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Our Story

Committed Communities Development Trust (CCDT), a NGO based out of Bandra, Mumbai is committed towards taking forward the national and state agenda of equal opportunities for all children and their families and safeguarding their rights to live with dignity.

Aligning its initiatives with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) set down by the United Nations, CCDT works on  rights-based and  needs-based approaches. The  programing is centred around the needs of  maternal and child health and nutrition of marginalized families and the community they live in, with the belief that working with  children in isolation cannot create a lasting change. Therefore, a holistic approach of working with the community and various other stakeholders to supplement the overall development of children, is undertaken.

Over the last 3 decades, CCDT has worked with the most marginalized and vulnerable communities across Maharashtra, reaching out to and transforming the lives of over 2 million children and families in crises.

Founded in 1990, with its first outreach program in a self-settled colony of leprosy patients in Borivali, CCDT, with their in-depth programing model and sustained efforts, slowed down the epidemic and helped the community become self-reliant over a period of time.

CCDT’s  in-depth knowledge of responding to communicable disease (leprosy) at the community level was well recognised by the Government and other stakeholders. This led to CCDT’s involvement in a big way to combat another communicable disease, the HIV/AIDS. CCDT was one of the pioneer organizations to initiate a residential care program (Shelter Home) for children infected and/or affected by HIV/AIDS. Another flagship program of CCDT  is the Home Based Care Program with families living with HIV/AIDS.

Over the years, Child Protection, Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition and Adolescent/Youth Empowerment emerged as the key focus areas of CCDT’s intervention programs. Collaborating to make the interventions impactful, CCDT works together with Government Departments, ICDS, Nutrition Mission, Municipal  Corporations, Anganwadis and  Health  Posts to achieve scale and results.

CCDT has an extensive experience of working with and for the community.  It has impacted the lives of more than 2 million individuals through its interventions.

CCDT is now working on various projects in Maharashtra, either as the sole implementation partner or in-partnership with other community-based organisations, under the strategic  program themes of Child Protection, Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition and Adolescent/Youth Empowerment.

OUR
STRENGTHS

  • Credibility and lineage of 30 years
  • All programs have initiated from community needs
  • Experience of implementing innovative and successful programs
  • Committed Board of Trustees, Donors and Employees
  • Good understanding of community dynamics
  • Alignment with Government programs
  • 60% of the employee’s are from the community
  • Transparent and robust accounting systems
  • Strong relationship with the stakeholders
  • Strong technical expertise on issues related to Child Protection, Health and Nutrition and Adolescent/Youth Empowerment.

Evolution of the Program

LOOKING BACK
-30 YEARS OF RESIDENTIAL CARE PROGRAMME

Transforming Lives

Together we can, Together is the way, Walking Together is the answer

CCDT has an extensive experience of working with and for the community. It has impacted the lives of
more than 2 million individuals through its interventions.
CCDT is now working on various projects in Maharashtra, either as the sole implementation partner or inpartnership with other community-based organisations, under the strategic program themes of Child Protection, Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition and Adolescent/Youth Empowerment.

IMPACT
ON THE
GROUND

  • Having rebuilt the lives of around 588 children, the Residential Care Program (Shelter home), gives hope to many children who belong to the marginalised and backward economic communities’
  • ‘With 308 children from the Residential Program (Shelter home), having found jobs, it inspires other children to dream, and to do their best!’
  • ‘mMitra, technology, as a friend, touched the lives of 130916 women, helping them to have healthy and safe pregnancies and post-natal care.’
  • ‘Maternal Child Health and Nutrition Program helped nearly 6000 children in the age group of 0-2 years to fight off malnutrition through regular treatment and follow up.’
  • ‘ Program for pregnant and lactating women reached out to approximately 41000 women across various pockets of Mumbai, where CCDT is active.