The Love2Learn Program combines Education with Nutrition and Healthcare to ensure that children do not miss school due to ill health or are made to study on a hungry stomach. In the tribal and slum communities it also involves employing local youth who have qualified as teachers i.e. B.Ed or D.Ed but do not have a job.
The Shravan Health Center was started in the Slums of Bhasker Nagar to provide necessary medical treatment and timely intervention to women and children in these migrant communities. Besides daily outpatient intervention Skin care and Diabetes camps are also conducted every month. In partnership with the Thane Municipal Commission government based tuberculosis services are made available to the people in the community.
Naya is a paper recycling initiative that aims to combine the empowerment of women with environmental consciousness. Waste paper from hotels is recycled to create products that can be sold to generate income for the women as well as make the project self-sustaining. The women produce books, tags, handmade paper and coasters to be sold.
The Jal Jeevan Hai project was started with the technical support and contribution from Eureka Forbes Limited.
As part of GPCT’s Community Development Initiative, a Reverse Osmosis (RO) water filtration plant with a capacity to produce of 10,000 litres has been installed in the Slums to provide drinking water to the community at a nominal cost.
The Delicio kitchen in Kalwa is a Women’s Entrepreneurial activity where 16 women with support from GPCT came together as a Women’s Cooperative. These women now take orders to prepare and supply nutritious meals to the children in the Love2Learn Program. They also take tiffin and party orders from people in the community.