Our Journey

Our Journey

1908

 
first one

Seva Sadan Society was founded in Mumbai to provide oppressed women with shelter, care, and a life of dignity.
         

1914

 
second

Pandita Ramabai Navrange Teachers' Training College was established as the first step towards empowering women to be employable.

1924

 
third

Malabari Hall was inaugurated.

1940s

 
1940s

Tiffin service was started to instil a sense of self-worth in the women staying at Seva Sadan, who would cook food and run a neighbourhood meal service.

1944

 
1944

Marathi Primary School was established to educate underprivileged girls.

1950s

 
1950s

Laundry service, run by the residents of the Home, was introduced.

1960

 
1960

Marathi High School was started, allowing Seva Sadan’s education initiative to impact a larger age group of girls.

1970s

 
1970s

Vocational Training was introduced with sewing, typing, and shorthand classes to teach women skills that would help them gain employment.

2000

 
2000

Self-financed Pre-Primary Marathi School was started to promote early childhood education.

2002

 
2002

Aahaar, a café serving home-cooked local food, was inaugurated to provide employment to low-income ladies of the community.

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2008

 
2008

01

Major repairs, initiated to the structurally unsound Seva Sadan Annexe (that housed the Primary Marathi School), were completed in our Centenary Year, 2008.

2008

 
2008

02

Our self-funded, co-educational English Pre-Primary and Primary School for low-income children was also established in our Centenary Year.

2008

 
2008

03

Women's Self-Sufficiency initiative was introduced. By The Way, a contemporary, air-conditioned restaurant was launched on Seva Sadan's premises to provide on-the-job hospitality training to our resident girls.

2009

 
2009

Vocational training for beauty treatments, mehndi application, and tailoring classes was introduced.

2014

 
2014

The decrepit structure adjoining the Seva Sadan Annexe was repaired and rebuilt to accommodate three more classes of the English School as the demand for admissions grew.

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2016

 
2016

01

A Computer Lab consisting of 19 computers was set up to introduce our girls to digital technology and train them with essential computer skills.

2016

 
2016

02

An Audio Visual Library was introduced in the English School.

2016

 
2016

03

A playground with fun equipment was created for our Pre-Primary and Primary students of the Marathi and English Schools.

2017

 
2017

STEM (Science, Technology, English and Maths) learning to increase science literacy and critical thinking was introduced.

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2018

 
2018

01

Studio Plus, a contemporary multi-purpose studio for fitness, dance, drama, and other extra-curricular classes was launched.

2018

 
2018

02

Digital Classrooms were introduced in all our schools.

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2019

 
2019

01

The programme Girls Who Code was introduced with the aim to inspire, educate, and equip young women with computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.

2019

 
2019

02

Major repairs of the Malabari Hall building were undertaken to strengthen the 95-year-old structure, and its interiors were refurbished and upgraded from the contribution of the Jones Day Foundation.