One Day Challenge
Solar Power Computer Centre
Career Development Centre
Talawade PCMC School
The PCMC (Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation) Talawade School is located near MIDC Software Park, approximated 4 kms from SIF Pune office. The students of this school are from the economically weaker sections from the surrounding locality. PCMC Talawade School has classes up to 7th Standard with a total strength of 355 students. SIF is associated with this school since 2003.
To address the shortage of power problems, in August 2010, the computer centre was converted to a solar powered computer centre. The enthusiasm of the children in learning more about alternate sources of energy was noteworthy. Children started learning more about environmental issues and also uninterrupted learning of computers, which prompted us to think of converting all computer centres in other projects to run on solar in future.
- Set up the computer centre cum library in 2004 and converted this centre into a solar powered computer centre with new thin client systems in 2010.
- Programmes conducted include teacher training in basics of computers, leadership clubs, mentorship programme, football training, spelling competition, drawing competitions, summer camps, science exhibition, medical camps, health & hygiene workshops, kitchen garden, vermin composting, etc.
- Donated water cooler, public address system, books, etc to the school.
- LTSB staff sponsored school bags for all the children of the school.
- Sports trainings and competitions with other SIF supported schools held every year.
- Quarterly career awareness sessions for Class 10 and Class 12 students conducted every year since 2011
- Dictionaries were distributed to students with outstanding academic performance in 2012
- 1000 books donated to the library
Solar Powered Computer Center
Medical Check-up Camp
Presentation on Leadership Clubs