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Championing the cause of Immunization

Immunization is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Not only does vaccination prevent the suffering and death associated with infectious diseases such as diarrhoea, measles, pneumonia, polio and whooping...

Community-led Health For All

While most marginalized communities in India struggle to access quality healthcare, the challenges of tribal communities are magnified due to their socio-economic status, geographical remoteness and low literacy and further compounded by decades of discrimination,...

Giving Every Child A Healthy Start

“Being a nurse I knew all about pregnancy. However, experiencing anything first hand is always unnerving – as was mine first pregnancy. It was the mMitra voice call and the Sunita didi’s (Project staff) regular visits that put me at ease. They acted as ‘my health...

Growing Up

As children transition from childhood, through adolescence, into adulthood, not only does their social universe undergo change but they face a multitude of physical, emotional, social, and cognitive changes.The arrival of puberty triggers an abrupt series of changes...

Women Empower One Another

"As women, we must stand up for ourselves...for each other...for justice for all" ~ Michelle Obama The International Women’s Day was celebrated by the various programs of CCDT. Various activities were held to aware the community people about the importance of this...

Empowering Young Voices

Young people hold the promise of our future. Working with and empowering youth has emerged as a priority area. The HIV/AIDS epidemic has challenged us in exceptional ways to find the means to protect and empower our youth to help them become happy, healthy adults....

Sensitizing Police on Child Protection

To ensure the care, protection, and well-being of vulnerable children CHILDLINE was created. Children must be nurtured in a safe and stable environment, and Childline 1098 is available 24x7 for vulnerable children. It is India’s first 24-hour, toll-free, helpline  for...

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...

Celebrating Journey of Transformation

CCDT’s Adolescent Empowerment Program (AEP) encourages children to be catalysts of change in their own communities, to become self-reliant and productive members of society who are capable of making informed decisions that benefit themselves and society at large. It...

Building Safe Communities Dissemination Meet

As the 4.5 year’s Building Safe Communities program came to an end, the Community Child Protection Committees and Child Volunteers hosted a dissemination event in the community on December 27th, 2018.  Building Safe Communities is a partner initiative with UNICEF and...

Know your Status

In 2017, an estimated 36.9 million people were living with HIV (including 1.8 million children)- with a global HIV prevalence of 0.8% among adults. Around 25% of these same people do not know that they have the virus, as per UNAIDS data 2018. World AIDS Day is held on...

Bachoo Ke Haq Unki Jubani

CCDT's Child Protection team organised a week long celebration to observe the Child Rights Week, which is celebrated from 14th (Children's Day) to 20th November (International Child Rights Day). It was on November 20, 1989 that the United Nations Convention on the...

Children Take Over: Child Rights Week

While celebrating Child Rights Week 67 children, aged 6 to 18 years, from the Residential Care Program (RCP) took on the onus of forming a children's committee at their center. After a thought-provoking discussion children from each center elected their committee...

Annual Support Group Meeting

Apno ke Sang Rahane ki, Khwahish Bachpan Jine ki..! The hall reverberated with this theme of a ‘Child’s Right to a Family’ during the Annual Support Group Meeting held by the Home-Based Care Program (HBC). The event brought together more than 590 children, youth, and...

Celebrate Bandra Festival 2018

CCDT participated in the Celebrate Bandra Festival 2018 on the 19th, 22nd and 24th of November. With the aim to inform individuals about CCDT's Residential Care Program the team actively interacted with people visiting the stall. The CCDT team was ecstatic to receive...

Certificate of Merit

CCDT has been awarded the 'Certificate of Merit' for its contribution to Social Cause and Empowerment by the India Sustainability Leadership Summit 2018. Till date CCDT has transformed over two million lives.  

Celebrating International Day of the Girls

International Day of the Girls is celebrated every year on October 11th since 2012. The celebration of the day reflects the emergence of girls and young women as a distinct coherent in development policy, programming, campaigning, and research. The theme this year was...

Impact Story | Self Respect

A Story of Self Respect Ensuring protection of children rescued through a helpline has always been critical. This is all the more vital in cases of girls who run away from their home due to varying reasons. The story narrated below captures the reasons for one such...

Stories of Transformation

Henrietta H. Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF visited Mumbai last month. She was keen to understand the issues and challenges faced by children, adolescents, and young people who lived in urban poor settlements of Mumbai. During her visit Fore accompanied by Jean...

Friends of Mumbai

We congratulate the work and efforts completed by Amics de Mumbai, or Friends of Mumbai, for winning the award for the most liked stall at the 6th edition of the Solidarity Exhibition held at the University Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in Barcelona. Amics de Mumbai,...

CCDT Awards

Certificate of Merit’ for its contribution to Social Cause and Empowerment, India Sustainability Leadership Summit 2018 Award for excellent and outstanding working for Orphaned and Vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS, USAID, NACO, Avert Society, 2011 Award for...

Impact Story | Railway Childline

Story written from a Case Worker's Perspective   The Child Reunites with his Family and Returns Home “As I started to work as a Coordinator, this was my first case and that too from Uttar Pradesh. It was evening when I received a call from Childline that the very...

Pernia’s Pop-Up Show Festive 2018

CCDT participated in the Pernia Pop- Up Show Festive at Nation Sports Club of India from 20th to 22nd September 2018. In this, we reached out to people for supporting the mission of CCDT: 'Community action combating hunger,disease and discrimination'. At the event,...

Nutrition Week Celebration

The National Nutrition Week is celebrated every year from the 1st to 7th September across India. The theme for this year’s Nutrition Week is 'Go Further With Food.' The main objective of this annual event is to increase awareness on the importance of proper nutrition...

Community Development Project Dissemination

  On September 8 2018, children and volunteers gathered at Prathana Mandir, Shirdinagar in Nallasopara for the closing event of the Community Development Project. The programme started by welcoming the guests and participants. Ninad Phaterphekar, CEO,...