Delhi Council for Child Welfare (DCCW) is a registered NGO working among children who had been displaced, lost or abandoned and providing them with care. DCCW’s Programmes have grown diversely to provide medical services, nutrition, vocational training, adoption, rehabilitation of physical and mentally handicapped, etc.
Programmes for mentally challenged children by DCCW includes Bal Chetana, a Respite Home and Day Care facility for mentally challenged children which was started in 2002 to provide services to abandoned mentally challenged children identified by DCCW’s crèche workers in the neighbourhood they work.
Today Bal Chetna comprises of residential facility ‘Palna’ and an orthopaedic centre for mentally challenged children from economically backward families. There are overall 3 Bal Chetna centres in Delhi (New Seemapuri, Nithari, Sultanpuri) serving about 30 children in them.Bal Chetna provides individualised attention and care for simulation and development of children with special needs. This is done with an objective to make each child as self reliant, competent and communicative as possible.
Orthopaedic centre for Bal chetna children provides various therapies to improve their physical and mental ability and to help them interact socially in the society. At the orthopaedic centre a Dream Garden has been created with a make believe zoo, milk booth, traffic signal, bus stop, fruit and vegetable stalls, etc to teach them activities of daily life.
DCCW’s various children have been integrated in mainstream to take up higher studies in vocational training. Vocational skills training in cutting, tailoring, embroidery, painting is provided to these children.
Home Training Programme