Starting a journey together 38 years back in 1978 at Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith Purulia, we are together again... For a cause!
Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith Purulia, 1985 Batch is a registered society under West Bengal Societies Registration Act which aims to support efforts of grassroots change makers who are trying to bring change in society through educational, health and such other activities.
Binod of Jodugora. Mamoni of Bartar. Arup of Puncha. All from Purulia, West Bengal have something in common. They are trying to bring change in society they live and nearby almost single handedly. Where resources fail, they have been trying to rework the system through zeal and passion. Building up a team as they go.
We are awestruck! There would be many-many more such who are trying to bring change through their own means. We are trying to provide some support to these heroes of our times.
When we heard about Kolkata Police constable trying to run a school for 'Sabar' tribal children at Puncha, about 50 km from Purulia town, completely on his own, we did not take much time in deciding to support this school. The ‘school’ by Arup Mukherjee is exclusively for Sabar children whom the families cannot support. Total 53 children of age 6-13 are here. Rather than a school this can be termed as a ‘home’ for abandoned or nearly abandoned children. So naturally the most emphasis is on feeding them and keeping them rather than on study.
We have been providing various kind of support to the school for last six months, amongst many-many others who are supporting here too. In December, 2016 we again visited this school and thought of documenting the growth of the children here. So we took weight, height, classes they are studying in, names of parents, villages they come from and their proficiencies. We made provisions so that these are recorded every 3 months. The details can be viewed here