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  project name ~ Purulia- Community Development

category ~ Community Empowerment

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

Purulia- Community Development

  NGO

 

Nanritam

  Category

 

Community Empowerment

  District

 

Purulia

  State

 

West Bengal

  Budget Approved

 

Rs 608034

 

  Year Approved

 

2006

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

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  Chapter Coordinators

 

Sonali Tamhankar
Soumya Ganguly

 

Portland
Baltimore
Baltimore

 

  Caption

 

 

This is the school building in Para. They are going to convert this building into a hospital, as they do not have enough funds for a new hospital building. The school will be held in another "kachcha" building. They currently only have some solar lights, which are quite inadequate. This project is to fund electrification of the site.

 

  Summary

 

 

Nanritam is an NGO run by dedicated professionals from Kolkatta. Their project in Para is quite ambitious, with a total budget of over $250K.

Portland chapter looked at the project and identified a part of the project that we could afford to fund, and which was a top priority for the NGO. This turned out to be the electrification of the site, and the hospital they are building. The village does not have electricity at the moment. The project is run with some solar lights, which are quite inadequate for a hospital, which will house an eye microscope for surgery.

This project was approved unanimously by the chapter. The budget is for getting a connection from the WB state electricity board, doing the internal wiring, and for a back-up generator, which will be a must in a rural WB hospital.

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Microscope Funds, Rs. 2 lakh: This project was approved by AID Portland on May 19, 2008. However, funds for this part of the project come from AID Baltimore, who previously owned this part, and the common pool. Please see the "Microscope History" document. The microscope has already been purchased, and the Eye Surgery Center opened in February 2008. 146 Cataract operations have already been performed.


 
 

  Achievements

 

 

A non-formal school has been started with a present strength of 48 children of 4-7 years of age School building comprises of a single storeyed building with 3 classrooms, a teachers room and a toilet, all very scantily furnished Comprehensive health care provision has been initiated, through local health workers, under the able guidance of trained physicians regular health checkup camps attended by qualified specialists from various streams provision of low cost medicines & spects Cataract surgery camps Arrangements for low cost institutional treatment, surgery & investigations Self employment: The following training programs have been already started: Tailoring Knitting Carpentry Embroidery, Batik & Fabric painting Computer basics Poultry farming

 

  Goals

 

 

holistic improvement of the life status of the people of Para village bring about a change in the life quality of the people, without affecting their life style & culture. bring about physical, social & moral up-liftment by provision of basic needs of health, education, nutrition & social awareness. bring about improvement of their financial status by making them self supportive, through self employment and self help schemes, by utilizing local resources leaving their normal life pattern & culture unaffected.

 
 

  


 
 
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