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Community Outreach Programme (CORP) Centre

Since 1977, the Community Outreach Programme (CORP) has worked to provide a platform for the holistic development of women, children, and the communities in which they live. At CORP, we believe that self-sufficiency, not dependence, is the key to a life of dignity and self-respect. It is this belief that gave birth to CORP more […]

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Sri Sri Kaushal Vikas Kendra

SRI SRI RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (SSRDP) was established in the year 2001 under the aegis of The Art of Living Foundation. The core philosophy of SSRDP is to educate and empower the rural community in India by helping villagers to become self-sufficient, self-reliant and self- confident. SSRDP runs several programs to empower rural communities. The […]

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Foundation for Mother and Child Health program

43% of Indian children below the age of five years are underweight because of chronic under-nutrition (UNICEF). Incorrect infant feedings practises, lack of knowledge about weaning, using packaged foods rich in sugar and salt as snacks to feed hungry toddler are some of the causes that can lead to chronic under-nutrition in urban slum children. […]

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Dharavi Market goes digital

DharaviMarket.com is a for profit initiative by Megha Gupta aimed at making the skills of the squatter settlement more accessible to the middle/upper classes while providing the local, skilled craftsmen and artisans direct access to local and global markets. It aims at providing, world class, quality goods at cheap prices as one would directly buy […]

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Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Educational Trust

MAULANA ABUL KALAM AZAD EDUCATIONAL TRUST envisions a model Dharavi in which people can enjoy their indisputable right as humans, such as access to health care, clean water, nutritious food, housing, and education. The organization helps poverty-stricken communities to help themselves, providing support and guidance in the communities' own resourceful endeavors. Great emphasis is placed […]

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Sharanam Centre for Girls

Community Outreach Programme(CORP)'s flagship residential shelter is the Sharanam Centre for Girls – a small permanent residence for girls that opened its doors to children in need in 2000. Located in Mumbai’s Dharavi slum, Sharanam provides a permanent, loving home for 30 girls who were formerly homeless, destitute, neglected or abandoned. The Sharanam Centre is […]

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MSWC Dharavi Community Centre

Maharashtra State Women’s Council, a non-governmental organisation has over 14 projects, self created agencies and groups through which it seeks to achieve its objectives. The projects vary considerably in content and the people they target. They range from full-fledged residential institutions for destitute women and children to special programmes for the physically challenged and aged. […]

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Spark Institute

As we stand on the threshold of yet another era in human development, we are ready and indeed eager to welcome this new Knowledge Era, which will see the supremacy of brainpower over physical and financial strength, total specialization over singular specialization as the path to prosperity. In such an environment, society looks to educational […]

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Riwa Fort

The Riwa Fort (also Rewah Fort), locally known as Kala Qilla or Black Fort, is a fort in central Mumbai (Bombay), India on the banks of the Mithi River. The fort is currently in a dilapidated condition amidst the Dharavi slums. It was built by the first governor of Bombay, Gerald Aungier (1669–1677). It was […]

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Girl’s Football Program

“As well as football we are learning leadership, responsibility, friendship, enjoyment and English” Mansi, 13 Growing up in Dharavi, many girls take on a lot of responsibility in the family home from a young age. Helping with the cooking, cleaning and other household tasks often mean girls get fewer chances to participate other events happening […]

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