Caring for vulnerable children living in the slums and villages of India

Gabriel Project Mumbai (GPM) is an NGO caring for vulnerable children and their communities in slums and under-served rural villages of Maharashtra, India, as a grassroots response to poverty, malnutrition, ill-health hunger and child labor in India.

Since 2012, GPM has promoted a comprehensive, sustainable development approach to helping vulnerable children thrive in marginalized communities through  
The Triad of Children’s Well-Being: education, nutrition and literacy. 

GPM works in partnerships with communities, local organizations and women's empowerment initiatives as agents of change, thus forging a powerful win-win model for advancing sustainable communal development.


Nutrition. The GPM innovative approach, "Eat2Learn", provides fresh, hot, nutritious meals to children learning in school, ensuring that children receive the nutritional boost that they need to thrive, while providing a powerful incentive for parents to keep their children in school.

Education. GPM runs Love2Learn classes in the Kalwa slum and in the Shilonda village region of Western Maharashta providing high-quality education for 500 vulnerable children. GPM international volunteers, in partnership with JDC-Entwine, provide vital informal educational programs as well as emotional support during the crucial process of literacy acquisition.

Health. GPM opened the Shrawan Medical Clinic, the first ever medical clinic in the Kalwa slum. The clinic, in partnership with Doctors for You and Sundara, provides vital services to 7000 children and 3000 women who previously had no access to medical care. GPM also provides a mobile clinic to children in the rural areas for preventive care, vaccinations, check-ups and follow-up attention.

Women's Empowerment
. GPM engages with women’s empowerment groups in the slums, supporting women’s business and financial development to create a win-win model for social change in the slums of Mumbai.

Volunteers. GPM. in collaboration with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), the world’s largest Jewish humanitarian aid organization, Entwine, brings cohorts of international volunteers to work on literacy and nutrition in the slums. This extremely meaningful and life transforming work has a strong study component where participants learn about responsible volunteering, global poverty, international development, along with Indian culture, and social justice.

Communal Development.
GPM manages a range of communal development projects in both urban and rural communities, including paper recycling, clean water, community centers, and agricultural training in new technologies. 


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Winner of India's CSR Journal's Social Welfare and Growth (SWAG) Award 2016 in the category of Women Empowerment and Child Welfare.