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Touching Lives Welfare Trust

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Address: C/O Ankit Kanani, 601, Sai Laxmi, Next to Bhargav hospital, Babhai naka, Borivali West, Mumbai - 400092

Aligned to the following Sustainable Development Goals

Who We Are

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Our Fundraisers

Ritesh Gupta

Change Maker
` 229101
of ` 200000
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Ankit Kanani

Change Maker
` 204501
of ` 675000
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Sadik Keshwani

Change Maker
` 191000
of ` 200000
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Anshul Varma

Fundraiser Gold
` 106600
of ` 100000
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Amyn Pirani

Fundraiser Silver
` 90100
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Kunal Radia

Fundraiser Bronze
` 41501
of ` 100000
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Fundraiser Bronze
` 15200
of ` 15000
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Khushi Brijesh Shah

Fundraiser Bronze
` 15000
of ` 15000
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Shama Patel

Fundraiser Bronze
` 12500
of ` 60000
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Aditi Kanwar

Fundraiser Bronze
` 10850
of ` 100000
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Tanvi Shah

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Nishma Thaker

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Raising Funds For

Developing Learning Center:

The pandemic led us to surrender our Learning Center in Mumbai. We are now in the process of restarting programs in-person. We are raising funds to set-up our physical learning spaces, to cover the costs of rent, infrastructure, children’s library, multi-sensory learning materials.

Join our TMM 2024 campaign, aiming to raise ₹18,00,000. The funds will enable us to run programs for more than 200 children and parents at the Learning Center. The per-child cost is ₹9,000 ($110) annually, ₹750 ($9) monthly.

Our children grapple with diverse challenges.
Lack of:
-Basic water, sanitation, hygiene
-Parental guidance and assistance
-Financial resources for college fee
-Good quality education in formal school
-Conducive and enough space for studying
-Positive role models and influences

At our Learning Center, we endeavour to provide:
-Safe, Creative and inspiring learning space
-Access to books, technology, art
-Exposure to global trends, careers, opportunities
-Curriculum to bridge the gap for formal education
-Program for parents
-Professional, compassionate Teachers/Mentors

When our alumni students graduate, secure good jobs in reputable companies, move to rented apartments from slums, they not only enhance their own and their families' quality of life but also inspire other children and parents in their communities.

Fund Utilization in 2023

Total funds raised in 2023 - INR 775874.6

Project NameIndependent Learners Project
Amount Utilized (INR)150000
Project DescriptionIndependent Learners Project by Touching Lives is an afterschool program; an initiative to provide activity-based supplementary education to the children living in slum communities in Dahisar and Borivali - suburbs of Mumbai and to the youth from different parts of the country living in vulnerable socio-economic backgrounds. The committed students, aged 6 – 23 years, gain supplementary education, mental health support & mentoring for conscious parent–child–world relationships through several interconnected programs.
All the students enrolling at Touching Lives are divided into four different programs – Beginners, Foundation, Discovery, Dream. There’s a separate therapeutic program for the parents of these students. The project is executed online - One hour each for thrice a week. The mentors also conduct individual and small-batch sessions with children on a weekly basis. The School Study program with volunteers is also executed online all seven days a week. The project supports more than 200 children and parents.
LocationsMumbai suburban > Maharashtra (MH)
CausesEducation > Non formal education,Education > Promoting reading,Education > Education scholarships,Education > Digital Learning
Beneficiary GroupChildren,Women
Beneficiary DescriptionIndira Nagar, Dhobi Ghat, Ganpat Patil Nagar, Pushpa Vihar, Shivaji Nagar, Rawal Pada and many more big and small slum clusters exist in Dahisar (a suburb of Mumbai), where thousands of families live in precarious conditions. Lack of electricity, water, washrooms and cluttered thatched houses is a reality that leads to uncertainty and apprehensions in their day-to-day life. Most of our children attend municipal or government-aided schools and live in slum communities. The students enrolling at Touching Lives are divided into four different learning programs – Beginners, Foundation, Discovery, Dream. The students are assigned to these programs based on entry-level assessment and their English reading levels at the time of admission. Hence, some of the students don’t necessarily fit into their age-appropriate program. Each program is further divided into smaller batches for better teacher-child ratio and for accommodating school/college timings.
ImpactWith a persistent effort for more than a decade working with children from slum communities in Dahisar and Borivali in Mumbai, Touching Lives has supported educational journeys of hundreds of children over the years. We do provide long-term support to the students year after year. Education is a long-term commitment.

Ram Soni, a student of Touching Lives had to drop-out of school multiple times to support his father selling vegetables and earning a living for the family. With the support of Touching Lives team and volunteers, Ram was able to get back to his education, earn a degree in Psychology and also get employment opportunity at Touching Lives.

We provide safe and compassionate space where every child has opportunities to express themselves. Over the years, many children are now completing their higher education and thriving to move out of poverty. They are setting examples for others. More families are enlightened towards their participation in their child’s education and their own self-care.
Thus, the model is a promise toward better quality of life, better employment and holistic development over generations.
Activities Conducted
NoActivity / Item / BeneficiariesQuantity / Number, if applicable
1 Regular weekly sessions for children on English, life-skills 180
2 Monthly therapeutic workshops for mothers 20
3 Financial support for school fee, college fee, medical treatment 8
4 Workshops for other schools, NGOs 3
5 Instagram videos for mental-health awareness 12
` 1398954 of ` 1800000
Raised by 146 contributors.
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