pioneers in
enhancing the health of
marginalized communities

 
 
 
 

OUR HISTORY

Since 1990, CCDT has been
actively associated with
marginalized communities in
the slums of Mumbai and its
suburbs.

Beginning from our engagement with a self-settled colony of leprosy patients in Borivali, our effort has always been to address deprivation and marginalization of communities and children. Over the years, health and child protection emerged as the major domains of our interventions, with a special focus on vulnerable children and their families.

OUR APPROACH

Our approach to change
comprises direct intervention,
awareness-building and
advocacy.
This translates into:

1) Empowering children and their communities to claim their entitlements
2) Preventing disintegration of families impacted by HIV/AIDS to minimize institutionalization of children
3) Ensuring a complete childhood – not just a shelter – to all children who come to live with us in our institutions
4) Making interventions sustainable and replicable, development inclusive with the communities as our partners
5) Networking and advocating for policy-level changes

OUR LEADERSHIP

Sara Liza D’mello

Managing Trustee

David Roland Cardoz

Chairperson

Dr. Malathi Pillai

Trustee

Antony Amaladas Samy

Trustee

Dr. Prakash Mirchandani

Trustee

Dr. Alka Shyam Karande

Trustee

Dr. Sneha Arun Palnitkar

Trustee

OUR TEAM
MEET THE PEOPLE AT CCDTRUST

Dr Guirish Ambe

Chief Executive Officer

Chhaya Rade

Chief Operating Officer

Poonam Patkar

Program Director

Rashmi Thakkar

Associate Director

Wilson D'souza

Senior Accounts Officer

Mr. Nitin Shinde

Senior Program Officer

Mr. Ram Adulse

Senior Program Officer

Ms. Manashree A Mantri

Senior Program Officer

Santosh Dongare

Senior Accounts Officer

Ms. Ashwini Shejwal

Senior Program Officer

OUR TEAM
MEET THE PEOPLE AT CCDTRUST

Dr Guirish Ambe

Chief Executive Officer

Chhaya Rade

Chief Operating Officer

Poonam Patkar

Program Director

Rashmi Thakkar

Associate Director

Wilson D'souza

Senior Accounts Officer

Mr. Nitin Shinde

Senior Program Officer

Mr. Ram Adulse

Senior Program Officer

Ms. Manashree A Mantri

Senior Program Officer

Santosh Dongare

Senior Accounts Officer

Ms. Ashwini Shejwal

Senior Program Officer