How it all started
The idea of a crèche for children of construction workers on site took birth in a housewife’s mind as she saw a baby lying unattended in the harsh heat at a Delhi site. The housewife, Meera Mahadevan, took the idea further by approaching the developer of the site and setting up the Mobile Creches organisation in India. It was termed ‘mobile’ as it catered to the needs of the construction worker who constituted a migrant population. The creche moved from place to place, sometimes even within the same site. What began as Meera’s ardent desire to ensure that the children on construction sites lead a happy childhood, especially the girl children who would be burdened with domestic chores and the responsibility to look after younger siblings, has now grown into a strong movement called the ‘Mobile Creches’.
From Delhi in1969, the Mobile Creches organization grew to Mumbai in 1972 and then to Pune in 1980. It was in March 2007, that for better organisational abilities, Mobile Creches at Delhi, Mumbai and Pune became independent organisations. Mobile Creches Pune was appointed by Mobile Creches Mumbai. Mobile Creches in Pune was registered as Tara Mobile Creches Pune as a 25C company under the Companies Act of 1956. Tara Mobile Creches Pune started out on a table in a garage on a construction site and has grown today to 17 centres at prestigious building sites in and around Pune.
• To actualize the rights of the child
• Review and influence the policies that affect the migrant child.
• Train competent personnel to serve the needs of the child.