BARADRONE SOCIAL WELFARE INSTITUTION (BSWI)

OUR MISSION To accelerate social and economic changes amongst the resource-poor and the marginalized sections of the rural and urban societies. OUR VISION To contribute to building a society where all people can gain access to education, health care, and employment opportunities and where people can realize their full potential.

BARADRONE SOCIAL WELFARE INSTITUTION (BSWI)
Village & P.O. Baradrone, Block -Diamond Harbour, District - South 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India
NIL
KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL 743332
India
+ 91 03174 256224
http://bradrone.org

General Secretary & Chief Executive Officer

Sanjib Bhattacharya

Management Team

Prasanna Modak, Anadi Naskar, Dhula Mondal, Tapasi Naskar, Joydeb Mondal, Nemai Ghosh, Sanat Sarkar, Monoranjan Barman, Moloy Mondal, Sunil Naskar, Pradip Purkait, Swapan Naskar, Sufal Mondal, Chandicharan Naskar

Board of Directors

Pranabesh Chakraborty, Prasanta Mitra, Sanjib Bhattacharya, Pranabananda Bhattacharya, Haran Chandra Paik, Gour Gopal Naskar, Sabdar Ali Kayal, Arati Sarkar, Tarani Naskar, Prasanna Modak, Anadi Naskar, Dhula Mondal, Tapasi Naskar, Joydeb Mondal, Nemai Ghosh, Sanat Sarkar, Monoranjan Barman, Moloy Mondal, Sunil Naskar, Pradip Purkait, Swapan Naskar, Sufal Mondal, Chandicharan Naskar

Mission

OUR MISSION To accelerate social and economic changes amongst the resource-poor and the marginalized sections of the rural and urban societies. OUR VISION To contribute to building a society where all people can gain access to education, health care, and employment opportunities and where people can realize their full potential.

Programs

- BSWI is currently reaching to more than 5000 families (about 24000 population) in various villages of West Bengal. - It is providing training and technical assistance in non-formal education, community development, maternal and child health, school governance, integrated literacy, small enterprise development, micro-finance (savings & credit), HIV/AIDS education, awareness and women's empowerment. - BSWI also works to strengthen literacy, adult basic education and health programs in collaboration with government departments. - In all its interventions, BSWI places topmost priority on children (especially the girls) and women, who are not getting justice and are the victims of exploitation and oppression. - BSWI organises the women in self-help groups (SHGs) and strengthen such SHGs to demand their legitimate claims from the society and system. - The SHGs are the nodal institutions in the village level, who learn to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate the programs of BSWI as well as they take collective roles in implementation process of the State (Government) sponsored development schemes meant for the poor. - When matured, these SHGs collectively form Cluster Level Organisations called the 'Village Development Councils' (VDCs). - These VDCs are the nucleus of BSWI's program implementation structure, who collectively campaign on human rights, women's issues, livelihood programs and act as a catalyst in creating a bridge between the government departments; BSWI and the villagers. BSWI has a three-pronged approach towards sustainable rural development process: (i) Education and Awareness BSWI runs pre-primary, non-formal, supplementary and functional literacy for the children (especially for drop-out girls), increases school going habits among the furst generation kids so that they achieve the school education and enrich the society where they live in. In this process, health education and awareness on personal health and hygiene; biological education; Mother & Child Health; awareness on HIV/AIDS; Adolescent Health awareness are combined in the education curriculum of BSWI-run schools and education programs. (ii) Women's Empowerment: Human Rights and Women's Rights are the most fundamental interventions of BSWI in all of its program approaches. "An empowered community can take any challenge for their own well-being" is the ideology in which BSWI has a firm belief. Various training and orientation programs on SHG dynamics; legal aid; rights based approaches; literacy drives; collaboration with the mainstream agencies; networking with the State-sponsored schemes are organised in frequent intervals. The rural women are strengthened mentally and socially after receiving such trainings and they act as agents of change. Many a women have also been able to assert their rights from the society and the government department as a result of such trainings and constant pursuance of the education they receive from such trainings organised by BSWI. (iii) Livelihood Development: BSWI takes up appropriate livelihoods strategies in various areas keeping in view the need, capacity, appropriateness and applicability of the programs. The programs range from household enterprises to farm improvement to natural resource management to animal husbandry activities. Thousands of poor rural women have been benefited till now from such activities sponsored by BSWI. The issues addressed by BSWI are: - child labour - child trafficking - human (women) trafficking - migration of women / men - child (especially the girls') dropouts - low wages / discriminatory wages - early marriages - teen pregnancies - indebtedness

Statistics on BARADRONE SOCIAL WELFARE INSTITUTION (BSWI)

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2011: $210,000
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $210,000
  • Other funding sources: 21% community contributions, 12% government, 54% foundations, 9% own income generating projects, 4% other
  • Religious Affiliation: None