Problem

Parents leave their source of livelihood when they relocate to Mumbai for their child’s cancer treatment. With mounting expenses, surviving in the city especially becomes difficult for families coming from lower social and economic backgrounds.

Solution

This need prodded Roche to support a skilling initiative for parents at St. Jude India ChildCare Centre, which aims to teach them technical skills such as two-wheeler repair and mobile repair for income-generation, while simultaneously continuing with treatment.

Journey So Far

-       Van purchased for implementing trainings across St. Jude centres in Mumbai

-       Training will be conducted with 10 participants at a given time