News & Events

January 2013: MMC participated in the Mumbai Marathon yet again! We are excited to have over 250 runners raising funds and support for our cause this year.

December 2012: We hosted the Annual Camp for our children at J.J. Nursing Home. Children were entertained by a number of enthralling acts and were able to participate in competitions, games, and activities for the week of Dec. 17th to 21st.

October 2012: In another capacity building effort, our teachers attended first aid courses in which they learned basic principles and response techniques for medical emergencies. With these skills, our teachers are well prepared to handle any medical issue at the centres.

August 2012: At the MMC Bal Palika graduation ceremony, 13 women received their training certificates. Of these, 11 are from construction sites, demonstrating that our concerted efforts to train women living on sites are yielding great results. The year-long training not only provides community women with valuable professional skills and knowledge that will allow them to work as childcare givers, but also encourages community investment in childcare and education programmes.

July 2012: Taj Vivanta Hotel chefs visited our centre and then the teachers had the opportunity to visit the Taj kitchens and learn some very important culinary concepts from some of the city’s most talented chefs. This hands-on experience improved our teachers’ understanding of the importance of hygienic food preparation and taught them how to keep food preparation spaces safe and clean.

16th January 2011: Nearly 200 people ran in support of MMC at the Mumbai Marathon. Thank you to American School of Bombay, AFL, DHFL, Johnson Controls, Macquarie Capital Advisers, Macquarie Securities and TATA Motors for your support!

6th – 10th December 2010: All MMC centres participated in the first annual Book Week dedicated to bringing the joy of reading to children living on construction sites. It was an eventful and fun week – children took part in child to child exchanges with other schools, visited local libraries, conducted reading sessions with their parents, listened to book readings, took part in a book sale and so much more!

16th – 26th November 2010: MMC co-sponsored the 10-day “Shine On” festival with three other NGOs to raise funds and awareness for children’s education.

6th June 2009: MMC is happy to announce the release of our new website! Thank you to all the people who made it possible, specially to Mishika and Rabia from RGD design and Sergio Nogales.

17th February 2009: 50 women who live on construction sites - and are currently either teachers at MMC or undergoing our teacher's training open bank accounts with ICICI Bank. A first for most of them and a very emotional moment for all of us! Thank you to ICICI Bank for this wonderful initiative.

18th January 2009: Team MMC consisted of nearly 300 people at the Mumbai Marathon. A wonderful fun filled event! Thank you to Johnson Controls, NYK Line and Logistics and Macquarie Securities for being our corporate sponsors.

13th November 2008: A new Mumbai Mobile Creches center was inagurated by the Dr. Indu Shahani, the sheriff of Mumbai at Lower Parel for Peninsula Constructions!!

19th May 2008: Our children won a global enviromental award in Hong-Kong, see for more details.

Press

Sampler of some articles on Mumbai Mobile Creches and our work:

  1. MMC was featured in a write up on the Hallabol website in May 2014.
  2. MMC's work was reported in the of Culturama Magazine.
  3. ’ MMC featured in Hindustan Times on 3rd September 2013.
  4. MMC’s teacher training programmes were in the Sunday edition of the Indian Express, 4th November, 2012.
  5. CEO Vrishali Pispati is featured in about choosing NGO work over the corporate world, 24th October, 2012
  6. for providing education and health care to children on construction sites, 11th September, 2012.
  7. , 16th January 2011
  8. , GiveIndia, 11th December 2010
  9. , Pratham Books, 7th December 2010
  10. , Hindustan Times, 17th November 2010
  11. , 16th January 2011
  12. , GiveIndia, 11th December 2010
  13. , Pratham Books, 7th December 2010
  14. , Hindustan Times, 17th November 2010
  15. DNA Newspaper, 3rd August 2009
  16. Mumbai Mirror, 2nd June 2009.
  17. Mumbai Mirror, 26th May 2009.
  18. NEED Magazine, 17th February 2009.
  19. DNA Newspaper, 19th November 2008.
  20. Mint Newspaper, 25thOctober 2008.
  21. Times of India, 26thSeptember 2008.
  22. Mint Newspaper, 8th June 2008.
  23. Hindustan times, 19th May 2008.
  24. DNA Newspaper, 5th May 2008.

Selected articles on Mobile Creches in India:

  1. DNA Newspaper, 6th October 2008.
  2. Washingtonpost, 5th October 2008.
  3. DNA Newspaper, 26th September 2008.

Publications

Please see below a list of various MMC publications.

Annual Reports

  1. Annual report
  2. Annual report
  3. Annual report
  4. Annual report
  5. Annual report

Financials

  1. FC Returns

Newsletters

  1. October 2014
  2. April 2014
  3. October 2013
  4. April 2013
  5. October 2012
  6. April 2012

Copies of Annual reports from 2008 & newsletters from October 2010 are available with us. To avail these please write to - Asmita Naik - Africawala, Research coordinator -

Reports

  1. by Andrea Mc Leod

MMC Gallery

  1. Made by film students Neha Belvalkar and Priya Bhuyan to document the MMC programme.
  2. A puppet show by the MMC children - which won them an award in Hong Kong
  3. Made by Riddhi D'Cruz in partnership with children from the HCC center, Powai.