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FOR WOMEN

Kankura Masat Social Welfare Society works for women empowerment , youth (men & women) development with livelihood promotion  through computer training , first-aid & nursing training . Rotary club of Calcutta South Suberban helps for these training. We provide tailoring training  and dry flower making training in our local underprivileged young women. Several health awereness camp are organized by our organization with the help of Rotary Club.

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HEALTH

The KMSWS health program was incepted in 2001. Initially, we organized awareness camps, rallies etc. to make local community members aware about our program. Subsequently, immunization camp on hepatitis-B, mega health check up camp for mother/child and elderly people were routinely organized every year. Eye testing camps and IOL operation facilities were provided free of cost. Each year, approximately 89 people came to get their eyes tested by doctors, and among them about 10 -12 people had to go for IOL operation. During the last 5 years, a total of 400 people availed our free eye check up facilities, while 59 aged among them accessed the free IOL eye-operation facilities. Apart from the eye check-up and operation facilities, we have been able to provide financial support for the heart surgery of 2 children from BM Birla Heart Research Institute, Kolkata and RN Tagore Hospital, Kolkata. Baby Pritha Mondal (6 months old) of Falta and baby Dip Mondal (2 and half yrs old) from Diamond Harbor, both came from underprivileged families, who were unable to bear the high operation costs of more than one lakh rupees.

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

Since 2008, we have been working with another Kolkata based organization DRCSC, on sustainable agriculture, environment, and livelihood. A farmer’s club was started within our organization, and we have taken several steps to raise awareness among local farmers on the usefulness of organic farming. The club has taken initiatives to produce bio-fertilizer and is trying to motivate local farmers to cultivate their lands, using the home-produced fertilizer replacing chemical fertilizer. We have also been successful in establishing 4 vermicompost pits.
We are organizing the awareness camps, every year, on organic farming with help from Rotary Club. During the last 5 years almost 390 farmers attended our program on sustainable agriculture. KMSWS is also involved in providing hands-on training to local
farmers on regular maintenance of vermicompost pits. KMSWS has a kitchen garden at the roof of our organization, where we use 100% bio-fertilizer to cultivate vegetables. We grow vegetables twice a year in our garden.

PROGRAMME FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

KMSWS initiated this program in 2006. We celebrate festivals of ‘Rakhi Bandhan’ and ‘Dol Utsav’, with our senior citizens through this program. Every year we invite 80 individuals (belonging to the BPL category), aged above 60 years from the neighboring 9 villages. They come here and enjoy the moment along with us. During ‘Rakhi’ and ‘Holi’, our members seek the blessings of the elder citizens through ‘PRANAM and ASIRBAD’. We also provide lunch to all participants during the events. We also provide assistance by distributing walking sticks, umbrellas and blankets to them after the celebration. They get free health check up, 2 times in a year from KMSWS. The senior citizens also receive health cards from another NGO, Help-Age India, using which they can purchase medicines at a discounted price.

ACCOLADES

The work done by KMSWS, over the years, has been
acknowledged and appreciated by our partner organizations like Rotary Club and also by the West Bengal Government.