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.
Community Outreach Work, Vocational Training for Women, Pre School Education, Drawing & Craft, Arogya Kendra, Family Resource Centre, Play Park for kids, Library & Study Room
Tailoring, Beautician Courses, Dance, Speech & Drama, Gymnastics, Music Classes, Basketball, Table Tennis, Roller Skating, Volleyball, Martial Arts
|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.
Pre School Education, Vocational Training for Women, Drawing & Craft, Community Outreach Work, Arogya Kendra, Family Resource Centre, Play Park for kids, Library & Study Room
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.
|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
Mumbai – 400 052
Tel: 2648-2708 / 2600-7060
Near Cafe Coffee Day