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Children Toy Foundation (CTF)

C/O R.Desai & Co,Modern House,11,Dr. V.B.Gandhi Road,
400001 Maharashtra, Fort,Mumbai
India

Phone No.: +91-22 22820687/09987754555;
Fax No.: +91-22-22841247
E-mail adress:play@childrentoyfoundation.org
Internet:http://www.childrentoyfoundation.org
Contact person: Devendra Desai

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Children Toy Foundation is an NGO which aims to promote games (indoor and outdoor), toys and other modes of play and recreation among children. Children Toy Foundation (CTF) is a trust registered with the charity commissioner of Bombay. Its prime objective is to inculcate in people in general and children in particular a genuine love for toys and games. Since 1982, it has been striving to infuse a new enthusiasm in society about the intrinsic worth of toys and games. Now it is hoping to sustain and enlarge this vision by ensuring closer co-operation among toy / games enthusiasts so that individuals as well as organization, society as well as state can pave the way for much bigger things.

Our Aim
• To educate children through play, beyond reading and writing, so as to help them acquire real skill and develop positive attitudes in their life.
• To instill a sense of pride within the young ones and further boost their confidence. For this we use the potential force of toys and games.

Toy/game libraries:
CTF has a modest, yet impressive network of over a hundred such libraries all over the country. The motto is ´Lend a toy, share a joy´, the slogan "Play together, stay together". Apart from spreading its wings to eight states/Union Territories, the FOUNDATION has also provided know-how and guidance in setting up similar libraries in Bangladesh and countries of the Gulf and Africa.

Activities:
• Children Toy Foundation helps and guides to set up toy/game libraries. CTF has so far helped various institutions to set up more than 273 toy/game libraries covering 11 states & 2 territories across the country. The foundation has provided know-how and guidance for setting up similar libraries in countries like Zanzibar and USA.
• TF also conducts ´On the Spot Game Contests´ at inter school level.
• CTF makes every effort: To develop indigenous games; To bring awareness about the importance of games in a child´s life; For donating toys and / or libraries to the deserving organisations for the lesser privilege children.
• Besides CTF has 4 mobile play van services
• CTF also arranges for special training of teachers for capacity building. And on holidays goes to the orphanages and shelter homes.

Future plans:
• A Play Park – Khilona Palace
• Toy / Game Research & Development Centre
• Toy / Game reference Library which will contain all relevant literature from all over the world.
• Toy / Game Workshop
• International Toy / Game Bank/ Exchange
• Toy / Game Library Administration Traning Center – A Diploma Course

Devendra S. Desai is the Founder/Mg.Trustee of the Children Toy Foundation (CTF).

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