Outreach and Development


The Outreach department, the Socially visual arm of the Bombay YMCA has touched and changed the lives of scores of people from the time it started activities. The poor, destitute, downtrodden of the society are part of this very important department. Every year new activities and programmes are added to reach out to a new area of need as they are discovered.


Co-operatives for women, Pre School Education, Informal Education for Adults, Scholastically Backward Students learning programme, Night Study Centres, Mid day Meal Programme, SSC Students’ Coaching Classes, AIDS Awareness


  • YMCA’s special concern for the marginalised community in Bombay goes back to 1923, when Naigaum was identified for work among the poor and lower middle class Indian Christians.
  • This later grew into a full-fledged community service among the industrial workers of all groups. The Social Service Department was created in 1925.
  • The welfare work, started among the poor Indian Christians at Naigaum, was later thrown open to all the inhabitants irrespective of caste and creed.
  • In order to establish rapport with the people by breaking down barriers of suspicion and strangeness, the YMCA opened a night school and also organised lantern lectures, entertainment programmes and plays.
The early years in a child’s life are truly significant for their development. The YMCA tries to provide an ideal environment for children where they can enjoy learning and get motivated to participate in various activities so that they can improve their academic achievements. 43 Balwadis are being run by ORD Department.
Balwadi Uniform and Mid- Day Meal Programme
A nutritious mid-day meal is given to over 1200 Balwadi children free of cost. Different items such as Khichdi, Dal Rice and Pulav are provided. Through the mid-day meal programme children are also taught about good eating habits and respecting food. We also distribute two sets of uniforms to these students free of cost.
Every year Christmas is celebrated at all the Balwadis. Christmas gifts and sweets are given to all the Balwadi children.
Other celebrations and programmes include.
  • Children’s Day Celebration
  • Teachers Day Celebration
  • Teachers Training Programme


Balwadis are available at:

Central Branch, Colaba
Ghatkopar Branch, Ghatkopar
Khar Danda Centre, Khar Danda
Outreach & Development Department ( select locations )


16 Night Study Centres (NSC’s) are being run by ORD Department with the objective of helping the poor and scholastically backward students to enhance their capacities and improve their overall academic performance. Over 600 youth take advantage of these centres, where a retired Municipal Corporation School teacher supervises the class and even helps the student in difficulty. Several students from these centers have completed their post graduate studies and some have become Doctors and Engineers. The YMCA has encouraged the students to do better and the SSC and HSC students were felicitated for their good performance. Scholarships have been also awarded to the ranking students.

1 Abhyudaya Nagar Mun. School -1
2 Abhyudaya Nagar Mun School -2
3 Sai baba Path Mun.School -1
4 Sai baba Path Mun.School-2
5 Sewri Vitthal Mandir-1
6 Sewri Vitthal Mandir-2
7 Agripada Municipal School
8 Kamathipura Vachanalay
9 Baradevi Mun. School
10 NCP Community Hall, Tardeo -1
11 NCP Community Hall, Tardeo -2
 12 Worli Madras Wadi
13 Matunga Mun. School -1
14 Matunga Mun. School -2
15 Nadkarni Park Mun. School – 1
16 Nadkarni Park Mun. School -2
Certificate Courses Duration
Tailoring 6 Months
Advanced Tailoring 3 Months
Beautician 4 Months
Mehendi (Basic & Advance) 4 Months
Typing (Govt. Certificate) 6 Months
Computer Typing 3 Months
Zardoshi Arie Work 1 Month
Embroidery (Hand & Machine) 6 Months
Satin Ribbon Work 1 Month
Professional Embroidery 4 Months
Fabric Painting 1 Month
Fashion Designing(Basic) 96 Days
Fashion Designing (Advance + Computer Fashion Designing) 192 Days


Computer Courses

Basic Computer Awareness 1 Month
Data Entry Operation 3 Months
Basic Tally 9.0 1 Month
Corel Draw 1 Month
Basic Photo Shop 1 Month
Basic Page Maker 1 Month
Basic & Advance Tally ERP – 9 2 Months
Basic & Advance Photo Shop 2 Months
Desk Top Publishing 3 Months
Computer Teacher Training Course 6 Months
MS-CIT Govt. Certified 3 Months

Bombay YMCA
ORD & Spiritual and Moral Emphasis Committee
C/o Agripada Municipal School
Opp YMCA Procter and swimming pool
F.S Umer bhai Path
Mumbai 400 011
Tel: + 91 22 2308-7409 / 2309-6347
Email: ord@ymcabombay.com

Outreach Programme