Garware Balbhavan, Pune, India.

Training Programmes

Every year, Balbhavan conducts two training programmes. These are held in the last fifteen days of February and July.

Timing - 1.00pm to 6.00pm.

Eligibility - Anyone who is interested in working with children is eligible to attend these training camps. There is no age or qualification restriction to attend these camps. Parents, teachers, NGO personnel, members of self-help organisations, grandparents, graduate and post-graduate students can attend these camps.

प्रशिक्षणाची प्रवेश प्रक्रिया

  • फेब्रुवारीतील प्रशिक्षणाचा प्रवेश १ फेब्रुवारीला सुरु होतो.
  • जुलैतील प्रशिक्षणाचा प्रवेश १ जुलैला सुरु होतो.
  • कार्यालयाची वेळ - सोमवार ते शुक्रवार ४ ते ६.३०
  • फोन - ०२० २४४४ २१०९

Subject and Content - The schedule of these training programs includes talks by renowned experts, workshops and direct personal experience of the entire experiment of child development, successfully developed and pioneered by Balbhavan. Various subjects and child related topics are taught and discussed in these training programs. Lectures are conducted by experienced and renowned people working in the field of child education, child psychology, child health etc. Training program also includes lectures on Art & Craft, Music, Use of library, referencing and need of updating of knowledge, Personality development and Sports & Ground activities etc.

Garware Balbhavan has conducted 50 training programes till 2011.

Following expert speakers have provided training on various subjects at Balbhavan -



Dr. Shyamala Vanarase
  • Changing concepts of parenting
  • Building self-confidence in children
  • Work culture, Developing emotional quotient
  • Changing concepts of childhood
  • Maintaining Relationships- home & office
  • Child development
  • Child psychology and creativity
  • Self development
  • Cultured home and childhood etc.
Renu Gavaskar
  • Art of story telling
  • Social work
  • Human rights
  • Ravindranath Tagore and education
  • Cultivating sensitivity
  • My work- a learning experience
Shobha Bhagwat
  • Parent education
  • Dealing with the tasks in parenting- Home, School, Society.
  • Friendship with children
  • Understanding children
  • Do's and Dont's of child development
Ushaprabha Page
  • Maintaining eco-friendly lifestyle
  • Mental development through outdoor activities
Dr. Vijaya Sathe
  • Behavioral disorders and Diet
Rajeev Tambe
  • Entertaining games
Madhuri Sahastrabuddhe
  • Sports – competition or participation?
  • ‘Balranjan Kendra’
  • Evaluating sports
  • Positive approach behind the institution called ‘Balbhavan’
  • Why do we need ‘Balranjan Kendra’? (Need for playgrounds)
  • What I learnt from my work?
Prakash Parkhi
  • Personality development through the medium of theater
Dr. Ashwini Godbole
  • Diet
Vinay R. R.
  • Grow your own food…
  • Alternative to Global warming
Dilip Kulkarni
  • Eco-friendly lifestyle
Dr. Vidula Mhaiskar
  • Science toys
Dr. Hema Sane
  • Biodiversity
Asha Sathe
  • What do children learn from literature (stories and poems)?
Dr. Bhushan Sukla
  • Dealing with childhood problems
Hema Honwad
  • Our perception towards children
  • Different needs at different ages
Dr. Ulhas Luktuke
  • Making the most of life
Sushama Datar
  • Media and their responsibility with children
  • Art of communication
Shreedhar Rajguru
  • Innovation in games
Varsha Sahastrabuddhe
  • Linguistic games
  • Pedagogical experiments from some schools
Neela Sharma
  • Child-centric media
Kiran Purandare
  • Nature observation
Sarita Padaki
  • Role of Poems in child development
Dr. Dhairasheel Shirole
  • Anandwan
Dr. Anuradha Sahatrabuddhe
  • Child rights
  • Sex education
Dr. Rujuta Vinod
  • Need of Parent education
Dr. Bhaiyasaheb Onkar
  • Drawings by children
G. P. Pradhan
  • Role of common man in anti-corruption movement
Lata Shrikhande
  • Putting 'waste' to use

After receiving this training, numerous such Balbhavan's have been launched all over Maharashtra. Within Pune city itself, such Balbhavan's operate in 100 different locations spread all across the city.