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Action in Community and Training (ACT) was formed on 14th August, 2001 by a group of social workers to perform their work in a better and more effective way. In the very first year, ACT had been able to start a Balwadi in Alakananda slums in South Delhi and a Remedial Education Center for poor students in Nagla-machhi slums near ITO. Later a Tailoring Learning Center had been opened in Nagla-machhi. The centers were run by ACT through little fees from students and donations from its members only.

In 2003, ACT has been registered as a society and started a few more projects. These consisted of Polio Eradication Camps at Nagla-machhi and Janta Camp near ITO; Health Check-up Camp at Mandi Gaon, Nagla-machhi, and Janta Camp; Forming of Self Help Groups followed by Micro-credit activities in Nagla-machhi.

In January 2004, ACT had been awarded with a Research Study on ĎStatus and Empowerment of Poor Muslim Womení by Delhi Minorities Commission. This was the first project from the govt. as well as the first project for which ACT has received Grant-in-aid. The study covered different parts of Delhi viz. Mongolpuri, Sultanpuri, Khajuri-khas, Seelampur, Nagla-machhi and Okhla slums. ACT had submitted itís report in time and recommended ways to uplift the Status of Poor Muslim Women. In June 2004, ACT has been awarded by the Department of Health & family welfare of Delhi  to start and run a TB DOT Centre at Nagla-machhi slums. This has been started in August 2004 and 18 patients had been enrolled and provided with regular medication and check-ups.