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The Indian Center for Integrated Development (ICID) has been established to empower the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of our community to lead a dignified life.

ICID is an Initiative of the Indian Dominican Friars.

Our Vision:  A just and free society where child rights are recognized and protected, leading to integral and responsible human development.

Our Mission: Is to inspire, enable and empower children and young people to become actors, in their development for a just and free society.

Core areas of Work and Programs

The organization’s core areas of work are child rights and protection, education, health, women empowerment and livelihood.

Child Protection: The organization rescues children from the exploitative, abusive and other disadvantaged situations such as train stations, streets, pavement dwelling, work places and neglect and provides a protective environment where a child finds a safe, dignified and child friendly atmosphere including their rehabilitation into their families. This is done through various programs street outreach, formation of children’s groups, organizing child right awareness and advocacy programs, CHILDLINE – 24×7 emergency free phone helpline and outreach service for children in distress and Yuvajyothi Children’s Home where children are given a familial environment.

Education:  A number of programs are implemented in order to impart education such as kindergarten; formal and non-formal education for the children Yuvajyothi Children’s Home; Adolescent education; tuitions in community based centres; life skill education in schools and centres; summer camps for children in slum communities; educational sponsorship for needy children and youth; library services in slum communities; computer literacy; employability soft skill training; resource centre for social work students and volunteers.

Health:  Promotion of health is done in all the project areas of the organization through health and hygiene awareness; primary health services; medical referrals and support for children; and health camps

Women empowerment: Regular training and sensitization on social and legal protection, home management and gender equality; formation and facilitation of self-help groups and young women’s groups are organized through the year.

Livelihood: Livelihood training on tailoring for women and vocational training for youth in collaboration with other institutions are undertaken throughout the year. The women are facilitated for livelihood in the trade. Youth are supported for job placements. Entrepreneurship is promoted among disadvantaged women through interest free loans. Rural disadvantaged women are supported for goat rearing through technical and financial support.