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Strengthening Mothers

To appreciate the efforts of tribal people living in adivasi padas of Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Borivali and Aarey Colony in Goregaon CCDT’s, Sahyog program organised a felicitation. This event was to thank mothers for participating in activities and attending...

Star Mothers

Urban Nutrition Initiative (UNI) organised an event to felicitate Star Mothers (mothers of children with acute malnutrition) who have taken responsibility for their child’s growth. The objective of organising this event was to reinforce best practices adopted and...

Mata Melava- Celebrating Immunization Week

Getting immunised regularly for children and adults is important to protect oneself from preventable diseases. It provides a pathway for strong health care at the beginning of life, and offers a healthy and risk-free life to every child. To celebrate World...

Career Guidance Workshop

In order to be a well-rounded professional, we need to develop social, communication, and interpersonal skills and will aid to improve one's self-esteem. Most of the time, these are cultivated in individuals through experiences and interactions but they can also be...

Exposure visit to INS Shivaji

CCDT organised an exposure visit to INS Shivaji to educate children about the Indian Navy and its various departments. The kids were extremely excited as they visited the campus to explore the departments and museum centre. Through interactive exhibits and hands-on...

Parenting Workshop

CCDT's Building Safe Communities Program in partnership with 'Center for Positive Power' organized a two-day workshop from April 4 - 5, 2018 on parenting, facilitated by Ameeta Sanghavi Shah, a psychotherapist, life coach and trainer with over 20 years experience. ...

Health for All #WorldHealthDay

This World Health Day, public health experts emphasize the need to make “Health Accessible to All” — ensuring that everyone, everywhere can access essential quality health service without hardship. To celebrate World Health Day, CCDT’s mMitra program organized a...

WORLD HEALTH DAY 2018: “Health for All”

Expanding the reach of ICDS to include India’s most marginalized tribals Waiting in the Wings: On society’s fringes are 700 tribal communities that have been marginalized by the India growth story. Tribal communities fall behind the national population on all...

Childline: Help is just a call away!

In early March this year, CCDT's Childline program staff received a call about a woman attempting to sell a two-year-old child for INR 2,00,000. Childline staff immediately tracked the case and located the woman and the boy,Yogesh, whom she was trying to sell off. On...

Partner’s Meeting

Our Health and Nutrition team spent the day in deep discussions with other NGO partners who have been working collaboratively over the last three years to reduce malnutrition rates in high-burden ICDS projects across four districts of Maharashtra. Implementing an...

Women at the Forefront

Celebrating unsung heroes living in vulnerable slum communities that banned together to safeguard their children and communities Every time more than 100 girls and women inhabiting the Shivaji Nagar slum in Dahisar West in Mumbai chose to use the community toilet in...

Get Together- Meet and Greet

Celebrating Self-Reliant HIV Affected/Infected Families Over 176 families and 108 children affected/infected by HIV/AIDS who benefitted from CCDT's Home-Based Care program — participated in an event to celebrate their newly acquired 'self-reliant' status.Activities...

Strengthening Field Workers

CCDT's Sahyog program community organizers participated in a training workshop at St Pius College, Goregaon, from 23rd-25th January 2018, that was facilitated by Dr. Gopal Panghe, a UNICEF consultant.The workshop focused on maternal and child health and participants...

‘WASH Agents’ of Change

Sandeep Chauhan, a nineteen-year-old tribal resident of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali, turned youth activist for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) in his pada, shares his story of what motivates him to advocate for toilets in his community. “I was three...

Ending Preventable Stillbirths

Yasmin Madanvar Shaikh, a beneficiary of CCDT’s mMitra program shares how the mobile-health program designed to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity in urban slum communities, enabled her to deliver a healthy baby after two failed attempts. “When I first conceived,...

Superheroes Stand Against HIV Stigma

Discrimination continues to affect the lives of millions of people infected or affected by HIV/AIDS, around the world. They are often cut off from their families, fired from jobs, isolated in hospitals, or left unemployed — simply on account of their health...

Living Life Positively with HIV

Enabling Families Affected or Infected with HIV/AIDS to Live Life Positively India is home to the third largest number of people living with HIV in the world (UNICEF). More than a quarter-century ago, when HIV/AIDS was endemic and the Government of India launched its...

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...

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