School on Wheels


Tribal children benefiting from School on Wheels

School on Wheels (SoW), a bus designed as a mobile class room is an effective strategy to reach out to the most unreached groups of out-of-school children i.e. street children and pavement dwellers. It also acts as an emergency class room where space is a constraint.

Non formal education classes are run on School on Wheels and an attempt is made to mainstream the child once an expected level is achieved. Substance abuse and other health related issues, social awareness, etc. are addressed along with imparting literacy on School on Wheels.

In a day, 4 classes of 2.5 hours each are run catering to approx. 25 out of school children per class per location.

Door Step School is a pioneer in initiating this project in Mumbai in the year 1998. Starting with 1 SoW in South Mumbai, Door Step School currently runs 5 SoWs in 5 different wards of Mumbai. One bus travels to 4 locations in a day thus annually reaching out to over 500 children.

The School Bus Service run through School on Wheels  has brought down drop out rate of  BMC  or formal school going children and has helped in sustaining them in schools

School on Wheels project is supported by following Donors 

  • Rabo India Finance Ltd. (2 School on Wheels)
  • Plan International (India Chapter)
  • Child Action and Preeti – Charity for Kids 
  • Rotary Club Of Kandivali