All donations to WINGS vocational centre are tax exempt under 80G.
If you wish to donate, kindly send a cheque with your name and number addressed to
"WINGS CHARITABLE TRUST" and send it to -
WINGS Vocational Centre
C/O Dr. Mrs. Vidya Lonkar,
16, Jeevan Prem Society,
Near Parmarth Niketan,
Thane, Maharashtra, India
Phone: +91 9833503878
Place : Luiswadi, Thane, Maharashtra, India
Time : Around 10.00 AM
A pleasantly cool morning. The place has an ambience of its own. Suddenly this ambience is enhanced by the enchanting ‘swaras’ of the ‘Omkara’. My feet are drawn to the sound. Some 8 -10 boys are seen doing the ‘yoga’. The trained yoga teacher is helping them perform the various yogasanas. Children are carefully listening to the teacher’s instructions and following them accordingly.
Later in that day, students are seen doing a range of activities. Children here learn to make a variety of envelops, decorative gift covers, paper bags, plastic flowers etc. Jobs keep coming one after the other as per the demand of the season and the occasion. They indulge in creativity by making extremely attractive ‘rakhis’ & diwali lanterns. The ‘Best of luck’ cards for example are on the anvil before the board exams. The most creditable of all is the computer training and data entry training that is imparted.
All the work and little play make jack a dull boy. At WINGS, activities like physical exercises, yoga, music, skating and dance are also carried out in order to help the children maintain their physical and mental balance.
The special teachers appointed at wings and all the volunteers are teaching and training these children to perform jobs and enhance their skills so that they can hit upon a source of income of their own and enhance their self-esteem. A residential complex attached to the centre is what WINGS is aspiring next.