JWP has several Centres across India working to further its mission of women and child development, along with community participation.
Our centres are in:
- Nithari, Noida: This is our main field office, also home to the Mera Sahara Protection and Learning Centre, Usha Sillai School and our Adult Education and Skill Training Programme. The Centre is monitored by Ms. Padmini Kumar, Ms. Vimla Pant and the teachers of Mera Sahara.
- Okhla, New Delhi: This centre conducts legal awareness and literacy programme for over 60 women and young girls and is coordinated by Ms. Husna Subhani.
"There can be no development without participation"
- Faridabad: The ‘Mehka Angan’ Centre in Faridabad is headed by JWP coordinator, Ms. Nishi Kinger and her staff. This centre covers women and girls from seven neighbouring resettlement colonies. This Centre provides adult education and legal literacy classes along with a dedicated skill training programme in tailoring and cooking. The tailoring unit has been successful in making women aware about the need for their economic empowerment. The items made here are also sold in the market- helping these women to further become self-reliant.
- Kasauni, Uttarakhand: The centre in Kasauni is coordinated by Ms. Prema Joshi and is a primarily a skill-based programme, focused on imparting knowledge of transferable skills to women. This Centre conducts durry-making classes for single women, mothers and widows, which are sold in the market. The Uttarakhand projects aims to develop skill along with adult literacy and legal awareness programmes. The skill training programme has also helped us in empowering women to make small agricultural tools, as was demanded by the local women. Regular meetings provide a platform for discussion on local problems and individual needs. This also acts as an interactive time for them to talk to each other, observe and learn.
- Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh: In the Aligarh Centre, we conduct computer literacy classes for children upto class 5 and it is coordinated by Ms. Neelam Kumar.
- West Bengal: The Halishahar Women’s Programme in West Bengal, is headed by JWP coordinator Mr. Ajay Mazumdar. It runs a regular education programme for community children, with plans of extending it to children living near railway lines. This area consists of migrants who are extremely poor and are mostly engaged in rag-picking and begging. The children often become prey to trafficking for prostitution and forced labour. The programme primarily emphasizes education, health intervention, legal rights and skill training for the women such as sewing and doll making.