Delhi, Delhi NGOs, Founding Story, Society for Child Development

How it began at Society for Child Development

Madhumita Puri, who is the founder of the Delhi-based Society for Child Development (SFCD), was a leading psychologist in the late 80s. She was amongst the top psychologists from AIIMS’ Genetics department. As part of her research, she was also working for disabled and mentally challenged (also known as Intellectually Disabled) kids. During her research,…

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Kolkata, Sabuj Sangha, West Bengal

Sabuj Sangha

The Sunderbans are known for its tiger reserves and unique beauty. But what’s also rampant in the area is poverty – no good roads or clean, drinking water, and poor food supplies forcing residents to eat weed grown in the village ponds. We parked the car a kilometer or so before a bridge that connects…

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Girl Child, Kolkata, Sarada Ramkrishna (Sishu O Mahila) Sevashram, West Bengal, Widows, Women's Rights

How it began at Sarada Ramkrishna (Sishu O Mahila) Sevashram

The Late Tarani Chakraborthy, who was the founder and secretary of Sarada Ramakrishna Sevashram, was once upon a time the only educated woman in her village Morjada in South 24 Paraganas district, Kolkata. She belongs to a Bengali Brahmin family and her father used to work at the village temple. The early 60s was a…

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