Ensuring that Every Child Counts

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

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...
Stilling Preventable Stillbirths

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 became very heavy and I...
The first few years…are forever

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 reaching out to...
Giving each child a great start in life

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 adolescence. Sadly,...

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 both...