Sarada Kalyan Bhander (SKB) has made most sincere and concerted endeavors to ensure that the budding young talents do come out successful in their grim battle of life and attain the goal of education. For the unstinted encouragement and support extended to them by SKB the young talents could be established in life.
SKB initiated Child Welfare Project with one village Baisakhipally enrolling 34 children in 1989. They were given non-formal education. These children were the victims of domestic and social negligence. Most of the children were engaged as beggars, bonded laborers, coolies, brick field workers and house servants. Today these children receive free regular remedial coaching for improvement of their studies from nursery to Secondary level. PT, Yoga, Drawing, Music, dance, computer classes & spoken English classes are conducted as part of their daily routine for developing their total personality. Study materials, uniform, winter clothing, nutritional tiffin, fruits and milk are given twice to children.
Over the years, the number of beneficiaries covered by the welfare projects of the SKB has grown progressively as resource mobilization by the Trustees and other well-wishers of the SKB registered a spectacular increase simultaneously. As of now, the total number of beneficiaries covered by Child Welfare project of the SKB stands at nearly 665 children.
Currently, the project covers children of following twelve (12) villages of West Midnapore: Baishakhi Pally, Gabnala, Khejurdanga, Nicchu Gope, Hamarpata, Indirapally, Suryanagar, Jharnadanga, Nibedita Pally, Bhagabati Pally, Rangamati, Pakhija Pally. In order to further social and educational upliftmet amongst the deprived sections of rural Bengal, the management of the SKB wishes to expand beyond Paschim Medinipur district. The trust would like to support 100 children more in and around Medinipur district for their education, physical and mental health and complete growth. The project aims the following activities:
Field of activities under CWP
Major Fields of activities under CWP are Remedial session, Computer Class, Spoken English class, Girl Child Promotion Scheme, Extra Curricular Activities and Medical Checkup.
There are two sessions i.e. Morning Session and Evening Session. Morning session is from 6.30 a.m. to 8.30 a.m. and Evening session is from 4.30 P.M. to 6.30 P.M. Each session is of two hours. Morning session is for children from Standard IV to Standard X and Evening Session is for children from Nursery to Standard IV. Teachers explain different subject with the help of charts, globes, maps and other aids to make study full of fun and interesting. There is library facility for the children to take books in the home and they can also read in the library.
Children are being taught with the aid of Globe, Charts and Maps.
Library books are being issued to the Children in the Library.
Computer classes are held class wise for students from class V to class X in evening session. Students are taught with basic knowledge of computer, file handling, painting, Ms-Office tools, simple programming etc.
Spoken English Class:
Students from class V to class X actively take part in conversation in English with the help of teacher.
Girl Child Promotion Scheme:
Meritorious girl child are identified and they are provided with special coaching for improvement in their studies. In this scheme, special care is also taken for girl child who, for any reason, dropped out from classes. Their weaknesses are identified and remedial measures are taken.
Extra Curricular Activities:
There are also sessions for various extracurricular activities viz. PT, Yoga, Dancing, Singing, Painting, Recitation, Sports etc. Competitions are held among children to encourage these activities and prizes are given to winners. Children are also encouraged to take part in external competitions to prove their ability. Children show their writing abilities in Wall Magazine named PHILJHURI. Paintings of the student are often used by outside organizations in greeting cards etc. Their creating abilities are flourished with paintings in earthen pots which are displayed during functions organized by SKB.
Vocal Music class:
Prize distribution for various internal competitions:
General health of the students is regularly checked by qualified doctors and students are provided with free medicines as per their requirement. Besides, with the help of eminent doctors, various checkup camps for eye checkup, dental care, diagnostic tastes etc. are organized.
Another important activity under child welfare programme is Orphan Project where orphan children in nearby villages are provided with clothing, winter clothing, school dresses, school bags and other requirements.
Children in SKB celebrate various anniversaries in the premises of Sarada Kalyan Pith all the year round.
Independence Day Celebration:
Saraswati Puja Celebration:
Children are enjoying Prasad during Saraswati Puja:
There are regular parent teacher interactions to appraise the parents about their wards for taking corrective steps, if required and the parents are also advised for betterment of their wards.