Vision and Mission

Our vision is for all children to have a nurturing and happy childhood. 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.

History

In 1969, our founder, Meera Mahadevan, picked up and soothed a hot, hungry wailing baby at a  construction site in New Delhi. Mobile Creches was born with that impulsive act. After taking root in Delhi it branched out to Mumbai in 1972 and Pune in 1980 and has reached over half a million children. In the last four decades, we have worked on hundreds of construction sites and developed a model programme that can be replicated anywhere.

In September 2006, Mobile Creches split into Mumbai Mobile Creches, Mobile Creches (Delhi) and Tara Mobile Creches (Pune). Mumbai Mobile Creches (MMC) reaches over 4500 children every year.

Governing Board

Mr. Ashok Mahadevan, President

Ashok Mahadevan, President, retired after serving as the editor of the Reader´s Digest for twenty five years. He has written extensively throughout his career. He has supported Mobile Creches since its inception.

Ms. Nalini Chhugani, Secretary

Nalini Chhugani, Secretary, is an Early Childhood Specialist and Ex-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.

Ms. Shagoofa Rashid Khan, Additional Director

  • Ms. Shagoofa Rashid Khan, Additional Director, is a Lawyer and a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. She has over 23 years of post-qualification experience primarily in the financial services industry including advising on investments in real estate and infrastructure. She was also in-house legal counsel with leading Indian corporate houses. She has been listed on "India's Top 100 Women in Finance 2020" by Association of International Wealth Management of India. She was also listed on RSG Emerging Leaders 2019 "Top 20 Emerging Legal Leaders,India.

Ms. Vaishali Deodhar, Director

Vaishali Deodhar, Director,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 also a Trustee of the Rangoonwala Trust.

Ms. Devika Mahadevan, Director

  • Devika Mahadevan, Director, 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 Masters degree from The London School of Economics and a Bachelors degree from Brandeis University, USA.

Ms. Vrishali Pispati, Director

  • Vrishali Pispati, Director, her association with Mumbai Mobile Creches (MMC) began as a volunteer in 2008. Soon, because of her deep passion for the cause and background in Finance and Law she joined MMC as General Manager and was eventually appointed as Chief Executive in March 2010. In April 2018, she transitioned from being the Chief Executive to becoming a member on the board of MMC.

Mr. R. R. Shastri, Director

  • R. R. Shastri, Director, is a qualified Company Secretary and a member of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He also holds a Post Graduate Degree in Commerce (M. Com.) and a Postgraduate Degree in Law (LL. B). He has been with the Tata Group for over four 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. After retiring from active employment in September 2012, Mr. Shastri served as Legal Advisor to Tata Sons, which is the promoter of the Tata group of companies, until February 2018. Since then he has been serving Tata Trusts as Senior Advisor, Secretarial Compliances.

Ms. Padmini Khare Kaicker, Director

  • Padmini Khare Kaicker, Director, is the Managing Partner of B.K. Khare & Co a full serv ice accounting firm of repute with a rich legacy of over 60 years. In her vast professional lifespan of over 24 years she has serviced large to mid-sized clients in varied industries such as Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Banking and Financial services, Insurance, IT, Hospitality, Real estate and Retail. Her principal areas of expertise include Audit, Taxation & Corporate Advisory. Padmini has been in the accountancy profession since 1990, after completing her BSc in Mathematics and later becoming a qualified Chartered Accountant from ICAI and a Certified Public Accountant (USA). Padmini serves on the Boards of companies which are managed by business houses of repute such as the Tata group.

Our Team

Ms. Frahinsa Rodrigues

Ms. Frahinsa Rodrigues Frahinsa Rodrigues joined MMC in 2010 to lead the Administration team. During her journey with MMC, she climbed the ladder from Manager to Sr. Manager HR & Admin. In December 2021 she transitioned from being the Sr.Manager HR & Admin to becoming a General Manager - Operations and HR. She is also on the board as IC member at MMC. She has 19+ years of experience in the social space. Frahinsa is a Psychology graduate from Mumbai University, holds an MBA in Human Resources and a diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations. She was a fellow of Dasra Social Impact Cohort #7 in 2012 in their executive training programme for leaders of nonprofits & social enterprises and has successfully graduated as Social Entrepreneurs.

Ms. Vrushali Naik

Vrushali Naik holds a Masters degree in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and has 19 years of grassroots experience in the social sector. As Programme Coordinator, Vrushali is responsible for building and strengthening MMC’s relationship with existing and potential builders.

Mr. Pradeep Shinde

Pradeep Shinde has over ten years of experience in advocating rights of migrant construction workers and currently works as the Programme Coordinator (Childcare Centres) at MMC. Pradeep holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Nirmala Niketan School of Social Work.


Registrations

Mumbai Mobile Creches is registered under:
  • Section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956; CIN: U80101MH2006NPL164821.
  • Income Tax Department under Section 12A; Registration Number 40472 with effect from 22.09.2006.
  • Income Tax Department under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961, valid till perpetuity; Registration number 80G/2251/2007/2008-09 dated 28.02.2008.
  • FCRA registration; Registration number 083781225 dated 25.10.2010.
  • National CSR Hub at the TISS, Mumbai; Hub Code: A/1/12/08/108.

Accreditation

Certificate of Accreditation on desirable norms by Credibility Alliance for the period of 15.07.2016 to 14.07.2021; Certificate number CA/21/2016