Kalyania - Prayas Centre

Project Brief: This project is to support a prayas center for special education and vocational training
Project Type: Alternative Education (description)
Primary Focus: children of migrant workers (description)

Secondary Focus: vocational training

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Atlanta
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Abhyuday Mandal
Project Partner(s): Chitreshwar Sen
Other Contacts: Padmanava Sen
Project Address: , B-1/275 Kalyani,,,
WEST BENGAL  741235
Tel: +91-(33) 25820741/0318
Stewarding Chapter: Atlanta
Jul 2017NYC/NJUSD 6323
May 2017AtlantaUSD 7097
Sep 2016AtlantaUSD 6043
Aug 2016NYC/NJUSD 8040
Nov 2015NYC/NJUSD 8562
May 2015AtlantaUSD 5605
Oct 2014AthensUSD 8248
Jul 2014AtlantaUSD 3554
Feb 2014AthensUSD 491
Jun 2012AtlantaUSD 2500
Sep 2010AtlantaUSD 3500
Jul 2009AtlantaUSD 3500
Mar 2008AtlantaUSD 3000

Total = $66463

This project is to support a prayas center for special education and vocational training for women and children of the deprived in Kalyani, West Bengal.
The key objectives are :
- Empowerment of women and children through non-formal and vocational education and training,
- Holistic education for deprived children living by the river bank or ghettos.

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Kalyania started with a primary focus on health care, attending to the senior citizens and subsequently took on the education for those who otherwise do not get it. With these in view, a group of people consisting largely of Doctors, University Professors and retired execs established the Kalyania Society in 1998 with the objective of providing help to those who need them most. Since then it has grown involving a good section of like-minded persons, young, middle aged and old. The objectives finally jelled into:

1. Generating health care through women empowerment and providing avenues for earning through vocation as training in the form of Sevika training and Home Nursing training centers. For Sevika training, they have 10-15 students per batch and 2 batches per year. For Home Nursing training, they have 20 students per batch and 2 batches per year.

2. Holistic education for the children of the deprived and the downtrodden, living largely in ghettos or inhabitable locations by establishing Suhasini Sishu Niketan, a primary school. For the primary school, they have 90 students.

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