Nishtha - Jagaran

Project Brief: This project is to support Jagaran, an effort led by Nishtha to provide access of education to kids at risk from 4 villages in south 24 paraganas, West Bengal
Project Type: Alternative Education (description)
Primary Focus: to go to formal school (description)

Secondary Focus: children who are working

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Atlanta
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Anuradha Bulusu
Project Partner(s): Mina Das
Other Contacts: Padmanava Sen
Project Address: , VILL. SUBUDDHIPUR, DE PARA, P.O. BARUIPUR,DIST. SOUTH 24 PARGANAS, KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL,,
WEST BENGAL  700144
Tel: 091-033-2433 9865/1925
Stewarding Chapter: Atlanta
Sep 2016AtlantaUSD 136
Apr 2016AtlantaUSD 3895
Oct 2015NYC/NJUSD 9307
Jun 2015AtlantaUSD 6703
May 2014NYC/NJUSD 9938
Apr 2014AtlantaUSD 10004
Dec 2012DCUSD 4500
May 2012AtlantaUSD 3242
Feb 2012AtlantaUSD 1000
Mar 2011DCUSD 6150
Jul 2010BirminghamUSD 2000
Nov 2009DCUSD 2750
Jun 2009DCUSD 3000
Jun 2009BirminghamUSD 2000

Total = $64625

The overall goal of the project is to provide mainstream education to 200 children at risk from 4 villages of South 24 Parganas district, West Bengal and empower them with adequate knowledge, information and training.
In the remote village Baikunthapur of South 24 Parganas girl children and women were often deserted and became victims of exploitation, torture and violence. The condition of the children, particularly the girl children was equally distressing. Very few of them could get chance to go to school. In the year 1974 five women of this village were thrown out of their in-laws' house and two other women committed suicide driven by the torture in their in-laws house. This prompted Mrs. Pritilata Das and some other sensitive women to form a group called NISHTHA. Their aim is to empower women and children.