The Ahuja Family Community Center was inaugurated on August 6, 2016. This center gives over 5,000 kids access to regular medical care and educational support. Just as importantly, encouraging role models will help them grow up healthy, educated and empowered with the skills they need to find good jobs.
Shahabad Dairy is a slum in the northwest part of Delhi, India. It is home to more than 21,000 families crammed into a six-block area. Residents settled here more than 25 years ago when they were evicted from government and private lands in Delhi.
Because they live so far from the central city, employment opportunities for residents are nearly impossible to find. The average monthly salary is US$100, which isn’t even enough to provide two meals per day for a typical family.
A chance to leave a lasting impression on the Ahuja Family Community Center by naming one of the rooms is still available. The very spaces that are changing the lives of kids will feature the name of you or someone you love.
A flexible space for larger group training to prepare teens to join the work force, from life skills to practical job skills.
A place for younger kids to be kids, have fun and make connections with each other.
Creating healthy kids — a key pillar of our work — and ensuring kids have access to critical medical services.
A vital part of providing health services, including oral health procedures that wouldn't otherwise be available to most of our kids.
Our first foot forward in welcoming families to our life-changing facility.
A resource for our kids, where they learn vital computer skills and use computers to complete their projects.
With reading material appropriate for all ages, a key educational (and entertainment) resource for our kids and the community.
A dedicated “home base” for our hard-working staff with modern office space so they can be the most effective.
Inauguration of The Ahuja Family Community Center took place on August 6, 2016, in Shahabad Dairy, India.
CEO Emeritus Jim Cook (front row, from left) joined lead donors B.K. Ahuja and Anita for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Donors and other guests were greeted by sponsored children offering flowers and words of welcome.
During the inauguration, sponsored youth proudly showed off their dancing skills.
The Ahujas light candles in a floral display called rangoli, created to welcome visitors and bestow good fortune on the center.
The Louise Sperber Computer Center helps sponsored kids learn crucial technology skills to aid with schoolwork now and network for jobs later.
The Bob Chartoff Nutrition Center provides a place for malnourished children to receive meals and supplements that help them reach a healthy weight.
It’s more than just fun and games in the center’s library, with books and activities for kids of all ages.
Thanks to the Bhagat family, this colorful waiting area gives younger children a place to play while they wait to see a doctor.
Look at those happy faces! These kids really love their new center.