a world where every child, counts

a world where every child, is safe

a world where every child, lives with dignity

SINCE 1990

CCDT is actively addressing deprivation and marginalisation of communities and children in Mumbai’s slums, transforming over two million lives.
OUR VISION : A world where every child counts; a world of children living in dignity.
OUR MISSION : Community action combating hunger, disease and discrimination.

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We focus on four key areas: Maternal & Child Health and Nutrition,
HIV/AIDS, Adolescent Empowerment and Child Protection
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Childline Case Story

System "Staff working on child rights have to be prepared to handle various situations. This is so as children who come in contact with Childline have various reasons to leave their homes with every child having a very peculiar reason unique to that child. Even if one...

Making ICDS services accessible

As the clock ticks 11, you generally see children carrying tiny bags and running towards the ‘Anganwadi’ center.  But this was not the case in Bhurikan Pada,a tribal hamlet at Aarey colony in Goregaon, Mumbai. It does not have an ICDS center. The ICDS center at Khadka...

Celebrating Journey of Self-Reliance

Over 205 adults and 77 youth infected/affected by HIV/AIDS who benefited from CCDT’s Home-Based Care (HBC) program, participated in the annual Family Meet to celebrate their journey of self-reliance. India is home to the third largest number of people living with HIV...

Building Tomorrow’s Leaders

Adolescence, a vital stage of growth and development, marks the period of transition from childhood to adulthood. As adolescents mature cognitively, their mental process becomes more analytical. They are now capable of abstract thinking, better articulation, and of...

Celebrating 23 Years of Togetherness

“A home is where the heart is …,” says Sara D’mello Managing Trustee and Founder of CCDT. For twenty-three long years, Ashray has been a home to children in crisis, that are orphaned and/or vulnerable. These are children who are either orphaned or from single parent...

Kilbil Balak Utsav

Kilbil Balak Utsav was organised at Sanjay Gandhi National Park supported by Mission Del Sorriso, Italy for children who are studying in the school and college. The purpose of this program was to get all the children from various hamlets on one platform to get to know...