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Mumbai Mobile Creches

location: MumbaiMaharashtra

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Help create a safe place for children living at construction sites by sponsoring part of the monthly salary of the teacher or creche worker
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Contribute to a fund to procure teaching and learning aids for labourers' children at daycare centres at construction sites
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General Fund
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Our vision is for all children to have a nurturing and happy childhood and our mission is to promote child-friendly sites; where every child living on a construction site is safe, healthy and educated, and able to enjoy their childhood.
Our founder Meera Mahadevan, set up the first Mobile Creches in 1969 as a spontaneous response to the neglected children she saw on the site of Gandhi Centenary Exhibition, in Delhi. From that rudimentary shelter, the journey began towards gaining entry into other construction sites and ensuring basic minimum care for the children of the vast migrant labour force belonging to the poorest strata of the society. In 1972, a branch was set up in Mumbai called Mobile Creches, Mumbai. From the 1st April, 2007, we began separate operations as Mumbai Mobile Creches. This was for administrative simplicity.
Mrs. Mrinalini Kochar, President, was a High School teacher for over twenty five years, mostly at the Cathedral & John Connon School, Mumbai. After retiring from there, she joined the Mumbai branch of Mobile Creches, (now Mumbai Mobile Creches) where she has now been for over twenty years.
Full time staff :80
Part time staff:3
Contract staff :40
Volunteers: 0
Total Receipts for 2015-2016 is INR 59250531
Total Payments for 2015-2016 is INR 49723606
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
No of children attended municipal schools while attending MMC’s centres: 1116
No of centres (day care and child care) run on construction sites, brick kilns and special projects during the year : 46
No of women trained to become child care workers and teachers through one year long Bal Palika teacher training programme: 25
No of parents reached every month through monthly meetings on child care and other related issues: 508
No. of immunizations facilitated for children : 4679
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)4,824,3903,608,3353,601,102
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia167,872189,493390,221
Other donations from Indian individuals443,66810,636,2389,699,048
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia188,13936,2352,533
Other donations from foreign individuals420,595416,957191,161
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)17,220,55014,935,79311,280,056
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)25,827,0918,335,99914,398,030
Sale of assets000
Total Receipts59,250,53138,159,05039,562,151
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)157,741646,135507,620
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries1,082,597369,497281,711
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits22,495,6463,462,7194,421,436
Staff training397,87934,01444,326
Staff travel1,445,712230,866473,017
Consultant's fees393,614158,10055,560
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)345,789224,757205,267
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)11,283,7191,092,6761,149,063
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)458,261452,502291,457
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Non-programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits3,769,1331,194,06897,418
Staff training16,5001,5001,000
Staff travel199,430135,695108,618
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)96,12147,88826,814
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)180,310185,865115,806
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )129,647186,935126,345
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)932,613828,697460,210
Other non-programme expenses520,3892,707,6652,133,234
Total Payments49,723,60613,250,28528,064,865
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Section 25 company [No.U80101MH2006NPL164821]
2 PAN Number:AAECM8167H
3 12-A [No.40472]
4 80G [No.80-G/2251/2007/2008-09]
5 FCRA [No.83781225]
6 35AC [No.]
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 M/S. M.A. Parikh & Co.
 Yusuf Building, 43, M. G. Road, Fort
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,000000
 5,000 – 10,000055
 10,000 – 25,0008103111
 25,000 – 50,00011415
 50,000 – 1,00,000022
 Greater than 1,00,000000
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Total annual payments consultants (in INR)Number of consultants
 less than 5,0000
 5,000 – 10,0000
 10,000 – 25,0000
 25,000 – 50,0000
 50,000 – 1,00,0002
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 890350
2 Lowest Paid: INR 112672
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 890350
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 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel0
2 Domestic travel0
3 Local conveyance0
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other0
  Total 0
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Board Members
SI.Name (Age)Gender, Position, Gross Remuneration, Relation to other members
1 Devika Mahadevan
 Female, Director , INR 0.00,
2 Nalini Chhugani
 Female, Secretary , INR 0.00,
3 Vaishali Deodhar
 Female, Director , INR 0.00,
4 Raghavan Shastri
 Male, Director, INR 0.00,
5 Eva Runganadhan
 Female, Treasurer, INR 0.00,
6 Saroj Satija
 Female, Director , INR 0.00,
7 Ashok Mahadevan
 Male, Director, INR 0.00,
8 Mrinalini Kochar
 Female, President , INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Devika Mahadevan Ms. Devika Mahadevan joined the MMC board after serving as CEO for four years. She joined MMC after working for over six years with NGOs in China, Zimbabwe and India. Devika holds a Master’s degree from The London School of Economics and a Bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University, USA.
2 Nalini Chhugani Ms. Nalini Chhugani is an Early Childhood Specialist and President of the Mumbai branch of the Association for Early Childhood Education and Development. She has over 30 years of experience in teaching and supporting Early Childhood Development initiatives locally and nationally.
3 Vaishali Deodhar Ms. Vaishali Deodhar has been associated with Mumbai Mobile Creches for over twenty eight years. She holds a Bachelor´s degree in Psychology, as well as a post graduate degree in Mass Communication. Ms. Deodhar has worked in media and is also a Trustee of the Rangoonwala Trust.
4 Raghavan Shastri Mr. R. R. Shastri is a qualified Company Secretary and a member of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He has been with the Tata Group for over three decades having worked with Tata Steel and Tata Sons before he joined Tata Industries in January 2007. As Vice President (Legal) & Company Secretary of Tata Industries Limited, Mr. Shastri was responsible for the Corporate Secretarial and Legal matters. Mr. Shastri has been engaged as Legal Advisor by Tata Sons.
5 Eva Runganadhan Ms Eva Runganadhan holds a bachelor's degree in the arts. She has worked closely with MMC in all aspects of its operations for the past 30 years, especially in the finance department, her particular area of interest.
6 Saroj Satija Ms. Saroj Satija has been involved in the Arts Movement in Mumbai for over three decades. She is a trustee of Artists’ Centre-- an art society which also runs an art gallery under the same name. She is on the managing committee of the Kala Ghoda Art Festival -- Mumbai´s most prestigious annual art festival and also a member of the Forum of Gemologists of India. In the past, Ms. Satija has worked with The Times of India Group in various capacities as a journalist for 21 years.
7 Ashok Mahadevan Mr. Ashok Mahadevan retired after serving as the editor of the Reader´s Digest for twenty five years. He has supported Mobile Creches since its inception.
8 Mrinalini Kochar Mrs Mrinalini Kochar was a High School teacher for over twenty five years, at the Cathedral School, Mumbai. After retiring from there, she joined the Mumbai branch of Mobile Creches, where she has now been for over twenty years. Mrs. Kochar had another love - golf- tried to play as often as she could. The game gave her so much pleasure, she decided to try and give something back. Twice she accompanied the Indian ladies team as the non-playing Captain to international Championships.
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Board Resolution
SubjectsBoard Meeting/Annual General Body Meeting DateNo. of members presentStrength of the board at the time of this meeting
Budget for the year 2016-201709/03/201658
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201709/03/201658
Annual Report for the year 2015-201630/07/201678
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201630/07/201678
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External Reviews
1Central Social Welfare Board
2Central Social Welfare Board
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Staff International Travel
SINameDestination & PurposeGross ExpensesSponsored% SponsoredName of Sponsor Organisation
1 Debika Chatterjee Singapore
Presentation in the conference "Gendered Dimensions of Migration: Material & Social Outcomes of South -South Migration"
 INR 2673.00 0 0% 
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 An inspiration to her peers
Sunita (name changed to protect the identity of the individual) was in her tenth standard in school when she heard about an MMC daycare centre being opened in her locality. Once she completed Grade 10, she enrolled herself with the MMC teacher-training programme. She was the third generation of a family living inside the construction site. She, however, wanted more from life and played a major role in her family deciding to shift out of a site. Sunita has set an example for many young girls who are eager to experience life outside the construction site. Through the training, she gained immense knowledge on child development and growth. The training also gave her the exposure to learn about the work of other organisations. After completing her training she began working at an MMC centre as a pre-school teacher. Overcoming many challenges in her journey of six years with MMC, 25-year old Sunita has successfully displayed her potential in managing a class full of students, along with taking other responsibilities like handling the library programme in the different centres she was assigned to. After completing 6 years as a teacher at MMC, currently she is a junior trainer in the Bal Palika Teacher Training Course conducted by MMC.
 Investing in our most precious resource - children
Vivaria is a large construction site in Agripada, Mumbai, and about 120 children live with their families on the site. Six year old Parveen from Bihar was one such child. Parveen’s father is a labourer, her mother a domestic worker. Since both her parents worked, she looked after her two baby brothers. The little children had not been immunized or visited by any health care service government personnel. Not a single of the 120 children on the site were in school or had any health or education support. The MMC centre on the construction site transformed the lives of all the children. For the below 6s, we organized immunizations, doctor’s check ups and stimulation and care. Many saw toys for the first time! The centre helped all the older children who should have been in school to enroll in our non formal class and be brought up to speed so they could sit the municipal school’s entrance exam. Parveen was only one of the forty or so children placed in the bridge class. She could not read or write. The teachers also had to convince her parents allow her to go to school. In May 2009, she passed the exam and now regularly attends the municipal school. Parveen loves painting pictures and doing art and craft, she would like to be a teacher when she grows up. She is just one among forty children from this centre alone, and across our centres, nearly 400 children were supported in this manner. Because of the MMC centres, children not only are able to go to school, but our nutrition and health programme of a nutritious breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack every day, ensures their health and weigh improves.

You can communicate with Mumbai Mobile Creches at
Debdatta Purkayastha
1st floor, Abbas Building, Mereweather Road, Colaba.-
Mumbai - 400001,India

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Phone : 91 22 22020869
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