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A School For Grandmas - Aajibaichi Shala

School For Grandmas

A school where you need to be at least 60 years old to be enrolled. Aajibaichi Shala is India's first school for grandmothers. It is located in the Phangane Village in Thane district, Maharashtra. It opened on 8th March 2016, on the occasion of International Women's Day.

There are 28 students in the class and their ages range from 60 to 90 years and the school is open for 2 hours everyday from 4pm to 6pm. Setup by Yogendra Bangar with the help of Motiram Dalal Charitable Trust.

It started as an initiative to empower elderly women and make them self reliant. Also, this school doesn't affect the time these women spend with their grandkids. What's lost in story time is made up in homework time!