• Navkshitij - Home for Mentally Challenged Friends
    • Navkshitij - Clean green home for special friends
    • Navkshitij - Where special friends feel fit and happy
    • Navkshitij - We offer stress free living to special friends
  • Navkshitij was established to improve the well-being of mentally challenged friends – we take them under our wing, organize activities, teach them life skills and vocational skills, encourage them to become as independent as possible, and nurture them in a compassionate environment.

    The idea of Navkshitij took shape while planning and organizing a walkathon from Pune to Lonavla, for mentally challenged friends. Dr. Neelima Desai and the organisers discussed the need to set up a center for mentally challenged persons. 

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Inauguration of new Day School Classroom
Inauguration of new Day School Classroom

On 10th August, The inaugural ceremony of Day School project commenced with the lighting of the lamp by a group of dignified persons Mr. Ashwin Jaisinghani (Sr. Director – HR | P&ES), Pranav Tonge (India CSR coordinator), Deepali Patwardhan (WeKare core team member) of Capgemini group and Dr. Neelima Desai and Navkshitij staff. Navkshitij Day School is supported by Capgemini and Wekare Society.

Visit by Indira school of business study
Visit by Indira school of business study

On 9th of August, a group of 50 students from Indira School of Business Study visited Navkshitij. It was the part of Induction Program. The main objective of this visit was to orient students in-depth about different NGOs working in the social sector. All students were given an orientation about Navkshitij and a walkthrough of the campus.

Welcoming new volunteers
Welcoming new volunteers

On 8th August, Navkshitij friends and staff members welcomed two new German Volunteers, Ms. Linn & Ms. Anna. They will be at Navkshitij for one year volunteer-ship service. Trustee Mrs. Divekar Maushi, Ms. Marie, Special Friends from Navkshitij and staff members welcomed them in a typical Indian Traditional Way of hospitality. 


At Navkshitij, we make chocolates, floaters and candles, handmade paper bags (4 sizes), greeting cards, diyas, jewellery including bracelet, ear rings, string of beads etc. and paper lanterns.