Umeed Project commenced its intervention on 1st December 2009 with the population of 5000 whereas in June 2014 it engages with the population of 10,325 marginalized community members residing in the slum pockets of Bandra East and West namely Garib Nagar, Pipeline and Patel Nagar. It is a consortium project of four NGOs viz CCDT, Aseema, KESWA & Yuva to work on thematic areas of Health, Education, Skill building and Vocational Course for Youth and Child rights Protection and Participation respectively. The project is the initiative of and supported by Plan India.
‘All children and youth especially girls and women realize their rights to a healthy life’ is the goal of Umeed project. As the name suggests, the interventions connotes hope towards participatory development. With health and community development as its prime areas of work Committed Communities Development Trust (CCDT) has been Health theme Partner in the Umeed project.
Interventions of CCDT as part of the Umeed project focuses on various aspects of health, they include creating awareness in children and community members on general health issues and hygienic practices, ensuring accessibility and availability of good quality health and sanitation services, improving understanding on sexual and reproductive health amongst women and adolescents, support and follow up with critical /high risk mothers during pregnancy (ANC) and after delivery (PNC) and children, ensure 13 ICDS centres in the project area are functioning as per the ICDS norms, support the community in time of disaster e.g. fire.
In Umeed Project, CCDT has strategized its work through health awareness building in the community, working with State service agencies like Health Post, Municipal Hospital, ICDS, Solid Waste Management Dept and building their capacities, Strengthening the community groups and leaders, Children participation, Medical and other direct support to critical cases among women and children.