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Women’s Development Unit (WDU)

Women’s Development Unit (WDU) is a unit working for the empowerment of women, girls and children. It provides full support if they are having any economical, medical or educational problem and if they are facing any kind of domestic violence.

Vocational Training Centers

Training Courses

  • Provides medical and nursing skills for women.
  • Takes care of the nutritional needs of students.
  • Conducts awareness programmes on HIV/AIDS, cancer, sexual harassment, domestic abuse and self-defence.
  • Sponsor for needy cases.

Hospital Aide Course

  • Provides women training in nursing and other first-aid procedures.
  • Last year, sixty-two girls successfully completed the course and were placed in prominent hospitals, nursing homes and private clinics across Mumbai.

Companionship Help to Aged, Sick and Infants

  • Students receive practical training in the hospitals and Asha Daan in Byculla for geriatric services.
  • Basic computer courses and English-speaking courses are also provided.
  • Tailoring Course
  • Beautician Course
  • Cookery Course
  • Bakery and Confectionery Course

Community Programmes

  • Works for the upliftment of women and children in Bhandup, Byculla, Chembur (Panjrapol, Shivneri), Fort, Mankhurd, Meera Road areas of Mumbai.

Balwadis

  • Teaches children the fundamentals of language through simple readers in Marathi and English.
  • Provides healthy food and medical check.
  • Creche facilities for children of marginalized working mothers.
  • Around 300 children are enrolled in 10 Balwadis/crèche across the city.

Self Help Groups (SHGs)

  • Transforms women from lower income families into small entrepreneurs.
  • Trains and monitors their progress until they can sustain
    themselves.
  • Registered with the Suvarna Jayanti Rozgar Yojana.
  • Products sold by the SHGs include candles, soap and snacks.

Other Programmes

  • Tuition classes for students.
  • Medical camps.
  • Extension classes.
  • Career fairs.
  • Study Centers for students.
  • NGO Mela
  • Celebration of National Festival
  • Celebration of Special Events like International Women’s Day, Children’s Day, Teachers Day, etc.
  • Capacity Buildings
  • Observance of “YWCA – Week without Violence” every year in the month of October.