Mumbai Mobile Creches

Provides support in terms of health, education and safety to children living on construction sites

  • Started: 1969
  • Mumbai, Maharashtra


Mumbai Mobile Creches aims to create child-friendly construction sites where every child is safe, healthy and educated. The core areas of work of the Read moreorganisation include education, health, nutrition, hygiene, training and community outreach. The organisation believes in moving along with the migrant communities, So, as soon as work gets over at one site and the community starts to exit, the organisation too, packs up and moves out of that location to set up Its services at the next site.


Children of migrant populations like construction workers lack basic facilities of education, nutrition and healthcare due to the nature of the work their parents are involved in.


MMC acts to provide education, nutrition and healthcare facilities to the children of construction workers at the site itself. Its operations are quick to set up and dismantle enabling It to move to new sites quickly and with minimum disturbance.


  • Child & Youth Development
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Education
  • Health
  • Skill Development

Sub Sectors

  • Health & Family Welfare
  • Nutrition
  • Poverty
  • Vocational Training
  • Women Empowerment
  • Formal Education
  • Child Rights

Demographies Served

  • Women
  • Children


Mumbai Mobile Creches has reached over 100,000 children in over 270 construction sites, More than 1,000 women and men trained through teacher training programmes, Over 4,000 children reached every year, More than 1,000 children are reached on average each day and 30% of Its teachers are from the construction workers' community.


  • Day Care Centres

    Thane, Mumbai

    Day Care Centres include education, nutrition and health care facilities. The education programme aims to provide children with the tools for successful learning through creche, pre-school and after-school support. The nutrition programme aims to improve the children's nutritional health with a carefully designed daily diet which includes multivitamins and calcium supplements.

    Apart from this, for children of ages 3-6 years, the organisation has partnered with the Government's Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) to provide meals and snacks at the centres.

    Its healthcare programme includes weekly doctor visits, monthly immunisations, health camps for eye and dental checkups and screening for common illnesses among children in order to ensure necessary care.

  • Community Outreach

    Thane, Mumbai

    The community outreach programme involves and works with the parents of children and other migrant workers living on construction sites. The initiative includes vocational training sessions to empower local communities.

    The organisation also holds chai-pani meetings to bring parents together to discuss social issues that might arise in the construction site community as well as discuss the progress of the children. In addition to these, it organises lokdoot events, which are street plays designed to educate communities on issues such as HIV, tuberculosis and other social issues.

  • Training

    Thane, Mumbai

    The organisation has a Bal Palika Training programme that trains women from underprivileged backgrounds and offers them employment in the organisation's centres or other educational institutions.

    Also, Building Childcare Capacities (BCC) training is another initiative which aims to train women in childcare practices for children of ages zero to three.

  • Care on Wheels Programme

    Thane, Mumbai

    To reach children in small construction projects where it is not practical to set up centres, MMC runs mobile buses. These buses visit the site of construction and provide education and basic healthcare services. The services provided follow the methods and processes being carried out at its centres. These mobile centres also try to connect the children to the public healthcare system and provide supplementary nutrition.

Impact Metrics

  • Facilitated vaccinations for children

    Program Name

    Care on Wheels

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2020 1870
    • 2021 878
    • 2022 2471
  • Screened children for eye ailments

    Program Name

    Care on Wheels

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2020 1455
    • 2021 140
    • 2022 1246
  • Supported children of migrant labourers through day care centres at construction sites

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2020 3680
    • 2021 2171
    • 2022 3186

Leadership Team

  • Ashok Mahadevan


  • Vaishali Deodhar


  • Nalini Chhugani


Registration Details

  • PAN Card


  • Registration ID
  • VO ID / Darpan ID
  • 12A


  • 80G


  • FCRA



Project Location


1st Floor, Abbas Building, Mereweather Road, Colaba

Offices in Cities


Projects in States

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

Other Details

  • Type & Sub Type

    Section 8 (formerly Section 25)