Our Programs

YuvaJyothi – Care and Support Centre for Children On the Street

Located at Martin Nagar, Jaripatka, north of Nagpur city, the YuvaJyothi Care and Support Centre is a home away from home for children who experience disadvantage. Over 500 children have accessed the YuvaJyothi since it opened in 2003. These children are predominantly from the street and railway platform.  Children staying at YuvaJyothi are provided with constant care in an environment where they can interact with their peers and community elders.

YuvaJyothi provides:

  • Accommodation
  • food
  • clothing
  • hygiene facilities
  • health care
  • counseling
  • family mediation and reunion
  • access to education
  • non-formal educational programs including life skills programs
  • holiday programs and events and recreational activities
  • vocational guidance
  • livelihood opportunities
  • referral support

Asha: education and capacity building of slum children

Located at Hazaripahad, this program provides informal education and capacity building for children living in the slum areas. 25 children are prepared for formal schooling annually through the provision of a resource centre, library and literacy teachers. The library has story books, books on general knowledge, history, spoken English, child care, personality development and hobbies.This program also provides life skills classes and summer class for local children and young people.


Located at Tulsi Nagar, near the dumping yard in LakkadGanj zone of Nagpur city. This program provides life skills education for over 100 adolescent girls and young people.

It provides:

  • education on personal and family hygiene and health care
  • decision making and relationship  skill-building
  • library facilities
  • children’s groups
  • Biwaldiand toy centre which prepares pre-school children for schooling

NirmilJyothi – Centre for children in beggary and rag picking

Located at Gittikhadan, this Centre provides opportunity for over 250 children to break the cycle of beggary. It provides:

  • hygiene and health programs
  • TB related support and health promotion
  • school work support and tuition
  • life skills trainings
  • recreational activities
  • library
  • kindergarten and playroom
  • supplementary nutrition
  • vocational training for young women in beauty therapy, tailoring, painting, candle making, hand bag making, liquid detergent and craft
  • Self Help Groups and Income Generation Activities
  • 94 young women and men were imparted with livelihood training in 2014 -15.  7 women were supported with a seed fund for initiating income generation activities.

Manini – Sustainable development through livelihood interventions among urban poor women

The Manini program provides women from economically disadvantaged backgrounds with the opportunity to create sustainable livelihoods. Over 300 women from slum and rural communities are engaged in activities that promote self-sustainability. The components of this program include motivational and sensitization meetings, self-help groups, capacity building trainings, entrepreneurship training, tailoring and embroidery trainings, cloth and imitation jewelry training and goat farming.

Manini is supported by the Dare2Dream Foundation, Australia.


CHILDLINE is India’s first 24 hour, toll free, emergency phone outreach service for children in need of care and protection linking them to long-term services for their care and rehabilitation. Any child and concerned adult can call on 1098 and access the CHILDLINE service any time of the day or night. CHILDLINEworks collaboratively with various government departments and non-government organizations.  ICID functions as a support organization in Nagpur city.

In this role ICID provides fieldwork and linkages for CHILDLINE in endemic areas where children in need are most likely to be found. It promotes awareness of CHILDLINE in these areas and follows-up referred cases. It also conducts a monthly open house where children who are using the CHILDLNE service are given the opportunity to share their issues and concerns.

CHILDLINE is a project funded by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India.

Yuva Sampad

A Resource and Skill Development Centre for Socio-Economically Disadvantaged and Marginalized Youth in Nagpur City

Initiated in the month of November 2015, the centre plans to reach out to about 120 economically disadvantaged and socially marginalized youth from the northern part of the city in the first year. Presently there are 20 youth undergoing soft skill training such as:

  • personality development
  • spoken English language
  • leadership skills
  • organizational skills
  • stress management
  • problem-solving strategies
  • conflict resolution
  • time management
  • team building
  • etiquette
  • interview and presentation skills

Other facilities available at the centre are study resources, a well-equipped library, career guidance and counselling.

Educational Support

ICID provides educational support for children who come from economically disadvantaged families. ICID provides children and young people with practical supports such as uniforms, shoes, note books, school bags and stationary. Over 180 children are supported annually.

Summer Camps

ICID camps provide children from slum communities with the opportunity to develop social skills, build self-esteem and confidence and promote creative expression through the facilitation of a variety of recreational and educational activities.  Over 300 children between the ages of 8-16 years participate annually.

Life Skill Education  

ICID provides life skill education to the children and young people within slum communities and selected Government schools with focus on 10 core life skills developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) – self-awareness, empathy, critical thinking, creative thinking, decision making, problem solving, effective communication, interpersonal relationship, coping with stress and coping with emotions.  Over 200 children benefit from the program annually.


BalManch is a forum for children who come from the slum communities in Nagpur city. This program supports children to identify and address personal, family and community issues. By actively participating in this forum, participants learn to develop problem solving and decision making skills. BalManch members has an allocated role within the team. BalManch meetings occur weekly. Meetings focus on finding sustainable solutions to social issues affecting them in their community and undertaking tasks that deal with such problems.

Health awareness and check-up camps

These camps are organized by ICID in collaboration with other NGOs. Children are given biomedical examinations and provided with medications when necessary. Children are also provided with health education and information during these check-up sessions. Over 300 young peopleand womenbenefit from this program annually.

Grahini Training

ICID annually provides over 150 young girls and women are with essential information about health and hygiene, pubertal changes, child care, home care, HIV/AIDS and nutrition.