Nishtha - Night Shelter

Project Brief: Nishtha is providing alternative education to children of sex workers. The aim of this project is to financially support their infrastructure.
Project Type: Alternative Education (description)
Primary Focus: children of sex workers (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Atlanta
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Padmanava Sen
Project Partner(s): Mina Das
Other Contacts: Abhyuday Mandal
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 483
Apr 2016AtlantaUSD 5804
Oct 2015NYC/NJUSD 3344
Jun 2015AtlantaUSD 684
Jun 2015AtlantaUSD 3431
Mar 2015AtlantaUSD 219
May 2014NYC/NJUSD 2863
Apr 2014AtlantaUSD 2918
Oct 2013AtlantaUSD 16545
Sep 2013AtlantaUSD 1068
Apr 2013AtlantaUSD 6502
Jun 2012AtlantaUSD 5500
Feb 2012AtlantaUSD 1150
Dec 2011AtlantaUSD 3000
Oct 2011Work an HourUSD 11558
Oct 2011AtlantaUSD 7619
Mar 2011AtlantaUSD 1500
Dec 2010AtlantaUSD 3000
Mar 2010AtlantaUSD 1750
Jun 2009AtlantaUSD 3000
Sep 2008AtlantaUSD 4200
Oct 2007AtlantaUSD 2500
Dec 2006AtlantaUSD 1000
Dec 2006AtlantaUSD 3000

Total = $92638

Nishtha is providing alternative education to children of sex workers. The aim of this project is to financially support their infrastructure for a Night Shelter (30-50 children).

Apart from Night shelter support, donors can support 10 girl students from marginalized community via the Sponsor a Student program.
You can support a student from this project for $16 a month. Partial support also welcome.
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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.
Mar 2017 Night Shelter Budget_2017_2018
Mar 2017 Budget for SAC Girls 2017_2018
Jan 2017 Night Shelter Proposal_2017_2018
Apr 2016 SACTwoGirlsCollegeEd_2016
Feb 2016 Night Shelter Budget 2016_2017.pdf
Jun 2015 Annual Report (2014-2015)
Jun 2015 Financial Report (2014-2015)
Apr 2015 Proposal 2015-2016
Apr 2015 Itemized Budget 2015-2016
Apr 2015 Support to Two Girls 2015-2016
Mar 2015 Additional Items
Jan 2015 Detailed Site Visit (Padmanava)
Jan 2015 Site visit Summary
Aug 2014 Annual Report (2013-2014)
Aug 2014 Financial Report (13-14)
Jul 2014 Construction Report Finances
Jul 2014 RnR Construction Report
Apr 2014 UpdatedAnnualBudget2014_2015
Dec 2013 Anu Site Visit Report Dec 2013
Sep 2013 Construction Proposal (Flood damage)
Apr 2013 Site Visit (Padmanava/Ajoy)
Mar 2013 Updated Proposal 2013-2014
Mar 2013 Financial Report 2012-2013
Feb 2013 Budget 2013 - 2014
Feb 2013 SAC Budget 2013 -2014
Dec 2012 Progress Report
Nov 2012 Site Visit 2012 (Bhavna)
May 2012 2012-2013 Night Shelter Budget
May 2012 Expense Report (2011-2012)
Feb 2012 TutoringSupportProposal
Dec 2011 Anuradha Site Visit Dec 2011
Dec 2011 Nishtha Visit (Asha Atlanta)
Aug 2011 Budget Details for Two College Students
Jul 2011 Case Study1 for NightShelter
Jul 2011 Case Study2 for NightShelter
Jun 2011 WAH 2011 Detailed Proposal
Apr 2011 WAH 2011 Proposal (Atlanta)
Apr 2011 2010-2011 Progress Report
Apr 2011 2009-2011 Financial Report
Dec 2010 Site Visit 2010
Dec 2010 WAH 2010-2011 Discussion Summary
Nov 2010 Budget Requested in Nov 2010
Jul 2010 Budget (2010-2011)
Jun 2010 Building Construction Detailed Estimate (WAH)
Apr 2010 WAH 2010 Proposal
Feb 2010 Discussions
Jan 2010 Progress Report 2009-2010
Jan 2010 Site Visit Report
Jun 2009 Budget proposal 2009-2010
Dec 2008 site visit report
Aug 2008 Budget proposal (2008)
Jan 2008 Site visit report
May 2007 Progress Report
May 2007 Education Proposal
Mar 2007 Financial report March 2007
Feb 2007 NIght Shelter report
Jan 2007 Financial report Jan 2007
Jan 2007 site visit dec 2006
Nov 2006 Proposal for construction
Oct 2006 Budget Proposal for Nishtha
Jul 2006 site visit july 2006