Community Area Resource centers (ARCs)

Since 2007

We had set up a Community Development Centre (CDC) in Mankhurd, Started non formal Education with 80 - 100 children attending (70 will be referred to the project School on Wheels). Parent and community meetings are conducted every month. We also conduct door step meetings with entire family. Formed youth group and initiated vocational training programme of making paper bags with women.

Youth are one of the biggest target audiences. By addressing youth issues, Project Crayons proposes to initiate a full fledged and equipped Community Youth Centre, the basic objective being to create opportunities for community youth and youth from the ACT Program (Alternatives for Children in Trouble) to build their personality, inculcate good and positive reasoning, good reading habits, skill building through training and create employment opportunities.

"Community development seeks to empower individuals and groups of people by providing these groups with the skills they need to effect change in their own communities."

In this specific intervention we propose to build a Youth Centre. Initially the project is a pilot program with certain goals to achieve and define the way ahead for future interventions. Each day we learn and unlearn while dealing with issues related to youth.

Our future interventions

  • Establish a youth center in targeted neighborhood
  • Mobilize community based groups CBO’s and implement activities for target groups
  • Support, and facilitate the development and implementation of integrated community based programs for education, vocational, health, etc
  • Long-term intervention with children and youth, involving induction into school, colleges, jobs
  • To provide vocational counseling and training to the youth. And also provide job opportunities based on their skilled
  • To initiate - Workshops on Personality Development , Communication skills, Interpersonal relationships, value of life skills, awareness about all social aspects and also develop their qualities to understand their community problems and to deal with it by active participation
  • To develop their leadership qualities to form a core group for community development
  • To run, equip and maintain a library for developing and enhancing their knowledge and also for recreation
  • Inviting Resource persons from NGOs and Government Organizations to conduct workshops and community programs like Health Camps

Help ARCs empower children in the region of North East Mumbai in Mankhurd.

If you would like to make a donation please click here. To donate specifically to ARCs, please contact the Programme Manager at [email protected] or by phone on +91 22 65022661 / +91 7738601111.

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  • Building No. 93,
  • Ground Floor,
  • New Mhada Colony,
  • Mankurd(W), Mumbai-400043
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