Educo operates Saibaba Path Mumbai Public School (SPMPS), an English medium school providing free education to underprivileged children of Lalbaug, Mumbai. What started in 2009 as a pre-school with 20 students is now an institution of 530 students providing education up to Grade VI. Educo aims to provide a holistic curriculum that identifies and responds to the needs of their students through academic, sports and various extra-curricular activities. Educos mission is to provide a modern, best in class primary education to prepare children for college and eventually a bright career.
The NGO is supported by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) in its day to day working. With the School Support Program of MCGM the school has been able to provide its students with basic school supplies and midday meals. The government recently helped renovate the school and also provides assistance by way of providing professional security services and housekeeping facilities. The MCGM education department provides a platform to the students of SPMPS to excel in sports, theatre and extracurricular activities.
Educo recognizes the integral role parents play in the growth and development of children and hence encourages parent partnership. This is done by getting parents involved in attending all school meetings, communicating with school authorities on regular basis and understanding the philosophy on which the school operates.
A new library with a large collection of fiction, non-fiction and research materials was inaugurated during FY15. The computer program which started in 2009 reached 2,500 students during the year. Several festivals and events are celebrated in the school throughout the year with lot of enthusiasm by the students and teachers alike. As part of Swachh Bharat initiative, a Prabhat Pheri campaign was organized and also a health awareness campaign on swine flu. In collaboration with ICICI Lombard, the NGO conducted a dental and eye check-up camp for students. To understand the needs of students better, training sessions were conducted for teachers.
The NGO was supported by Tech Mahindra Foundation in FY16 and is a ‘Dasra Social Impact’ alumnus. The sports program is supported by Deloitte Shared Services India Private Limited.