CCD-Education Programme

Project Brief: To fund the education programme led by Center for communication and development
Project Type: Alternative Education (description)
Primary Focus: other (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Atlanta
Status: Support ended.
Project Steward: Dinesh Bansal
Project Partner(s): Swapan Mukherjee
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Baikunthadeb Road, P.O. Madhyamgram,,District - 24 Parganas (N),,
Tel: 9133-25374660
Stewarding Chapter: Atlanta
Feb 2006AtlantaUSD 3000

Total = $3000

CCD aims to champion the rights of women and children through two major initiatives, namely.
1. Free the Children - India - A platform of over 5000 organizations working since 1995 for the children of India and neighboring countries to stand firm for child rights restoration so that underprivileged children can enjoy a fuller childhood.

2. Nari Vikas Kendra - A forum of grassroot level women functioning since 1994 for sustained development and empowerment of women and ensuring women's rights.
To develop an education programme led by Center for communication and development
The devastating flood of 1978 witnessed considerable damage to life and property, leaving thousands homeless, naked, hungry and helpless. A group of youth under the leadership of Swapan Mukherjee were moved with compassion and took up the challenge to side with the suffering. A flood relief programme was initiated. The group was able to reach out to thousands in distress and alleviate, although temporarily, the immediate sufferings of the people. This effort inspired them to plunge into development work with the poor and needy. The group formed themselves into an Association and CCD was conceived.

Today CCD is a leading development agency in the District of North 24 Parganas of West Bengal that has left an indelible impact on the lives of the people it partners with.

Eversince then, it has never looked back and has gone from strength to strength in its development journey these 25 years. (See Milestones, "CCD - Then & Now," "CCD -An Institution with a Difference.", Annual Report 2003-2004)
Funding is discontinued for lack of communications