Totopara - Ranapara Gram Biksha Kendra

Project Brief: Run by Ranapara Gram Biksha Kendra based in Howrah, this project aims to provide education for children living in Totopara, primarily Toto tribe.
Project Type: Alternative Education (description)
Primary Focus: children with disabilities (description)

Secondary Focus: vocational training

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Cornell
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Poornima Padmanabhan
Project Partner(s): Hemanta Samanta
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , ,,Totopara,
Stewarding Chapter: Cornell

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The project aims at primary non-formal education of children from Toto tribes. The project also is a way to foster parent-teacher and community relationships that will help in establishing a livelihood. A substantial portion of this tribe is inflicted with thalassaemia. The project uses alternative techniques for education and environmental studies.
The aims of our group are to establish self-help rural civil society equipped with capacity and skill for livelihood development, gender justice and human rights.
Founded in 1996, RGBK is one of West Bengal's most diverse Non-Government Organizations (NGO). Operating from Amta, Howrah and two development centers and branch offices in rural Howrah and Jalpaiguri, RGBK 's programs are based on the belief that local people are best suited to shape and sustain their own development. RGBK has pioneered grassroots growth that is marked by extensive involvement of villagers not only as beneficiaries, but also as planners, managers, and leaders.