It is a matter of great pride for us at VSM that we have now started a Girls’ Hostel at Thane. The Hostel was formally opened on 9th October 2016 .We already have a Boys’ Hostel at Thane and Shahapur . A need for a similar residential facility for the girl students was much felt. As a rule our wards stay with their parents while they pursue their studies. However there are circumstances in which commuting for long hours or in cases of utter poverty or in cases where problems within parents may force a child to stop his studies.
After a lot of searching we finally found a flat which is in a very good locality, at Bhaskar Colony in Thane. It is very close to the station and commuting to their colleges is easy for the girls.
Presently there are three girls who are benefitting from this. One of them is from Shahapur – Nadgaon. She has saved on at least four hours of commuting time and she says she can now study longer. Another girl is from Kinhavali – Chaugaon. She was staying with her Maternal Aunt at Dombivali. She is happy as she has cut on her expenses and also commuting time and can focus better on her studies. The third girl is a student of M.Sc. She is from Badlapur and has to spend long hours too. But now she can save on valuable time.
(VSM Team taking blessings of the almighty)
The Hostel can accommodate 6-7 girls and as found necessary, we will make the facility available. The Hostel rooms are airy, well lit where the girls can study properly. The girls are happy with this arrangement .
We have a team of four Volunteer who are responsible for the smooth functioning of the Girls’ Hostel.