Mukti - TSS Project (2011-2012)

Project Brief: Mukti TSS (2011-12) program supports education of talented student from poor back ground. Asha, Sheffield support some of the students in this program.
Project Type: Support a Child (description)
Primary Focus: dropouts (description)

Secondary Focus: to go to formal school

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Sheffield
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Vipulkumar Patel
Project Partner(s): Sankar Halder
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Purba Sridharpur,Raidighi,Purba Sridharpur,
WEST BENGAL  743383
Tel: +91 9932176287
Stewarding Chapter: Sheffield
Aug 2011SheffieldUSD 750
Aug 2011SheffieldGBP 500

Total = $1542.07

Mukti has dedicated itself to changing the lives of the Sunderban inhabitants through education. The generations of tomorrow will require training in order to be prepared for an ever-changing world and to avail of the opportunities that are now cropping up in India. The low literacy rate in the area is significantly affected by the lack of sufficient income, which puts pressure on the children to work to provide for themselves and the family. The TSS (2011-12) Project is a scholarship program created by Mukti through which individual students are provided with the support required to get access to a structured education. This project provides the financial support required for implementation of the project. Currently Asha Sheffield is supporting by providing partial financial assistance.
Charitable and socio-economic development trust MUKTI was established in 2003 from the vision of a Sunderban native Sankar Halder. Sankar grew up in an underprivileged family in the Sunderban and went through the trials and tribulations that people living in Sunderban suffer through. Sankar decided to involve educated and energetic local youth to develop themselves and their communities through various developmental projects. This vision led to the foundation of MUKTI.

MUKTI is registered under the Government of India Trust Act Section 64. It has an executive board who frame the policies and action items and pass down the action items to the ground level working committee. There are several different wings of the ground level working committee and every wing has several general members to implement the policies and work items of the board on the ground. A general body meeting is to be held every year. The executive board is elected for a two-year term, and will be dissolved and newly elected by and from the members by an electoral process.

MUKTI’s mission is to implement programs for upliftment of the underprivileged, illiterate, poor and backward people of mainly the Sunderban region by way of motivation and human resources development thus building a self-reliant society by efficient and effective utilization of local resources and implementation of environmentally sound policies.

MUKTI’s members are spread all over India and even outside India including the USA but MUKTI has an especially strong presence in the Sunderban area. We have more than 200 locals in the organization who are working for the sole development of the Sunderban region. Mukti's working members are divided in to four wings: health, education, economic and cultural. All interested people with a vision of help and with a broad vision to work for the underprivileged are welcome to the group.