Bal Mitra Mandal (BMM) is a sustainable and holistic intervention for child protection and development in urban slum communities so that every child is safe, free and educated. BMM is a preventive intervention.
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The BMM urban slum communities are in New Delhi:
Sanjay Camp, Chankayapuri
Indra Kalyan Vihar, Okhla
Inder Camp, Rangpuri Pahadi
Israil Camp, Rangpuri Pahadi

We Work To


identify children at risk and eliminate all forms of violence


enrol children into school and mainstream into society


empower through rights awareness, rallies and Bal Panchayat


enrich through activities, health and legal camps and exposure visits


strengthen through engagement of corporates, government, NGOs and volunteers

Program Impact

School Enrollment

  • School enrolment (ages 6-14) up from 88% to 98%
  • 190 children withdrawn from work for school enrolment
  • Regular followup with schools to ensure good attendance
  • 458 children enrolled in private schools through EWS

Child Leadership

  • 11 children were elected as leaders in each community through the Bal Panchayat. Over 1400 children voted in the election to select a total of 44 leaders who will be advocating for issues in their community such as safety and security of children, education, sanitation, and water

Community Participation

  • Over 900 children marched in 20 rallies 
  • 450 women and children attended 4 health camps
  • Over 2700 children joined in child rights awareness sessions

No Reported Case of Child Exploitation

  • No reported cases of child marriage, child sexual abuse or child labour in any of our communities
  • 2 missing children that were later found

Partnership With Other NGOs & Institutions

  • Through partnership with 4 other NGOs, over 300 children have access to remedial education and livelihood programs
  • 42 children from Sanjay Camp are enrolled in a twice a week English program at the American Embassy School

Government Engagement

  • Water pipelines laid in Sanjay Camp
  • New school inaugurated in Indra Kalyan Vihar by Rajnath Singh and BMM children
  • NDMC initiated Special Training Classes for dropout children
  • Nearby police stations taking more active interest in the communities
  • Aadhar enrolment percentage up to almost 90%

Volunteer Engagement

  • Over 1600 volunteers engaged with BMM through Rang Badlav Ke where hundreds of volunteers, artists, writers and photographers to paint, beautify, photograph and storytell about the Sanjay Camp slum community
  • Over 200 volunteers provided math, science, reading, theatre, dance, sports and entrepreneurial sessions for the community

Coporate Engagement

  • Subway conducted a career session in Indra Kalyan Vihar where 40 youth learnt how to make a good CV and how to interview
  • Shalimar Paints and Nestle provided paint and Maggi noodles for Rang Badlav Ke in Sanjay Camp

Media Engagement

  • 8 articles have been written about the conditions and activities in BMM communities - media involvment helps trigger positive change in public opinion and leads to pressure on the local authorities and government