Sahay is an organisation bringing real and lasting change to the lives of children living in poverty. The organisation provides them with the opportunity to grow into healthy, educated and self reliant citizens. The NGO’s activities aim at building capacity with the help of workshops on leadership, communication, decision making, adolescent reproductive health and substance abuse.

Samaritan Help Mission

Samaritan Help Mission is a humanitarian institute located in the poverty stricken Tikaipara of Howrah district; it is one of the largest slums of the country. Samaritan Help Mission aims to provide low cost but quality education and quality primary healthcare facilities for underprivileged children, youth and women irrespective of caste, creed or religion.

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Sir Syed School, has three formal vernacular medium schools, with more than 1000 underprivileged students, recognized by the Government of West Bengal. Sir Syed School also has four non-formal schools to address the adolescent children without primary education. The school also offers scholarships to deserving and meritorious students from secondary and higher secondary level.

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Sundarban Orphanage Mission is an education charity working across the Sundarbans. The NGO built its first school in Thakurchak village, 60 kms from Kolkata. Jalaluddin Gaza, a taxi driver and the founder, single headedly set up the West Sunderbans Welfare Association to serve as a base for his fight against illiteracy.


Swapnopuron Welfare Society

Swapnopuron Welfare Society was founded in the year 2012. They undertake several socioeconomic development programmes in the village of Katakhali, an obscure village 80 kms from Kolkata. Swapnopuron’s flagship venture was a pre-primary school. Students are engaged in sports, recreation, science, art, theatre and extracurricular activities. Counselling is provided to parents and children to enhance their confidence.

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Tiljala Shed

Tiljala Society for Human and Educational Development works to improve the lives of people who are considered “untouchables” in the society – especially waste/rag pickers. The organisation is involved in providing education to deprived girls and helping children finish formal schooling. Tiljala has also formed a child labour school through its open shelter home programme.

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Tomorrow’s Foundation addresses the educational need of children who have either never been to a school or dropped out of certain reasons across West Bengal, Jharkhand and Chattisghar.Since 1991, Tomorrow’s Foundation has brought smiles to hundreds of little faces through its various programmes by providing educational support, healthcare, psychological counselling and rehabilitation of street children.

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Vivekananda Vikash Kendra provides primary and secondary level education to the underprivileged, privileged and tribals. The organisation runs two co-education schools in Purulia with state of the art infrastructure. The school provides education to 500 students, and hostel to 150 students. It also conducts awareness programmes regarding education, child abuse and trafficking.

Vivekananda Mission Ashram

Vivekanda Mission Ashram comprises numerous institutions from primary schools to degree colleges as well as a dedicated girls-only school. The campus also has a residential school for the blind, a training centre, a rehabilitation centre and a teaching training centre. Within this institute, medical course, diploma courses (optometry) and a nursing course specific to ophthalmology.

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