ethics in children.
Our humble attempt is to bridge this gap using a three pronged approach by introducing CEDE (Child Education, Development and Empowerment), a holistic developmental program to enhance a child’s personality, knowledge and skills, thereby making him a confident and responsible individual; as well as Empowerment Workshops for teachers, parents, change managers and volunteers.