Disha is a program for the homeless children at Chembur Childrens Home at Mankhurd & David Sasson Industrial Home at Matunga which provides training in creative thinking, communication skills through art and creative workshops
Focus of the classes is on awareness building, creative thinking and group therapy.
Age: 5-18 years. The children are orphans, while others are from single parents from poverty-stricken backgrounds.
What is Chembur Children’s Home? Located in Mankhurd, Mumbai, Chembur Children’s Home is a government sponsored orphanage, which houses over 150 boys. Many NGOs such as VYF are invited to interact with the boys.
The project undertaken by VYF at CCH is known as Disha. VYF was initially invited to conduct full day workshops for 50 children, to acquaint them with the outside world through games, songs, drama, and more.
The program was so popular among the children that the number quickly rose from 50 to 200 boys, aged 5-16 years. Focus of the classes is on awareness building, creative thinking and group therapy.
The majority of the children are orphans, while others are from single parents from poverty-stricken backgrounds. Also VYF aims to provide them with psychological and emotional stability.