WECAN has been my home since I was 5. My father died when I was very young and my illiterate poverty stricken mother enrolled me here. My days here at WECAN were the happiest of my life. I received full education which later helped me acquire a job at Mumbra after my husband deserted us - my 5 year old child and me. In 1994, I came back to WECAN to work as supervisor where I look after the resident girls.

Dilnawaz Bhurjee

About us
WECAN, Women’s Empowerment Center And Network, is the vocational center of the D. M. Girls Orphanage Trust. The 68-year-old orphanage is located in Mahim, Mumbai, has been providing housing and education to underprivileged girls aged between 4 and 18 years.

WECAN believes deeply in empowerment of women through education. This translates into the vision that all girls should have access to quality education and skills training, which will allow them to broaden their perspective and direct their own futures.

WECAN offers an outstanding range of skill based learning programs, which address a vital need in the community, offering education and skill based empowerment for women not otherwise invested in such as:

The center follows the Rudolf Steiner Systems and offers Diploma Certifications in
  • Computers
  • Health Care
  • Fashion Technology
  • Gardening
  • Catering
  • English Language
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Yoga