Gabriel Project Mumbai

Caring for vulnerable children in urban slums and rural villages in India

aka GPM   |   BERGENFIELD, NJ   |  https://www.gabrielprojectmumbai.org/

Mission

Education is a vital key to addressing poverty, child-labor and malnutrition among children in vulnerable communities. However, education does not happen in a vacuum. In order to have the best chance at success, educational opportunities need to be combined with nutrition and health care. GPM calls this the "Triad of Children's Well-Being". By attending to all three issues at once, GPM is offering children the best chances at breaking the cycle of poverty and child labor. In order for children to thrive, they also need a supportive environment, clean water, hygiene, and a community that is also cared for. GPM works on both immediate needs and root-cause efforts by engaging in community development projects.

Ruling year info

2019

Founding Director

Jacob Sztokman

Main address

PO BOX 5025

BERGENFIELD, NJ 07621 USA

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EIN

45-4541556

NTEE code info

Urban, Community (S31)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Vulnerable populations in urban or village communities are under-served and low-resourced. As the communities struggle, they require a multi-faceted approach to its development otherwise any initiative is doomed to fail. Opportunities in Education, Nutrition, Healthcare and Economic Empowerment must be addressed so that residents of these communities do not suffer illiteracy, child labor, malnutrition, starvation, ill-health and overall rampant poverty.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Love2Lear Education Network

Education for children in the slums and villages is the key for breaking the cycle of poverty, the key to a better future. That's why GPM provides formal and informal schooling to 1000 children each year.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To work with local communities in developing grassroots responses to poverty, malnutrition, disease, illiteracy, hunger, and child labor in India.

Our goals are to provide the following:

1. Accessible, affordable quality healthcare for all
2. Education for all children as well as youth and adult education
3. Good nutrition for all children to allow them the grounding for a healthy physical development
4. Economic empowerment collectives for women primarily, agriculture in rural areas and access to government grants and support

Our overall strategy is to work with members of the beneficiary communities to create sustainable programs on the ground that will provide the basic elements of a healthy developing community: Nutrition, Health Care, Education and Economic Empowerment programs.

Gabriel Project Mumbai has been operating in vulnerable communities for eight years. During that time we have acquired close collaborations with government entities, with the community leaders and the residents. We have a positive reputation in these communities and the residents have grown to value and appreciate our work and what we provide the community.

Our management is strong comprising of professionals as well as representatives of the community. On staff we have social-workers, development professionals and admin professionals. We believe in training promising local individuals with tools that will make them the change-makers of their own community. We believe in a bottom-up approach to development and we create impactful grassroots relationships in implementing our programs. We are capable to envision programs that have immediate and long-term impact on the beneficiary community.

Over the past eight years Gabriel Project Mumbai has created the following programs for the vulnerable communities we work with:
We operate a school in the slums with 280 children from Pre-School to 8th grade
We have our own teachers teaching in 8 rural government run schools
Totaling about 1000 children, we provide them with daily nutritious mid-day meals, improved education and health care.
We operate a medical clinic, the only community medical clinic for a slum that concentrates on women and children and sees over 12,000 patients a year. We work with local government health authorities to vaccinations for all children.
We have set up (yet to start) an emergency dental clinic in the slums.
We provide safe drinking water to 1000 families whose alternative water source are contaminated bore wells.
We have set up 4 women’s economic empowerment collectives in: cooking, sewing, paper-recycling and soap manufacturing. We also have a center that helps farmers with accessing government grants online and help with agricultural initiatives.

To increase our impact our next step is to purchase a large tract of land in the rural area we operate in and provide more programs in education, nutrition and health care. Our economic empowerment programs will expand on this property to include more village industrial and agricultural development initiatives as well as large-scale water projects. Our goal is to create opportunities and provide services thus far lacking in the rural areas to see thriving village communities and reverse the poverty driven forced migration to urban slums.

Financials

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Gabriel Project Mumbai

Board of directors
as of 07/26/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Molly Pollak


Board co-chair

Sarah Gribetz

Valerie Gerstein

Audrey Trachtman

Alan Goldman

Scott Miller

Hannah Rothstein

Debra Feinberg

Joshua Greenspan

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/26/2022

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Leadership

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White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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