Maharashtra Kala Shikshan Prasarak Mandal (MKSPM), a non-government organisation was started in 2005 to empower the underprivileged and needy students of society. As of now, they have trained more than 1,500 students with 60 percent of employment. This initiative has been supported by Larson & Toubro by providing financial support. MKSPM is a registered Public Trust under Section 18 of the Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950.at Sr. No. Maharashtra State, Mumbai 178/2005 G.B.B.S.D.
The three-month certificate courses conducted by them include tailoring, beauty and electrician, where students will be completely trained by renowned faculties. MKSPM is not limited to vocational courses for women and children, they also offer training and promotion for traditional Indian Art. To give the students some more exposure, they do organise fashion shows and educational tours.
Nitin Magar, Founder -President of MKSPM says,“We are planning to expand these services to offer better living opportunities for deprived people. For this we need more and more participation from professionals in the fields. We believe in educating them first because it enables a person to earn his livelihood with the help of the skills. Our mission is to create unity and brotherhood among members and public. Part of the mission is leading them to maintain and manage 'balwadis', schools, Arts College and other educational institutes in rural areas. We are balancing harmony between work and mind by engaging them to social and cultural activities.
Adds Magar significantly, “We want to run classes of Fashion Designing, Textile Designing, Handicrafts, Photography, and Computer Designing. We also want to give training and promote traditional Indian art. We're also desirous of having courses in Fashion Designing and organising fashion shows and study tours for educational purposes. Apart from all of this, we also want to perform religious, social and cultural activities.”