Bustee Welfare Center

Project Brief: The BWC is a non-governmental organization that tries to improve the lives of bustee children and give them a better future through education.
Project Type: Non-Formal Educational Centers (description)
Primary Focus: to go to formal school (description)

Secondary Focus: health and cleanliness

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: NYC/NJ
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Tia Sircar
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , 1/2 Lovelock Street,Kolkata,,
WEST BENGAL  700 019
Stewarding Chapter: NYC/NJ
Dec 2001NYC/NJUSD 2000
Dec 1999NYC/NJUSD 1700
Dec 1998NYC/NJUSD 1738
Dec 1997NYC/NJUSD 1500
Dec 1996NYC/NJUSD 1000

Total = $7938

BWC's goal is to nurture and develop the potential in each child so as to enable them to meet the challenges of life. In addition to education, BWC also emphasizes the importance of health, nutrition, and cleanliness.
Two schools offer kindergarten education and the third school from first to seventh grade. After grade 7, the children are placed in outside schools and then in colleges and vocational training centers, and are monitored right through.
BWC was started in 1968 by a private citizen to distribute milk to bustee children. In 1971, she and other like minded volunteers opened a primary school for the children. Today, BWC runs three schools. Two of them have nursery and KG classes, and the third has classes 1 through 7. The schools are currently Bengali medium, but are changing over to English medium.