Delhi Council for Child Welfare

Provides home, adoption, medical care, nutrition, rehabilitation, vocational training, and education support to underprivileged children, including the homeless and the challengeded.

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  • FCRA
  • 80G
  • 12A
  • CSR-1
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About

  • Headquarters

    Delhi, Delhi

  • Since

    1953

Delhi Council for Child Welfare(DCCW) aims to provide services to underprivileged children in and around Delhi in the areas of nutrition, medical serv Read moreices, vocational training, care of abandoned children, adoption, rehabilitation of mentally and physically challenged children, day-care and non-formal education. These services reach over 2500 children daily through its 16 centres in slum and resettlement colonies across Delhi.


Issue

Underprivileged children face a lot of challenges due to their poor socio-economic status and lack of access primarily to education and development facilities and amenities. The Mission of DCCW is "to "Give Children a Childhood and a Future" and all its programmes and services are aligned with this mission.


Action

DCCW aims to enable and empower underprivileged by helping them out in all aspects of education, from preparing them for enrollment into mainstream schools, sponsoring their education and providing academic support. Vocational training is imparted to over 650 girls annually - mostly school dropouts - yo empower them with income-generating skills. DCCW runs Palna, a home and adoption centre for abandoned, lost and homeless children. Palna is one of the most well-known and reputed such homes in India and over 3000 children have been placed in adoption to date.

Impact

DCCW has placed over 3000 children in adoption in loving families in India and abroad. More than 85% of children eligible for entry to regular school have successfully enrolled in mainstream schools every year. Educational sponsorship is provided to 800-900 school-going children. 650+ girls are skilled in practical competencies each year. 350+ children ae participants of the supervised Homework Scheme which provides academic support that they cannot get at home. 600+ children are provided with day-care and preparation for admission into schools every day. 50 special needs children are provided day-care an rehab therapies everyday (The Orthopaedic Centre which performed more than 9,000 surgeries on physically challenged children was closed in 2020 due to viability issues intensified by the pandemic.)

Vision & Mission

Vision : A society where all children have all that is rightfully theirs and every opportunity to realize their potential.
Mission : Giving Children a Childhood

Donor History

State Bank of India
Mulani Family Fund
Godrej Ltd
Surie Polex Industries (P) Ltd
Lumax Charitable Foundation

Programs

  • PALNA WeeKids Programme

    PALNA WeeKids is a day-care programme for 600 underprivileged children between 2 and 6 years, preparing them to enrol in mainstream schools. Along with basic education, they are also taught basic hygiene and its importance, posture and manners. Where required, the children are also provided with clothes and shoes. Additionally, the parents are guided on how to apply for school admission and help with required documentation.

  • Bal Chetna Programme

    The Bal Chetna Programme offers residential facilities for mentally-challenged children at Palna, as well as day-care and rehabilitation facilities for children from economically backward families. Bal Chetna provides specialized care, facilitating the stimulation and development of special needs children, with the objective of making each child as self-reliant, competent, and communicative as possible. It offers Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Special Education, Speech Therapy, Vocational Training, Psychological Evaluation, Parents Meetings and Counseling, health checkups and supplementary nutrition.

  • Vocational Training Programme

    Our Vocational Training Programme is aimed at skilling adolescent girls - mostly school dropouts - from underprivileged families living in the slum and resettlement colonies of Delhi, to enable them to earn an income and be independent. The courses have been chosen to impart skills that would also allow the girls to work within or near their homes, even after marriage, without requiring large investments from their side. The programme typically operates at 14 centres in Delhi, and has been drawing 600 - 700 young participants every year

  • Educational Sponsorship Programme

    The Educational Sponsorship Programme provides financial support to academically bright children from low-income families who are unable to attend school because of financial constraints. About 800-90000 children receive sponsorship annually and their progress is monitored.

  • PALNA

    PALNA is a home and adoption centre for abandoned, lost and homeless children with a team of therapists, counsellors, caregivers, and teachers to oversee the growth and development of each child. It provides medical care, proper nutrition, and education to these children. Wherever possible children are then placed in adoption. All normal, and some special needs children do get placed in adoption.

  • Supervised Homework Scheme

    State

    The Supervised Homework Scheme aims to help 350+ underprivileged children 6 to 13 years old keep up with school work and reduce drop-out rates. Alongside academics, the programme also includes story-telling, reading, music, quizzes, leadership exercises, parent-teacher meetings, and regular health check-ups.

  • Orthopaedic Programme

    This program was closed in 2020

    Orthopaedic Centre for differently abled children provided a complete range of rehabilitation services to physically disabled children, especially those affected by polio and cerebral palsy. The services included surgery, physiotherapy and fitment of aids and appliances, all available virtually free of cost to the children.
    More than 9,000 surgeries have been performed, and over 25,000 children have been fitted with aids.

  • Palna

    State

    Set up in 1978, Palna is our home and adoption centre for lost, abandoned or homeless children. They are cared for in a home-like environment, and efforts are made to place them in adoption with a suitable family. There are typically about 60-75 children at any given point of time. Over 3000 children have been placed in adoption to date. Palna is recognised nationally as a best-in-class institution for the individualised holistic care provided to each child.

  • Palna Weekids

    State

    The PALNA WeeKids programme prepares underprivileged pre-school children, in the age group of 2.5 to 6 years, for school, and also helps their parents through the admission process. Operating out of 13 centres in Delhi, it caters to children of working parents who are unable to offer the necessary time or resources for the all-round development of their children, as well as counselling the parents on the school admission process, as well as health and hygiene.

Impact Metrics

  • Total Beneficiaries Across All Programmes

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2017-18 2794
    • 2018-19 1599
    • 2019-20 1794
    • 2020-21 507
    • 2021-22 796
  • Vocational Training Given to Children

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2017-18 673
    • 2018-19 724
    • 2019-20 1794
    • 2020-21 507
    • 2021-22 469
  • Number of Children Gone in Adoption During the Year

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 21
    • 2020-21 24
    • 2021-22 24
  • Average Number of Children Resident at Any Time During the Year

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 69
    • 2020-21 69
    • 2021-22 64
  • Number of Children Restored to Natural Parents

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 6
    • 2020-21 4
    • 2021-22 3
  • Number of Registered Beneficiaries

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 703
    • 2020-21 507
    • 2021-22 469
  • Number of Participants Who Successfully Completed the Course

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 678
    • 2020-21 478
    • 2021-22 462
  • Annual Number of Beneficiaries

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 665
    • 2021-22 254
  • Percentage of Eligible Children Getting School Admission

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 88
  • Number of Children Gone in Adoption During the Year

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 21
    • 2020-21 24
    • 2021-22 24
  • Average Number of Children Resident at Any Time During the Year

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 69
    • 2020-21 69
    • 2021-22 64
  • Number of Children Restored to Natural Parents

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 6
    • 2020-21 4
    • 2021-22 3
  • Number of Registered Beneficiaries

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 703
    • 2020-21 507
    • 2021-22 469
  • Number of Participants Who Successfully Completed the Course

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 678
    • 2020-21 478
    • 2021-22 462
  • Annual Number of Beneficiaries

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 665
    • 2021-22 254
  • %Age of Eligible Children Getting School Admission

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 88

Theory of Change

Bring about societal change by enabling and empowering under-privileged children and adolescents

Milestones & Track Record

1. Palna recognised as best-in-class home for children nationally. Over 3000 children placed in adoption from PALNA.
2. Building up the emergency and other medical infrastructure in Palna - mortality reduced from over 10% to extremely low numbers.
3. Due to individual focus on holistic development including informal education, Palna children do not have the lag in milestones that is typical of children in institutions.
4. 85-90% eligible pre-school children in our Palna WeeKids programme get admission into mainstream Government or private schools every year.
5. Our Vocational training programme for girls has resulted in average age of marriage of the girls increasing from 16 years to 22 years.
6. 40,000 school-going children assisted in remaining in school through our Educational sponsorship and supervised homework programmes.
7. Over 2200 specially-abled children from under-privileged families provided rehabilitation and daycare support.

Donor Testimonial

Nita & Narendra Mulani of Mulani Family Fund
Thank you for showing us around Bal Chetna and PALNA. We were so touched by the work and the sincerity of the staff. It was an eye-opener for us, and we want to support your work.

M Thacker
When we think of PALNA, we think of the amazing people who govern, manage and work at PALNA. Aside of compassion and dedication, it must take an enormous amount of emotional and physical energy and sacrifice. One underestimates the 'day to day' work of 'caring' and the spectrum of stresses that must surround it. It is the work of giants and blessed are those that have the courage to do it.

Ashwini Pai Bahadur
For the last three decades, I have personally observed the dedication of the Delhi Council for Child Welfare that manages PALNA. DCCW is an exemplary NGO with a committed leadership spanning over six decades.

Leadership Team

  • Lt. Gen. Sanjiv Chachra

    Vice-President

  • Dr. Sandhya Bhalla

    Director

  • Dr Sandhya Bhalla

    Director

  • Sanjay Kumar Mishra

    Assistant Director

  • Meenaxi Gupta

    Hony President

  • Radhika Minocha

    Hony Vice-President

  • Asheesh Vaderaa

    Hony General Secretary

Demographics & Structure

  • No. of Employees

    100+

  • Strength of Governing Body

    15

  • Diversity Metrics

    80% women

M&E

  • Internal, External Assessors

    No

Policies

  • Ethics and Transparency Policies

    No

  • Formal CEO Oversight & Compensation Policy

    No

Political & Religious Declarations

  • On Affiliation if any

    No

  • On Deployment Bias if any

    No

Organisation Structure

Organisation Structure

Yes

Awards & Recognitions

1993 : Radha Raman Award, presented by President of India Drhankar Dayal Sharma, for Outstanding work in the field of child welfare
1996 : National Award for Child Welfare to DCCW General Secretary from Government of India in recognition of her contribution in the field of Child Welfare
2007 : Award from Russian Embassy to DCCW in recognition of Outstanding work in the field of child welfare
2017 : Delhi NGOs Leadership Award on World CSR day
2021 : Vishisht Sewa Samman to DCCW by Tata Power ltd in recognition of its societal value creation
2022 : Award by Delhi Police to Director, DCCW in recognition of the work with the under-privileged children of Delhi

Registration Details

  • PAN Card

    AAATD5531H

  • Registration ID

    S-2236 of 1963-1964

  • VO ID / Darpan ID

    DL/2017/0115090

  • 12A

    AAATD5531HE20214

  • 80G

    AAATD5531HF20214

  • FCRA

    231650267

  • CSR Registration Number

    CSR00005527

Location

  • Headquarters

    Delhi Council for Child Welfare, Qudsia Bagh, Yamuna Marg, Civil Lines, 110054

    Directions

Other Details

  • Type & Sub Type

    Non-profit
    Society

Financial Details

 Income / Expenses
  • 2019-20

    Income
    Rs.63,700,000
    Expenses
    Rs.71,200,000
    Admin Expenses
    Rs.11,392,000
    Program Expenses
    Rs.59,808,000
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  • 2020-21

    Income
    Rs.55,900,000
    Expenses
    Rs.56,100,000
    Admin Expenses
    Rs.7,854,000
    Program Expenses
    Rs.48,246,000
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  • 2021-22

    Income
    Rs.68,100,000
    Expenses
    Rs.68,300,000
    Admin Expenses
    Rs.12,294,000
    Program Expenses
    Rs.56,006,000
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Government Partnerships

Central Adoption Resource Authority State Adoption Resource Authority Child Welfare Committee Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights