Gabriel Project Mumbai: Mumbai City Tour: Explore Local Neighborhoods & Empower Communities

Mumbai City Tour: Explore Local Neighborhoods & Empower Communities

Shahapur,District Thane, India

Gabriel Project Mumbai

Non-profit organization

3.5 hours
From$22 USDPer person

Gabriel Project Mumbai promotes the welfare of vulnerable children in the slums and underserved rural villages of India through programs focusing on nutrition, health care, education, hygiene, women’s empowerment, and community development.

Tour Highlights

  • Spend a meaningful morning engaging with local women while supporting long-term poverty alleviation, literacy empowerment, and food distribution in Mumbai.
  • Discover the basics of paper and soap recycling and learn how to make your own soap.
  • Enjoy an authentic Indian lunch and gain insight into the country’s rich heritage, culture, and cuisine.

Tour revenue will be invested in providing education and hunger relief to underserved children living in the slums of Mumbai.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Monday - Friday, excluding public Indian holidays and the month of May

  • Start Time

    8:30 AM

  • Duration

    3.5 hours

  • Good For

    Adults, Families, Youth, Professionals, Children 14+

  • Languages


  • Weather

    Tour takes place rain or shine (tour itinerary might be modified in case of inclement weather)

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 6

  • Difficulty

    Medium (2-5 miles/ 3-8 km walking distance, some physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Water, Non-revealing clothing (no tank tops or shorts; jeans and t-shirts are fine)

  • Volunteer Opportunities


Tour Description

Experience Mumbai through a local perspective with Gabriel Project Mumbai (GPM). Explore the Mumbai neighborhoods GPM works in, and visit one of their classes. Tour the project's clinic, the only healthcare center in a neighborhood of 200,000 inhabitants. Get to know the mission of GPM, which provides warm meals to vulnerable schoolchildren in underprivileged areas of Mumbai, offering immediate hunger relief and an incentive for parents to educate their children rather than send them to work. Learn about their initiatives, including the innovative “eat to learn” program.

In the second part of the tour, participate in a fun paper-recycling activity. Next, travel by rickshaw to a soap-recycling/women’s empowerment workshop where you’ll learn how to make your own soap. A short walk will then bring you to the women’s kitchen, where women prepare hot food for hundreds of children attending school instead of being forced to work. Learn about Indian cuisine and cooking, and enjoy a light lunch they’ve prepared.

Vetted & Visited By

Ribbon ambassador
Ellie Cleary
January 6, 2017

3 Visitor Reviews

    Yenny Yang ●  Nov 17, 2017

    It was indeed an amazing experience visiting GPM projects in Kalwa community! David and Haley were extremely passionate about this community and it really made my short experience there so meaningful! The impact that GPM has on this community is so great. I am glad I had a chance to learn more about their projects through!

    Rennota Steward ●  Mar 28, 2017

    The slum tour was very informative as well as heart breaking. The work the volunteers do is a blessing to the people it affects and a wake up call for myself and others that have more.Thank you for being a blessing and a light for those people.

    Ellie Cleary ●  Jan 18, 2017

    You may have heard of Dharavi, but Kalwa is a 'real slum' - with people arguably in much greater need and support. Witnessing the work of the Gabriel project was inspiring and a real eye-opener to the 'other side of Mumbai life'. I'm really glad I made time to go and see the important work that they are doing in Kalwa.

Tour Start Address

The large parking lot outside the Kalwa West train station in Thane (north of Mumbai). There will be a representative waiting with a Gabriel Project Mumbai sign., Shahapur,District Thane, MH, India

More About Gabriel Project Mumbai


To provide a model of hunger relief in the slums of India by simultaneously alleviating hunger and promoting literacy.

Main Programs

  • Nutrition

  • Education

  • Healthcare and hygiene

  • Women's empowerment

  • Agriculture and community development

Awards & Recognition

Good People Fund
CSR Journal India's SWAG award in Child Welfare and Women's Empowerment
Tzedek UK
Sundara Fund