Nurturing Childhood Sowing Change
Mobile Cr‚Äö√†√∂¬¨√Üches works on issues of Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD).Its goal is to ensure the developmental rights of the young child, with special focus on the migrant child on construction sites. Mobile Cr‚Äö√†√∂¬¨√Üches provides daycare services, trains women to run these facilities and lobbies with the government and builders on the criticality of ECCD services. Mobile Cr‚Äö√†√∂¬¨√Üches provides children with health, nutrition (twice a day hot cooked meals), education and community communication interventions.
Today MC has a footprint in 17 states, through partnerships with NGOs, the construction industry, government and local communities. MC identifies and trains local NGOs working with women and children to run childcare services at construction sites. After the initial facilitation and support, MC makes an exit, gradually, after three years of engagement,but continues in the capacity of a technical resource.
In 2017-18, MC reached out to 10,828 children and 32,280 community members, through its daycare programme and community outreach, at 72 urban construction sites and urban poor centres. Of these, 9632 were children at construction sites in the Delhi National Capital Region, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Mohali and Chandigarh, while 1,196 were children in urban poor settlement in Delhi. The total reach was 10% lower than that in 2016-17, accounted for by fewer workers at construction sites. A little over 60% of children reached at construction sites were under six year of age. In the urban communities, however, most of them were under-six since the older kids were all in school.
Raja Bazaar New Delhi,
Delhi, Delhi 110001