Started the orphanage with 3 children by the founder president Dr Sharayu Arun Ghole in 1999 and without whose vision & foresight we woudnt have been here today. She is a successful Gynaecologist and has been practising in her own big hospital at Dhankavadi, Pune. In the next two years she sensed a requirement of giving education to children for their future. So started Sumati Balvan in 2001 with a different approach of educating children thru playing, dancing, singing & unfolding childs latent talents.Initially the school was in rental premises for some years & then we shifted in our own premisese with basic infrastructure in dec 2005. This was made possible by the support & help from a great person Dr M N Hardikar who gifted the trust with 1 acre of land and always supported us for our noble cause.
The school started from kindergarten & 1 st standard as base and today we are a government recognised unaided school upto 10 th standard affiliated to SSC board.
Today our vice President Mrs Manasi Deshpande, one more pillar stone of our Sanstha a very energetic & versatile person herself got associated around 2001-2002 when she visited the school along with her group of friends to her school. She instantly got attracted to school & started visiting frequently leaving her previous school teacher job.
Her past experience in teaching and her creativity and love for children helped the school in abig way. She was well aquainted with government formalities and helped to remove all formality obstacles coming in way for growth. Today she is guiding the staff and helping the students and giving academics a different approach & new heights. During all these years we were also involved in other activities of the trust objectives.
Dr Sharayu Ghole worked for the animals by trating stray dogs & sterilising them.Sansth trained local women and trying to me them independent and trained them to make Papd, Soap & chalk manufacturing but could not continue for long due to logistics issues.
We also carried out activity to give excellence vocational awards to various people every year who are doing seva of animals by giving the Pranimitra Puraskar.
We even gave our land & building premises for exhibition purpose for those items manufactured by parents of our school children who manufactured items like quilts, hand made bags, house hold food items as a platform th display their skills & motivate them to become entrepreneurs.
Today we are totally focussing on our basic vision of providing quality education for the underprivileged students in the society.
Recently @ 2013-14 our hands got stronger by the introduction of Mr Nitin Ghole who is basically an engineer by profession and running his own business for the last 25 years & who has passion to work for the society.He helped us in improving the infrastructure by looking after construction of Library Hall, Science laboratory, football ground and various new ideas in utilising existing infrastructure and implementing systems for journey to ISO 9000.
Today we have total of 287 students for academic year 2016-17 and qualified staff of 18 taechers & 4 visiting faculty.
Now for the last 4-5 years many new people have been visiting our school time and again and have been supporting us regularly , but still we require more persons to be associated with us in our noble cause.