1978-1982 : The Beginning

A group of friends were exploring what they could do to improve the lot of the under-privileged. Experimented with many activities: Science for People, Education for Slum Children, Literacy Programs, etc.

     1982-1989: Years of Learning

Activities got focused when invited to help children in a boarding school for under-privileged children in 1982. Successful synergy and symbiosis between an institution and volunteers. [Extend a Hand to Under Privileged Kids - Metro, 2002]. Child development program grew in range and depth, so did the number of volunteers. Child development program logically led to a program for rehabilitation of youths emerging out of Child Welfare Institutions. Programs like contact meeting, scholarships, loans etc. were developed.

     1989-1999: Years of Consolidation

"Vinimay" was registered as a public charitable trust in 1989 to ensure stability and continuity of work.Efforts were made to standardize activities. Increased the focus on youth rehabilitation activities

     1999-2018: Years of Challenges

"TarunSadan", a transition hostel was inaugurated in the year 1999 under Youth Rehabilitation Program with seven in-mates. the hostel was named "Coomi ben Babubhai Shah TarunSadan" in memory of wife of Babubhai Shah whose generous help along with that of many others made this project possible. The second phase of "TarunSadan" building was completed in 2007 (currently about 50 youths stay in the hostel). Feeling of necessity to synchronize, prune and standardize programs. Pressure on monetary and manpower resources. A large number of activities on Child Welfare and Youth Welfare increased breadth and depth over the years, continuing the crusade. With the passing of time, the scenario has changed, the nature of challenges to be addressed in child and youth have changed which have grown in number and intensity

     The Road Ahead

Restructuring of Vinimay's operational procedure. Tapping volunteer's latent potential. Improving institutional efficiency.


Any meaningful interaction with the child is a “Vinimay” – We gain as much as we give.