Empowering through education
Mumbai houses the richest of the rich and the poorest of the poor. Over 54 % of Mumbai’s 22 million population lives in slums. Many of these slum dwellers cannot afford basic amenities like medical care, sanitation and a proper education for their children.Jyoti Kendra & Disha Kendra feel called to get involved and make a difference in these lives.
We serving the underprivileged, specifically in a large slum called ‘Lal Dongar’ at Chembur Mumbai & ‘Indira Nagar’ in Kalyan. Hundreds have benefited through the Kendra, as we have provided child care, medical assistance, initiatives in education and care to widows.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
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Mumbai houses the richest of the rich and the poorest of the poor. Over 54 % of Mumbai’s 22 million population lives in slums. Many of these slum dwellers cannot afford basic amenities like medical care, sanitation and a proper education for their children.
Jyoti Kendra & Disha Kendra want to make a difference in these lives . We are serving the underprivileged, specifically in a large slum called ‘Lal Dongar’ at Chembur Mumbai & ‘Indira Nagar’ in Kalyan.
Hundreds have benefited through the Kendra, as we have provided child care, medical assistance, initiatives in education and care to widows.
- Slum population in Mumbai 54% 54%
JEEVITH VISHWAS KENDRA, Chembur
We are in our 8th year & this has been the biggest year for us in terms of our admissions in the Nursery & Crèche. On an average we have served over 50 children which is quite a lot given the space & the team capacity we have. The children, parents & community continues to be blessed as these little babes start their education with the English Nursery & the younger ones having a safe & healthy environment in the Crèche.
THE CHILDREN WE SERVE
Vihaan & Vishan are two brothers who come to the Crèche and their mother spoke to us about their father, who drinks and beats her. He doesn’t even provide money at home. She has her father in law living at home. With all these problems she decided to keep her kids at the Crèche and work and provide for the family. The creche has helped her go to work in peace knowing that her children are safe and well cared for.
Dhairya – He stays at the Crèche and the Nursery. He would not relate to anyone earlier. His parents had problems between them. The wife’s mother in law would not adjust with her and because of that she went to stay with her mother. As a result she had no job. Through counselling the situation has now improved.
This was our second year and we have had similar activites like the last year – namely the Crèche and English nursery. Now in the Crèche we have children below 3 years of age . Last year we took children ages up to 5 or 6 and found difficult to handle them. Also this year the number of children has grown.
From May 2015 we received 9 admissions and till November 2105 the number grew to 17. Sadly due to some reason 4 children had to leave but we got 3 more children later, taking our totals to16 children.
At the Nursery this year from June 2015 we had received 10 admissions for the Nursery.
THE CHILDREN WE SERVE
Sonakshi (Crèche) – She is a 8-month old girl from a very difficult family background staying with Any with mother and brother because father abandant them and Aunty used hade all this child but since she is here in our care she is happy and we can love her
Abhid (Nursery) – He is a very regular boy & is good in oral studies but finds difficulty in writing. He is very friendly and shares his things. He is very good at grasping things quickly & repeats whatever he is taught in the class. His parents say that he only eats his food properly with you when in the Nursery.
Prince and Tanvi ( Creche)- They are from the same family. Tanvi who was 2 yrs old had to take care her brother Prince who was 1 yr old. We felt really sad looking at them & invited them both to come in our centre. Now the parents are very happy that both the children are taken care of.
SUPPORT TO WIDOWS
We also provide a monthly assistance to 20 widows @ Rs. 1000 per widow. These are old and some are sick with no family to care for them.