Bandra Branch

Bandra Branch & YMCA-NSCCI Khar Danda Centre

The Bandra branch, established in 1992, has grown by leaps and bounds. Favoured by pleasing surroundings and a diverse community, the Bandra branch has become a landmark of sorts, with members coming from far and wide. Added activities over the years have made the branch complete in many ways.

FACILITIES

Community Outreach Work, Vocational Training for Women, Pre School Education, Drawing & Craft, Arogya Kendra, Family Resource Centre, Play Park for kids, Library & Study Room

ACTIVITIES

Tailoring, Beautician Courses, Dance, Speech & Drama, Gymnastics, Music Classes, Basketball, Table Tennis, Roller Skating, Volleyball, Martial Arts

Activity  Days Timing Age Fee
Basketball Wednesday 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm 4 yrs to 6 yrs Rs. /- p.m
Basketball Monday, Wednesday,Friday 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm 6 yrs to 11 yrs Rs. /- p.m , Rs. /- per quarter
Basketball Monday, Wednesday,Friday 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm 11 yrs to 13 yrs Rs. /- p.m , Rs. /- per quarter
Basketball Monday, Wednesday,Friday 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm Girls seniors 14 yrs-17 yrs Rs. /- per quarter
Basketball Tuesday,Thursday,Saturday 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm Boys seniors 14 yrs-17 yrs Rs. /- per quarter
Basketball  Monday to Friday 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm Senior advance Mens Rs. /- per quarter
Fitness exercise for ladies Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 6.30 am to 7.30 am   Rs. /- p.m. & Rs. /- per quarter
Gymnastic Saturday 8.00 am to 10.00 am   Rs. /- p.m. & Rs. /- per quarter
Gymnastic Wednesday 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm   Rs. /- p.m. & Rs. /- per quarter
         
Karate Tuesday, Thursday 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm   Rs. /- p.m. & Rs. /- per quarter
Karate Wednesday,Friday 6.15 pm to 7.15 pm   Rs. /- p.m. & Rs. /- per quarter
Keyboard, guitar, violin Monday 4.00pm to 8.00 pm   Rs. /- p.m. & Rs. /- per quarter
Roller skating Beginners Tuesday, Thursday 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm   Rs. /- p.m. & Rs. /- per quarter
Roller skating advance Tuesday, Thursday 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm   Rs. /- p.m. & Rs. /- per quarter
Table tennis beginners Tuesday, Thursday 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm   Rs. /- p.m. & Rs. /- per quarter
Yoga Monday, Wednesday,Friday 6.30 am to 7.30 am   Rs. /- p.m, Rs. /- per quarter
Badminton Monday, Wednesday,Friday 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm  7 to 12 years Rs. /- p.m.
Badminton Monday, Wednesday,Friday 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm  12 to 16 years Rs. /- p.m.
Badminton Monday, Wednesday,Friday 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm  16 years and above Rs. /- p.m.
Football Tuesdays, Thursdays 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm  8 to 12 years Rs. /- p.m.
Football Tuesdays, Thursdays 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm  12 to 16 years Rs. /- p.m

The work of the Khar Danda Centre shows the social activities of the Bombay YMCA at the most basic level. Through the Centre, and its programmes, it supports the upliftment of the residents of the seven slums surrounding the Centre. The effort to bring these people to the mainstream of society, is an ongoing process.

FACILITIES

Pre School Education, Vocational Training for Women, Drawing & Craft, Community Outreach Work, Arogya Kendra, Family Resource Centre, Play Park for kids, Library & Study Room

ACTIVITIES

Tailoring, Beautician Courses, Dance, Speech & Drama, Drawing, Craft, Music Classes, Table Tennis, Basketball, Roller Skating, Volleyball, Martial Arts, Gymnastics

HISTORY KHAR DANDA

  • Negotiations between the National Society for Clean Cities (NSCI) and YMCA were started in April 1981, for the use of the Khar Danda Centre.
  • On January 26, 1988, the joint project was inaugurated by Prof. A.N. Namjoshi.
  • Balwadi and Night Study Centre and tailoring classes were started in 1989.
  • Mehendi and beautician courses were later added. Adult Literacy classes were started in 1990.

Classes

Days

Time

Fee

 Beautician Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 1.30 to 3.30 pm 80
Mehendi Monday, Wednesday 1.30 to 3.30 pm 80
Tailoring Monday to Friday 2.00 to 4.00 pm 80
Advanced Beautician Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 1.30 to 3.30 pm 230
Computer Courses Monday to Friday 9.00 to 5.00 pm 560
Drawing Class Thursday and Friday 6.00 to 8.00 pm 100
English Speaking Monday to Friday 4.00 to  6.00 pm  60
Study Centre/ Tuition class Monday to Friday 5.00 to 7.00 pm 50
 Health centre Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday  2.00 pm to 4.00 pm  10
Basketball Monday & Friday 4.00 to 5.00 pm Free
Karate Class Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 7.00 to 8.00 pm Free
Balwadi Monday to Friday 9.30 to 12.30 pm1.00 to 4.00 pm

The first ‘branch’ of the Bombay YMCA was established ‘in far away Bandra, full of jungles and mosquitoes’. It was in December 1885, when the steam locomotive hauled people to the Bandra terminus and horse-drawn victorias took officers to their homes. Meetings of the Branch were held twice a week in a spacious room at the residence of a railway officer, William Jervis. One of the meetings held on Sunday mornings at 11 was known as the Sabbath School and was attended by about 20 children.

The first efforts to form a nucleus to start a branch were made in 1886. Thereafter efforts were made time and again to start a branch at Bandra but without success. In 1958 an Adhoc committee set up at Bandra organised spiritual and intellectual programmes in the homes of members.

Attempts to buy a property in 1961 failed. In 1977 another infructuous effort was made to launch the Bandra branch. Finally, the Board decided to start activities of the Bandra branch at the Khar Danda Centre in 1992. The first meeting of the members of Bandra branch was held at Khar Danda on August 1, 1992.

The first major effort of the branch was to organise ‘Shanti Geet Yatra’, a Christmas Carol extravaganza in December 1992. It was only on September 30, 1993, that the Board took the decision to make Khar Danda Centre the venue for the Bandra branch.

Bandra Branch & YMCA-NSCCI Khar Danda Centre
Plot No. 308 & 423, YMCA Road
Khar (W)
Mumbai – 400 052
Tel: 2648-2708 / 2600-7060
Email: bandra@ymcabombay.com

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