Projects

  • Mera Kachra , Meri Zimmedari
  • Two Hands Can Do Wonders
  • Insaan Bano
- Chinu Kwatra

khushiyaan is a platform for selfless service for uplifting the helpless and needy. Also, the mission of khushiyaan is to empower generations beyond the boundaries of caste, creed, communities, cultures, colours, religion and deliver stability, hope and well-being. Through all the projects or seva activities, ACT is selflessly committed to social service in India.

Our core areas of activity include the following:

  • Roti Ghar
  • Naari Shakti
  • Project Pathshala
  • Ananta Khushiyaan Niwas
  • Naari ShaktiHappy Periods
  • Naari ShaktiWomen Empowerment
  • Beach Warriors
  • Project Boond
  • ACT to Stop Hunger: Feeding the poor on the street
  • ACT Fast ACT Now : Relief operations, disaster management
  • Supporting underprivileged by providing basic needs
  • Sponsoring education & health care to the needy.

Ananta Khushiyaan Niwas

Khushiyaan along with the help of the Ananta Foundation provides a home to the elderly that have been abandoned by their families or the society, we call it “The Ananta Khushiyaan Niwas”. Here we take special care of them right from their daily needs to helping them cope with the trauma that their families let them go through. We consider ourselves absolutely privileged that we get to cater and collect blessings of all these elderly. Today Ananta Khushiyaan Niwas is home to 6 elderly with a capacity to provide shelter up to 15 residents. It is located on the outskirts of Mumbai at Belapur, Navi Mumbai. We urge anyone reading this to please take care of their elderly and if you find any mishappening in your neighbourhood in regards to the elderly, feel free to contact us, we would be the happiest to take care of them.


Roti Ghar

Roti Ghar is not just a project, its an emotion.It all started with a small dream of feeding & mentoring underprivileged kids.Roti Ghar daily feeds healthy & freshly cooked meal to these kids once a day.Team Khushiyaan visits the adopted slums daily & is about to complete a year of Roti Ghar.

Started on : 5th December,2017


Impact Created :-

Roti Ghar now feeds 400 underprivileged kids Daily & 700 underprivileged every week in different locations of Mumbai. With feeding, team also takes care of their basic hygiene & education by mentoring them. We aim to feed 3000 kids till December 2019.

Number of Kids benefited

Roti Ghar now feeds 400 underprivileged kids every week across all the locations & 100 kids daily. We are aiming at feeding 1000 kids by 2019.

Location:

   Daily

  • Thane
  • Thane West
  • Airoli sector 19
  • Airoli sector 20

Weekly

  • Monday :- Smith Old Age Home
  • Tuesday :- Brahmand Ghodhbunder Road
  • Wednesday :- Ghansoli Sector 23
  • Thursday :- Mulund East
  • Friday :- Thane West , Opp. Raheja
  • Saturday :- Mahim
  • Sunday :- Borivali, Charkop Kandivali

Naari Shakti:

"Naari" means woman and "Shakti" means strength. Naari Shakti aims to harness a woman's strength to its optimum potential by empowering underprivileged women and thereby making a tribe a Superwomen.

Started on : June 2017



Naari Shakti has three different verticals called as M.A.R.D., Naari Pathshala, and Empowering Women:-

M.A.R.D. – Menstruation A Right to Discuss

It’s an open platform to discuss about Menstruation & help underprivileged women to get happy periods. Team M.A.R.D. of Khushiyaan Foundation conducts open talks with the group of people at public places with a thought to Break the Taboo of Menstruation. With the awareness session, team M.A.R.D. of Khushiyaan foundation also helps in providing "Happy Periods" to those underprivileged women who cannot afford sanitary pads and often end up resorting to unhygienic practices like using leaves, ashes, dirty clothes, etc. Till date team distributes free eco-friendly sanitary napkins to 2000 females every month at various locations of Mumbai.

Naari Pathshala

An educated woman is like a magic wand, which brings prosperity, health and pride. We just have to unleash her potential and see the magic happen. We have improved a lot on women education since our independence, but a lot remains to be improved. Factors restricting the growth of women education in India are mainly societal, and we need to recognize them and eliminate them, if we want to achieve the goals of socio-economic development.

Naari Pathshala is a mission run by Khushiyaan Foundation aiming to offer quality education to all the underprivileged woman. The only target of this project is to cover education in the rural parts of Mumbai & other cities, to provide basic education to females which will help in reduction of frauds happening with below poverty line people. Currently, team is educating 100+ women of Roti Ghar Daily Locations.

Empowering Women

"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Team has taught 20 women from Azad Nagar slum the art of stitching cloth bags which is then sold as eco-friendly cloth bags at no profit margin and the income generated is handed over to these empowered women & recently few ladies of Roti Ghar- Thane west slum will be making 1000s chapatis which will be distributed to the kids at Roti Ghar daily locations. This will help these ladies to get some extra income to run their family.

Beach Warriors:

Beach Warriors is the team spearheading Dadar Beach Clean Up for more than a year. And in this one year 700+ tonnes of garbage had been collected and put to place. Beach Warriors is the brainchild of Mr. Chinu Kwatra under the guidance of Prof. Indu Mehta. Beach warriors as a team has started Worli Beach Clean Up, Juhu Koliwada Beach Clean Up & Malad Erangal Beach Clean Up along with Dadar Beach Clean Up. Team is also qualified for Limca Book of Records for conducting India’s First 24 hours cleanup at Worli Village.

Started on : August,2017


Location:

  • Dadar Beach
  • Worli Village
  • Juhu Beach
  • Erangal
  • Chimbai
  • Gorai
  • Cuff Parade
  • Malad Beach

Achievements

Beach Warriors was recently named as "green heroes" by Hindustan Times. On 2nd October, 2018, team was interviewed and appreciated by Mr. Amitabh Bachchan on NDTV News for clearing up 1000+ tonnes of garbage.

Project Pathshala

Project Pathshala is a step forward towards personality development of the underprivileged kids. Out of school extra knowledgeable activities like use of computers, easy English and mathematics, good and bad touch, hygiene factors, cleanliness are designed and conducted.

Team has adopted 3 schools & various slums where the team mentors these kids, celebrates birthdays and festivals, spreading happiness and connecting with them at a personal level. Team Khushiyaan also provides and arranges various kids requirements like school fees, stationery, school essentials like books, bags, water bottles, etc.

Started on : April,2016


Location: Thane East, Airoli, Bhayander, Borivali, Mankhurd, Thane West, Malad.

Number of Kids Benefited

Project Pathshala has reached and made the lives of at least 1000 kids a little different, a little better, by providing them basic requirements. By 2019,Team wishes to reach 3000 kids and develop them.

Project Boond

Stats show that 50 percent of citizens residing in Mumbai live in slums, which means one of every two-person comes from the slums. The majority of slums in Mumbai do not have access to hygienic and fresh clean water which is the basic necessity of survival. Khushiyaan acknowledged this issue and started project ‘Boond’. Through this project, we provide fresh drinking water to 600+ families of people residing in the slums of Mumbai. This water is provided to them every week on a specified day. Khushiyaan in the near future looks forwardto adopting more such underprivileged families and giving them access to fresh drinking water.

Home for Paws

When it comes to dogs’ majority of people call themselves ‘Dog Lovers’, because dogs are one such loveable and empathetic animal. However, when it comes to stray dogs or adopting them people tend to think twice. This partiality was observed by our mentor Miss. Kavita Sugandh who has been dedicated with her work towards the environment, who then approached our founder Dr. Chinu Kwatra and this is how “Home for Paws” was endowed by Khushiyaan Foundation in 2018. The main driving force behind initiating this was to provide a home to abandoned and sick stray dogs. Currently, it is home to 25-30 abandoned stray dogs which are medically treated and nurtured. We have our dedicated member Mrs. Mahhi Dharod Singh who we call our own ‘Dog Mumma’ who takes care of all these beautiful souls. Our facility has all the modern amenities which creates a healthy and clean home for the strays. Once treated and cured these cute pups are sent back to the locations from which they were rescued.

Rab da Banda

Natural and Man-made calamities are both uncalled for and can occur anytime without any prior notice. There is a minimum we can do to prevent such things from happening, which is why we started the project ‘Rab Da Banda’. Through this project, we work similar to a disaster relief unit helping people in disaster-affected regions and help restore the environment. Some of our major work was witnessed during the Covid-19 Pandemic wherein we provided thousands of cooked meals to migrants on the streets. We also distributed Ration kits to people who lost their jobs to the pandemic. Khushiyaan and its young volunteers visited the flood-affected regions of Sangli and helped them restore their lives back to normal. When hospitals in India were facing a scarcity of oxygen, Khushiyaan came to the rescue providing oxygen cylinders to hospitals in Uttarakhand and Delhi.