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Baroda Citizens Council

Baroda Citizens Council began its journey in 1966 as an advisory body to the Baroda Urban Community Development Project, established by the American Friends Services Committee (Quakers group), which was registered in 1966 under the Societies Act in a tripartite partnership with the Baroda Municipal Corporation, the M.S. University of Baroda and the Federation of Gujarat Industries.

Baroda Citizens Council was initially an advisory organization which was primarily meant to support and undertake self-help activities in slum where soon urban community development projects took place that were tailor-made for each area and addressed the local needs. Gradually, over the years the programs were streamlined so that they led to sustainable development and empowerment of communities.

Currently, BCC has become a well-recognized Community Development Organization, which is not just limited to urban region but has also reached the rural parts of the Vadodara district, working on various Health care, Child Rights, Women & Youth Empowerment, Community Development and Awareness based projects with the support from State as well as Central government and National as well as international funding agencies.


I am facing many challenges in my marriage because of my in laws. It's been 17 years that I am married to my husband. I was in depression because my in unhappy marriage. I faced so my difficulties, so I decided to quit in my marriage but suddenly I came to know about PANKHI Project under BCC. PANKHI Project helps the women in distress and try to resolve the problem. I am very thankful to PANKHI team for support and counselling. Now I am living happily with my husband and in laws.

Neelam Prajapati (Changed name due to confidentiality of the client)

- Beneficiary of PANKHI Project

I am studying in Kalali PASS center from last 9 years. I joined PASS class when I was in 1st grade. Currently I am studying in 9th grade. I would like to thank BCC to open PASS class in her area as we don't have such classes in our area, we were facing many challenges, because our tuition classes were very far and being a girl I am not allowed to go far for the tuition classes. I want to pursue my education further. I am glad that PASS center is here and easy approachable. Thank you BCC.

Sejal Ramshabdh Sahani

- Student of Kalali PASS class

As a parent, we would like to take this prospect to thank Baroda Citizens Council for their continuous support in education via SAVERA- an Educational Sponsorship Program. We are getting sponsorship for our child from last three years and we are very obliged to receive the support under SAVERA Project. We have witnessed massive and exponential development in our child. Our child's dream to become a good citizen of the nation.

Jayantilal Vasava

- Father of Jayendra Vasava (Beneficiary under SAVERA Project)

My experience with BCC was an enriching learning experience wherein I got to learn so much about the lower strata of the society and what BCC is doing to improve and transform their lives. Also, the working environment at BCC was professional that gave me ample of opportunities to utilize my skills as well as learn new things that will help me in my professional and personal journey. The key takeaway for me was how it is important to give back to the society in whatever capacity that we can.

Shlok Bhatt- SBM, NMIMS Mumbai

- Student Intern in BCC

It was immense fortunate to be a part of Baroda Citizens Council. The entire Team BCC leaves no stone unturned to shape one's future. Huge respect, love and devotion for entire BCC family. It's their effort that make me to count myself into better profession.

Deepal Shah- M.S. University

- Student Intern in BCC

I am very pleased and thankful to BCC for ICT Project. Through this project my son is able to grasp the concept very easily and gets his doubts cleared without hesitation. The teachers are very cooperative and supportive. Thank you BCC for this opportunity.

Jagdish Bhai

- Parent of a child from ICT center

I am very happy with BCC's Divyang Center. The teachers and therapists are very supportive, caring and cooperative towards the children. Thank you for helping my child to improve his learning and his confidence. My son also wants to thank the teachers that they are really helpful. My son learnt a lot things from Divyang center.

Bhawna Gandhi

-Parent of a child in Divyang Center

I am thankful to Baroda citizens Council for providing me with free computer class facility as our financial condition would have never made this possible.


- Student of Inclusive Digital Literacy

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