NEWS

Pune Children's Zone to start operations in 3 communities from May, 2018.

Parent competitions

We're closing off the year with some fun activities in school! Parents of Vini 1 came together for an evening of games and laughter. We played lemon and spoon race, musical chairs and book balancing race. Parents shared that they hadn't been a part of such games since they finished school themselves; coming together with other parents created a sense of comfort and joy! 
Pune Children's Zone to start operations in 3 communities from May, 2018.

Parent meetings

This week we talked about communication skills parents can exercise while speaking to their children. We discussed how asking the right kind of questions will help in understanding our children better and cater to their socio-emotional needs. Lastly, parents shared one thing they wish their parents would have done differently for them, so that they could try and change that
with their own children.
Pune Children's Zone to start operations in 3 communities from May, 2018.

Student Councils

Student council of Harkadas English medium school share how they initiated procedures and undertook projects within their school with students of the adjoining Marathi medium school. Council members from the Marathi medium school asked questions and ideas they could implement as take on these roles and responsibilities for the first time.
Pune Children's Zone to start operations in 3 communities from May, 2018.

The Prerna Program

Today we kick started the Prerna training program at Paalakshaala. Through this program, women will carry out follow ups and work towards building a community of support with the other families who have been a part of PaalakShaala
Here are Usha didi, Nilofer didi and Somaiya didi who wrote letters to themselves highlighting their purpose of being a part of this program.

Pune Children's Zone to start operations in 3 communities from May, 2018.

Kitchen Visit with SMC members

In the school development program, last week we visited the kitchen where the mid-day meal of the school is prepared. Here are two parents from the SMC (school management committee) accompanied by a school teacher of Anandibai Karve school. The SMC conducts random visits to the kitchen to ensure that hygiene and quality of food is maintained. Through parent involvement and engagement in school, we can work towards creating a sustainable future for our children.
Pune Children's Zone to start operations in 3 communities from May, 2018.

Starting the week with exercising our rights! 

Students of Vidyaniketan 1 are voting for the student council who once elected will undertake various responsibilities in the school. 
Pune Children's Zone to start operations in 3 communities from May, 2018.

Teach For all @ Pune Children’s Zone 

In August, we had the Teach For All team visiting us and they interacted with a few parents in the first Paalakshaala cycle. Parents shared their thoughts on the program & how it made them make shifts in the way they view parenting.
Pune Children's Zone to start operations in 3 communities from May, 2018.

Hear about Pune Children’s Zone on Stories over spreadsheets

'Stories over spreadsheets' is a podcast which talks to social entrepreneurs to hear stories of impact and leadership lessons. This month, our founder Rahul Gupta was invited to talk about Pune Children's Zone vision and the organisation's learning over the past few months. Click on the links below:
SoundCloud
Itunes
Pune Children's Zone to start operations in 3 communities from May, 2018.

Paalakshaala completes
cycle-1(August) 

Paalakshaala is a program that aims to build positive and responsive parenting skills in parents whose children are under the age of 3 years. We finished Cycle 1 of Paalakshaala with 80 parents. In the sessions, we talked to parents about adverse childhood experiences and how they can affect their children in the long term. Parents also shared aspirations and dreams they had for their children and what they could do to make them a reality.
Pune Children's Zone to start operations in 3 communities from May, 2018.

School Development Program 

We have begun working with 20 schools across English, Marathi and Urdu mediums in Peth where our main focus is increasing parental engagement. This is through increasing their participation in the School Management Committee and working with the school principal to address the needs of the school.
Pune Children's Zone to start operations in 3 communities from May, 2018.

Pune Children's Zone has started operations in Peth (Kashewadi, Lohia Nagar and Ganj Peth) from May, 2018. 

The focus will be on taking PaalakShaala to over 800 families and collaborating with 25 schools through the school development program.
Pune Children's Zone to start operations in 3 communities from May, 2018.

Pune Children's Zone welcomes its team for the year 2018-2019

The PCZ team is currently spending their time in meeting with over 20 organisations and over a 100 families to deep dive into the landscape and understand their needs.