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Bachho Ke Bol

"If we are to solve children's problems that we must start by first asking children themselves"  —  Child Protection Committee Member, Sandhya Sahu (age 15) To ensure that the 'Voices of Children' reach custodians of their safety and development, CCDT's Child...

Childline Se Dosti

CHILDLINE Se Dosti has become an established nation-wide awareness campaign making ordinary citizens stakeholders in Child Protection. The aim is to acquaint the community with the concepts of Child Rights and Child Protection and make them pro-active in order to create a safe environment for children in the country.

Ensuring that Every Child Counts

For twenty two long years, Ashray has been a home to children in crisis, that are orphaned and/or vulnerable. Born into families affected or infected by HIV/AIDS our children have benefited from the care, support and family-like environment that they receive here at...

Re-Building Lives

On August 29th this year, Mumbai city recorded its highest level of rainfall (received in one day) in the last decade. Vast areas of the city were flooded-out, including our project areas in Borivali National Park and Bandra pipeline. Several families from these...

Lighting Up Lives!

The bright and beautiful annual celebration of Diwali is here. The word Diwali means "rows of lighted lamps" and it is known as the Festival of Lights.  In celebration, children from our Crisis Intervention Center: Ashray participated in games, dancing and Rangoli...

Stilling Preventable Stillbirths

Geeta spoke reluctantly about her previous stillbirths. “I don’t like to think about the past”, she said, “I was devastated after each of my three stillbirths. The first one happened when I was in my sixth month. Suddenly one day, my stomach...

Run for CCDT!

We’re raising funds to support our community health program for families affected or infected by HIV/AIDS that currently covers all wards of Mumbai. Support our work and run for CCDT this year at the Tata Mumbai Marathon (TMM) 2018. We have bibs available...

The first few years…are forever

The first 1,000 days — the period during a women’s pregnancy and the child’s first two years of life — represent a crucial window of opportunity to prevent malnutrition. Since 2014, CCDT’s Urban Nutrition Initiative has worked to reduce malnutrition by...

Giving each child a great start in life

The evidence for exclusive breastfeeding starting at birth as the basis of early childhood development is indisputable — babies fed exclusively on breast milk for at least the first 6 months have the best chance of thriving through childhood and...

Notes from the Founder

The celebration of CCDT’s silver jubilee year is also an opportunity for us to stop, think and look back on our journey of the past 25 years. We started in 1990, with communities that were hitherto not even visited, with people that lived on the fringes,...

Nurturing Relationships

It was a day filled with emotions, when both, brothers from Aakaar & Umang and sisters from Ankur-Asmita got together to celebrate their day of bonding and love. The celebration took place at Aakaar, Khandala, where an entire day’s programme was planned by...

Children’s Sports Day

CCDT’s children from two crisis intervention centers participated in a summer sports camp from 3 – 12 May 2017 that was designed to build fundamental skills in leadership and basic techniques of sports like Football and Hockey. The idea behind these games...

Child Protection — Just a Call Away

1098 CHILDLINE is India’s first 24-hour, free, emergency phone service for children in need of aid and assistance. Through a network that taps both government departments and non-profits across India, Childline is able to reach to children in distress in all corners...

A Day for Siblings!

Encouraging the bond between siblings who reside at CCDT’s Crisis Intervention Centers is a critical component of eventually reintegrating them into society and building a support network that sustains them through their adulthood. To nurture this sibling...