Transforming a Marginalized Community Library into a Learning Space in Mankhurd, Mumbai

by Community Development Association

  • 500

    Books Goal
  • 10

    Books Received
  • 28

    Days to go
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Mankhurd, India

Know more about us

Who we are

The Community Development Association (CDA) is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) dedicated to developing local communities in Mankhurd, Maharashtra. Founded in 2019, CDA works to empower individuals, families, and communities through sports, education, health, gender equality, and civic engagement, and advocates for policy changes to benefit the community. The organisation seeks to build strong, vibrant, and self-sustaining communities by focusing on each community's specific needs and resources. Through its work, CDA seeks to empower individuals and communities to have an active role in their development.

Our work and its impact

By providing free or affordable access to books, internet resources, and educational programs, we bridge gaps in access to information and promote equality in learning opportunities. Secondly, we promote a culture of literacy and lifelong learning within our community. Through literacy programs, book clubs, and educational workshops, we promote the joy of reading, critical thinking skills, and cultural enrichment. Our library serves as a community gathering place, fostering social cohesion and civic engagement. Our work as a community library has a profound impact on society by promoting education, empowerment, and social cohesion, enriching the lives of individuals and contributing to the overall well-being of our community.

How we will utilise these books

The storybooks from Pratham Books will be essential for education, enrichment, and entertainment, covering diverse subjects and serving various audiences. They will help foster community through activities like book clubs and events, offering platforms for social interaction and connection. These books will also provide avenues for relaxation and inspiration, fostering creativity and offering solace during difficult times. Moreover, they will empower individuals by providing access to information and diverse perspectives, promoting critical thinking and personal development. Overall, books in community libraries play a crucial role in enriching lives, strengthening community bonds, and supporting individual growth.


Name Donate Amount Date
Anonymous 750 March 21, 2024
Name Donate Amount Date
Shruti Bhat 750 March 21, 2024