Indira Building, Apt 2, Ground Floor, Opp. Shivaji Park Gymkhana, Keluskar Road North, Shivaji Park, Dadar West, , Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, 400028
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Toybank envision a world where all children have a happy and healthy Childhood. Toybank essentially believes that children from all backgrounds have a right to live a joyous childhood and have an inherent Right to Play.
1. Sensitization Workshops: We hold these workshops in various elite schools, colleges, corporate offices, etc. so as to spread awareness about the Right to Play for children and other issues of children.
2. Collection - Toy Wrapping - Distribution sessions: Toybank volunteers help us collect toys from their housing societies, corporate offices, clubs, etc. and help us sort these toys according to age and category and gift-wrap the toys for children. Then we conduct fun events in NGOs and gift the toys to the children.
3. Toy Libraries and Play Centers: Toybank has started establishing play centre and Toy Libraries, where hundreds of children take benefits of the games in the Play centers and Toy Libraries.
We intend to spend the Marathon funds on our daily operations of Collection, wrapping and distributing toys. We will also spend some of the funds on establishing new Toy Libraries in urban and \rural areas. Budget for Urban Operations: Monthly Recurring Budget Toybank part Urban project: 24 distributions (annual) Toybank Rural project: 4 schools per year (annual) School sensitizations: 6 schools per year (annual) Volunteer workshops: 4 workshops per year Travel and other costs
The Toy Library set up at Asha Kiran,Gurukul, Andheri West is now about six months old. The children at Asha Kiran receive about two hours of constructive play every week and the impact of the toys is now visible.
Prof Sharma, the founder of Asha Kiran under whose personal presence & supervision the center at Gurukul, Andheri West runs, can also feel the impact.
The teacher, Ms Sangeeta observes that it has enhanced the children's knowledge & it has instilled in them the skill of working in groups.
The teacher's phrase 'gyan badhata hai' was parroted out by many students when asked how playing with toys had impacted them, but the glimmer in their eyes had much more to say which went way beyond 'gyan'. It was 'gyan' teamed with 'mazaa' that was the element brought in by the toys.
Little Sanjana was talking about how her Doctor Set was turning her into a doctor. Akash was ribbing her and telling her that it was just a toy but the resolve of 'But that is what I will do when I grow up' came from the 8 year old.
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