Over 40 Years of MMC

1969-1970

Mobile Creches was founded in Delhi by Mrs. Meera Mahadevan to provide safe and happy childhoods to the children of migrant construction workers

1972-1973

A branch of Mobile Creches was established in Bombay and it became known as Mobile Creches Bombay

1975-1976

Mobile Creches Bombay began to receive grants from the Department of Social Welfare which later came to be known as the Central Social Welfare Board

1976-1977

  • Services extended to children living on slums
  • LokDoot (street play) groups set up to deliver important messages to community members

1977-1978

Founder of Mobile Creches, Mrs. Meera Mahadevan, passes away on July 22, 1977

1979-1980

First overnight camp organized for children to visit Vashi, New Bombay

1980-1981

An extension of Mobile Creches Bombay set up in Pune

1982-1983

Bal Palika Training course established to prepare women for a career in early childcare

1986-1987

A study 'In the Shadow of the Scaffolding' on the lives of migrant construction workers conducted in collaboration with SPARC, and with financial support from CRY

1986-1987

  • The Child-to-Child Program got a boost with a grant from the Aga Khan Foundation
  • 'Prakalp' - a monthly theme method for imparting education to the migrant children initiated

1988-1989

MMC's oldest centre in Powai that is still in operation today, was inaugurated

1991-1992

India Population Project V is started with support from the World Bank and Bombay Municipal Corporation. The goal of the project was to provide basic health coverage to community members.

1995-1996

India Population Project V concludes and has provided health coverage to over 17,000 people

1997-1998

Mobile Creches celebrates 25 years of its services

2002-2003

Moved offices to 1st Floor, Abbas Building, Mereweather Road, Colaba, Mumbai - 400001

2003-2004

Non-formal education program begins under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan of the Central Government with the goal being preparing children for municipal school enrolment

2006-2007

Started training women from the community, i.e. construction sites through the teacher training programme

2006-2007

Mumbai Mobile Creches registered as a separate identity (Section 25 Company) in Mumbai

2008-2009

  • Over 5500 children reached this year.
  • Class in Thane is nominated by local education department for "Best SSA class in Thane" Award
  • MMC rebrands with a new logo, website and communication materials
  • Collaboration with Integrated Child Development Services initiated

2009-2010

1st Annual Book Week celebrated to encourage reading and kindle imagination in the young minds

2010-2011

Right to Education Act comes in to force on 1st April 2010 and re-engages MMC in its mission to strengthen its education initiatives for children above 6 years

2012-2013

Care on Wheels - Mobile Bus is launched to reach children living on smaller construction sites that don't have an MMC daycare centre

2013-2014

The first Childcare Centre set up- in which the builder takes complete ownership of running the centre, while MMC monitors the quality of service delivery

2014-2015

And the journey continues...