Delhi Council For Child Welfare

Provides housing, medical care, nutrition, rehabilitation, vocational training, and education to underprivileged children, including the homeless and disabled

  • Started: 1952
  • Delhi, Delhi


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. Its Anganwadi Workers Training Centre directly benefits 10000 to 12000 poor women trainees across Delhi.


Underprivileged children face a lot of challenges due to their poor socio-economic status and lack of access primarily to education and then, basic amenities.


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, providing vocational training to enabling life-skill training.


  • Food & Nutrition
  • Specially Abled
  • Child & Youth Development
  • Health
  • Education


More than 9,000 surgeries have been performed and over 25,000 children have been fitted with aids, it has placed over 2,800 children in loving families, 85% of children eligible for entry to regular school have successfully enrolled in mainstream schools, sponsors 1000 children, 100 working children have been enrolled in the working children's project and skills 650 participants in practical competencies each year.


  • Bal Chetna Programme

    The Bal Chetna Programme offers residential facilities for homeless mentally-challenged infants at Palna, as well as day-care 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, Music and Play Therapy, Special Education, Speech Therapy, Vocational Training, Psychological Evaluation, Parents Meetings and Counseling, a Home Training Programme, and a midday meal with supplementary nutrition.

  • PALNA Weekids Programme

    PALNA Weekids is a day-care programme for 500 underprivileged children up to 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.

    A monthly medical check is also conducted, and if required, the children are also provided with clothes and shoes by the Kendra. Additionally, the Kendras guide parents on how to apply for school admission and help with required documentation.

  • Vocational Training Programme

    The Vocational Training programme is a skill development initiative for over 600 adolescent girls from underprivileged families of resettlement colonies and the urban slums of Delhi. It offers courses in tailoring, beauty culture, computer graphics and animation.

    The girls also undergo sessions in English speaking, confidence-building, motivation, communication and presentation skills, etiquette and attire, legal rights, self-defence, arts and craft.

  • Working Children's Project

    The Working Children Project aims to guide working children to enrol in schools and provide the children with nutritious food, education, vocational training, health facilities, recreational activities to keep them off the streets. Over 100 children have enrolled in this programme.

  • Supervised Homework Scheme

    The Supervised Homework Scheme aims to help 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.

  • 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 1,000 children receive sponsorship.


    PALNA is a home for orphan and abandoned 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.

  • Orthopaedic Programme

    Orthopaedic Centre for differently abled children provides a complete range of rehabilitation services to physically disabled children, especially those affected by polio and cerebral palsy. The services include surgery, physiotherapy and fitment of aids and appliances, all available under one roof and virtually free of cost to the children.

    The centre also offers guidance and counselling by clinical psychologists to children awaiting surgery, and vocational training to older physically challenged children to help them become independent. More than 9,000 surgeries have been performed, and over 25,000 children have been fitted with aids.

Registration Details

  • PAN Card


  • Registration ID
    S-2236 of 1963-1964
  • VO ID / Darpan ID
  • 12A


  • 80G


  • FCRA



Project Location


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

Projects in States

West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi

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