About Us

Chetana Conscience of Women (CCW) is a “non-for-profit”, “non-governmental” organisation registered under Societies Act 1860 formed in the year 2011. It was founded by Smt. Pragna Parande. Its establishment was inspired by the value of equality for women in social, economic and political spheres. The humble journey of Chetana had its beginnings as a Counselling center catering to a wide plethora of needs of women. Over the years, Chetana’s areas of focus expanded to address welfare needs of all. Chetana envisions to help women and children to become positive change agents in not just their families but also the society at large. Chetana achieves this vision by working on our various projects focused on awareness and advocacy. Our efforts and work are inline with the SDGs defined by the UN for achieving lasting peace and prosperity for the people and the planet. We are committed to leaving no one behind. Chetana is working towards alleviating the marginalized and their inclusion into the mainstream. We also focus on generating and sharing knowledge with diverse stakeholders to influence sustainable impact at scale. Our overall goal is the empowerment of women and girls from poor and marginalized communities, leading to improvement in their lives and livelihoods.

How it all Began?

Chetana Conscience of Women (CCW) is a “non-for-profit”, “non-governmental” organisation registered under Societies Act 1860 formed in the year 2011. Its establishment was inspired by the value of equality for women in social, economic and political spheres. The humble journey of Chetana had its beginnings as a Counselling center catering to a wide plethora of needs of women. Over the years, Chetana’s areas of focus expanded to address welfare needs of all. Chetana envisions to help women and children to become positive change agents in not just their families but also the society at large. Chetana achieves this vision by through our various projects focused on awareness and advocacy.

How We Work?

Main aim of Chetana is to assist and empower women and children either directly or through empowered local partners. Chetana has directly implemented various programs effectively in Delhi depending on the available resources (financial, HR). Chetana depends on the assistance of the local communities, a team of motivated volunteers and interns, and the generosity of donors in ensuring that women and children lead a dignified and confident life. Further, Chetana also partners with local organisations, who work extremely hard to provide assistance to the communities within Chetana’s verticals.

Core Values

Vision

A harmonious, self- reliant and happy society, where women feel free to act confidently, with self-respect & dignity, by awakening the inherent strength of women and providing able leadership for integrated development of the whole society.

Mission

To empower and enable women to become positive change agents in the society, go to address developmental needs through the culture of volunteering and promote sustainable lifestyles among individuals and strengthen the required social institutions to sustain communities.

Aims and Objectives

  • ● To create a harmonious, self- reliant and happy society, where women feel free to act confidently, with self-respect & dignity.
  • ● To awaken the inherent strength of women and providing able leadership for integrated development of the whole society.
  • ● To empower and enable women to become positive change agents in the society, create women driven models to address developmental needs through the culture of volunteering.
  • ● To Strengthen the required social institutions to sustain communities
  • ● To make efforts for the overall development of the Society;
  • ● To promote moral and ethical values through social and educational institutions for inculcating self-discipline and developing an ideal National character;
  • ● To work for resource-less and poor people by active involvement in rural development through public participation and to co-ordinate with social activities;
  • ● To organize and conduct programs on health, education and sanitation; create public awareness;
  • ● To implement various integrity based programs to develop the leadership capacity of the society and inculcating the sense of belongings amongst people of all groups and religion.

Executive Committee

(Board Members)

Advisors

  • ● Dr. Rajini Sarin
  • ● Archana gupta
  • ● Mallikarjun
  • ● Smt. Indira Mohan
  • ● Smt. Jyoti Kanitkar
  • ● Pramila Popli
  • ● Shaila Rawal
  • ● Chandana Das
  • ● Prathibha Jaju
  • ● Sandhya Randhev
  • ● Rita Goel
  • ● Nirmal Jindal
  • ● Padma Sharma
  • ● Naina Sahabuddhe
  • ● Jyoti Chauthaivale

Experts

  • ● Muthu Kumar
  • ● Rajiv Mehta
  • ● Suman Chauhan
  • ● Dr. Rama Jayasundaram

Our Team

Interns Testimonials

Partners