The Society aims to promote the overall development of children, youth and women, who are socially and economically deprived; to provide family centred home based intensive services to children, youth and women in dysfunctional families in slums and backward areas in Mumbai; to children and women on various environmental issues and concerns through education, training and communication; to create public awareness on the rights of the child and women and to work for the promotion, protection and defence of children's and women's rights. It focuses on education sponsorship; home based care and school placement for children in dysfunctional families; referral services to children for problem children; family counselling; environmental education for children and children and women rights education.
It is operational in service provision, capacity building and training, advocacy, networking, research and information.

Local context (economically, socially, and politically)
The “Red Crescent Society” is located in Mumbai, India which is one of the largest city in Maharashtra, India and is also considered as the cultural capital of Maharashtra. Mumbai is the famous and ancient home of Maratha culture in north India. It has been a great city from its very beginning, more than 2500 years ago. It is one of the very ancient cities of India. It is called the Film city, where the number of film Studios located. It has sheltered generation of artists and craftsmen, merchants and traders, poets and scholars, saints and statesmen, all round by the pursuit of worthy ends, true learning and personal and social peace. As the heart of Maharastra, Mumbai has survived the vicissitudes of political fortune with charming serenity and undiminished vigour.
The socio economic indicators

India's financialcapital

Covers an area of about 437.71 Sq.Km.

Merger of 7 islands in city area and 4 islands in suburbs.

Houses about 11.9 Million people (Census 2001)

Population density of about 27,209 people per Sq.Km. (Census 2001)

Infant Mortality Rate   (@1000 Birth) – 34.57 (2006).

Maternal Mortality Rate    (@1000 Birth) – 0.63 (2006).


Schools in Mumbai are either "municipal schools" (run by the BMC) or private schools (run by trusts or individuals), which in some cases receive financial aid from the government. The schools are affiliated either with the Maharashtra State Board (MSBSHSE), the all-India Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) and the Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) boards. Marathi or English is the usual language of instruction. The government run public schools lack many facilities, but are the only option for poorer residents who cannot afford the more expensive private schools. A majority of residents prefer private schools because of better infrastructure.
Target groups
1. Children, youth, men and women who belong to low socioeconomic status families.
2. Children and young men and women whose parents work in unorganised sectors.
3. Young people in dysfunctional families (Female headed families, Single parent families etc
4. School and college going youth
5. Working youth in organised, semi-organised and unorganised sectors
6. Dysfunctional families
7. NGOS and civil society organisations in the State of Maharashtra,South India.
Our project activities are

Home and School placement
Functional Literacy and Value Education
Educational Support & Sponsorship
Material and Financial Aid to Children
Childhood Enrichment Services
Family Fellowship Programmes
Crisis Intervention and Counselling Services
Parent Education and Support Services
Resourcing and Advocacy
Health Promotion Programmes for Children
Job Search and Placement for Parents
Capacity building and Training for youth, women and men
Income Generation Activities for Families
Non formal employment training for children and young women
Environmental education and communication
AIDS Preventive Education and training for young men and women workers
Children’s rights campaigning
Networking with Local Support Systems and International organizations
Communal Harmony and Peace Process

Necessity of Peace
Community Empowerment



Community Development
Shelters for Homeless
Natural Disaster Management



Computer Education 4 Kids
Education in Human Values
Financial support for Poor Students through school fee, books, notebooks and stationaries



Vaccination, Blood Donation Camps
Pulse Polio
Aids Awareness
Assistance for Medical Treatment for Kidney, Cancer,Aids and TB


Social Welfare

Widow Pension -
Save the Girl Child Mission
Gender Equality


Social Justice

Legal Aid Centers
Legal Advise and Assistance
Human-rights Watch
Right to Information



Self Employment Guidance
Training & Assistance

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