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Impact Stories | Tina

At age seven, Tina had never seen the inside of a school. Her mother was a commercial sex worker in Kamathipura and Tina's education, health and welfare were severely neglected. When Tina was registered at CCDT's Residential Care Center, the program staff went the...

Impact Stories | Sandip

A nine year old orphan, Sandip (name changed) was brought to CCDT’s Residential Care Center by a social worker from Mumbai Central in 2003. His father had died of HIV three years earlier and his infected mother was admitted to hospital on account of her failing...

Impact Stories | Ganesh

When his two younger brothers Raju and Ravi went missing, Ganesh suspected that they had been lured by the city of glamour: Mumbai. The three brothers lived together in Reva, a small hamlet in Bhopal. Anxious and deeply agitated, Ganesh called Childline, a twenty-four...

Impact Stories | Anita

These were questions that overwhelmed Anita at the time we met her. The anxieties were real. As echoed by hundreds of parents, families, and children infected and affected by HIV/ AIDS, the uncertainty of survival sadly forms the preamble of all our first meetings...

Impact Stories | Shama

Shama (name changed) was 4 years and 11 months old at the time of admission to Ashray Center. She was referred by Prerana Organization in August 2012. Shama’s family comprised of her mother and siblings. Her mother was a victim of Commercial Sexual Exploitation. She...

Impact Stories | Rupa

Rupa (name changed) was only 23 months old at the time of admission to Ashray Center. She was referred by CCDT’s Childline Project along with her older sister. She was severely malnourished then. She was referred for health care and safe shelter. Rupa along with her...

Impact Stories | Ram

Ram (name changed) was 3 years 10 months old at the time of admission at Ashray center. He was referred by Asha Sadan Organization in the month of October 2010. Ram’s mother passed away in May 2010 due to HIV. Ram lived with his father and younger sister on the...

Promoting Safe and Child Friendly Cities Consultation

‘Making Cities Safe and Friendly for Children and Adolescents is a Must’ All India Institute of Local Self Government (AIILSG), Collector’s Office- Mumbai Suburban, Department of Women and Child Development, UNICEF and Child Rights Organisation’s held a consultation...

Urban Nutrition Initiative Meet

Malnutrition is a serious issue in many parts of India and nearly every third child under 5 years is malnourished NFHS 4 (2015-16). The first 1000 days is considered crucial— the period during a woman’s pregnancy and the child’s first 2 years of life is termed as...

Summer Camp Fun

Summer camp is a special activity where kids come together to have fun. Here, children develop a sense of independence as they try new adventures. The Child Protection Team planned a seven-day camp where children came to the CRC center and spent their time making...

Eligible Couple Workshop

Relationships of healthy couples are fundamental to a healthy society. With an aim to promote the 1000 days approach and encourage relationship goals, Sahyog organised a one-day workshop for couples. The objective of the workshop was to discuss the importance of the...

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...

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