FOR STREET CHLIDREN, CHILD LABOUR; CHILDREN IN
SLUMS, (SOUTH AND NORTH KOLKATA):
An overall development of children of slum and
street dwellers through education,
health care and vocational skill development.
Children in the age group of 6-15 years.
The centers are situated in the area adjoining
The Crematorium of Kalighat, Ward 88 (72 Children),
Kumartully ward 9 (80 Children),
Panchanantala ward 90 ( 50 Children),
5 star club (60 Children),
Tank and Pallymangal, Ward 6,under KMC (36 Children),
Under KMC, Borough 1
WIF is running 3 education center Akra platform
ward 21, Akra Phatak ward 7 and Santoshpur ward
16 under Maheshtala Municipality, 24 Parganas
Non- Formal Education
for children from 6 years to 16 years.
Remedial classes for mainstreamed
school going children: WIF started remedial
education to prevent dropouts. These classes
motivate the students and create interest towards
Meetings: Mothers are provided by an
updated progress report of their children along
with tips on the general health care of their
Recreation : WIF
organizes various recreational programs through
out the year. In the month of October 2005,
on the occasion of Durga Puja, the biggest festivals
of West Bengal, new clothes were distributed
among the children., A get together was organized,
where the children were provided with special
nutrition after their return from puja break.
On 1st December 2005,World AIDS Day was observed,
WIF set up a booth at an important road crossing..
At the booth, as part of awareness generation,
a video film on AIDS was shown. Leaflets, pamphlets
and condoms were distributed and a cultural
group ‘Sharmistha Cultural Group’
staged a street drama.
The project staff, teachers and helpers participated
in this program
To provide education to the street children and
to sensitize the enforcement machinery.
Children in the age group of 5 yrs to 14 yrs.
In collaboration with Kolkata Police, WIF runs
Nabodisha Project for Street Children in 9 Police
Stations at :
Ballygunge, ward 69
Bhawanipore, ward 72
Chetla, ward 82
Amherstreet, ward 38
Manicktala, ward 15
Jorasankho, ward 20
Ultadanga, ward 12
Tangra, ward 57, and
Jorabagan, ward 20
On 23rd January 2006 Commissioner of Police
Mr. Prasun Mukerjee gave the charge of 11 New
Nabodisha to WIF at the followings PS :
Non Formal Education
WIF provides non-formal education children who
are now familiar with alphabets and numbers
and are able to write words and sentences.
Remedial class provides support to prevent dropouts.
. The teachers help the children with their
WIF provided supplementary nutrition such as
bread, bun, jaggery, eggs or seasonal fruits.
The Supervisor and the teacher generate awareness
on personal Health and hygiene. In case of illness
Doctors from Lions Club of District B1 and B2
attaints the children. Lions Club also organizes
Health camp once every month, where Doctors
conduct routine check ups and prescribes medicine.
There have been various trips and programmes
organised for the children for recreational
IN RED LIGHT AREAS
The main projects that are handled by WIF in these
DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (ICDS)
To promote an all round development including
cognitive, physical and social upliftment of
the children of Sex workers
To generate awareness in regard to the health
status of the children.
Generate awareness in regard to the health status
of the children
Children from 0- 3 yrs and 3 – 6 yrs
PROJECT AREAL :
Currently WIF is running 23 ICDS center at:
Budge budge red light ares
An evening crèche at Sonagachi and Gaia
Jalpole red light area is also manned by WIF.
Along with ICDS project WIF is running 5 centers
in red light areas Kalighat, Chetala, Munshigungj,
Garia, Budge Budge,
To provide development options to the children
of CSWs in the red light area through the provision
of integrated services adopting a life cycle
Provides support to the main streamed children
preventing their dropout from the regular schools.
HEALTH & HYGIENE
Maintaining & Monitoring of proper health
Provides nutritious diets like sweet buns, seasonal
fruits, eggs, salads, biscuits, puffed rice
HIV / AIDS AWARNESS
Awareness on HIV/ AIDS, prevention, treatment,
importance of condoms,
personal hygiene, environmental health &
WIF provides vocational training (tailoring,
embroidery & making jute bags) to adolescent
girls in alternative mainstream profession.
At present there are 20 girls taking this training
cultural program on the occasion of Rabindranath
Tagore birth anniversary
Cultural programme on “Teachers day”
Distribution of dresses on the occasion of Durga
Visit to Zoological Garden
SINCE 1990 WIF IS WORKING IN THE FIELD OF HIV
AND AIDS WITH A GOAL
To prevent the spread of HIV/ AIDS, STDs
Health awareness among Women in prostitution,
truckers, migrant labourers and slum communities.
Detection and treatment of STD.
Spreading and generating awareness
Prevent spread of HIV/AIDs.
Care & Support services for PLWHAs
Centres in Kolkata (Kalighat,Chetla,Tollygunj,Garia,Munshigunnge,Sonagachi,Khidderpore)
Centres in Districts, Hooghly,Nadia,Burdwan,
WIF in collaboration with Helpage India is working
to rehabilitate the aged sex worker from Kalighat
and Sonagachi red light areas.
Providing food and dry ration.
Providing pocket money in cash of Rs.50/- per
month per person.
Distributing clothes & medicine and personal
Weekly health checkup
Mobile medical unit
are been selected by WIF who are looked after
Shikshalaya is an Alternative Formal Primary Education
Programme for deprived urban children. It has
come under Education Guarantee Scheme –
Sarbo Shiksha Abhijan
WIF has set up 13 Shikshalaya Centres in ward
no. 1 and 6 of which
6 are Bengali,
2 are Hindi &
5 are Urdu medium
Children are receiving education up to class
IV. In this year twelve students have been promoted
from Class IV to class V They belong to very
low economic strata.
At present there are 343
Boys and 302 Girls.
NO. OF BENIFICIARIES: 645 Children
& RETAINING OF DEPRIVED URBAN CHILDREN
WIF intents to intervene and wants to ensure that
the street children who are between 5 –
14 years are ensured education through retention,
mainstreaming and providing quality education
in formal schools.
The objective being to retain children enrolled
in formal primary schools through a computerized
child-tracking system and back up support. It
aims to mainstream overage, vulnerable and out
of school children into formal schools. It also
intends to ensure the participation of the community
in education of deprived urban children.
The project will be implemented in the following
Ward 9 in and around Kumartully
Ward 11 in and around Khanna and Shyambazar
Ward 12 in and around Shyambazar and Khanna
Ward 13 it covers Muchibazar, Telenga Bagan
Ward 15 from Gouri Bari to Maniktolla.
OF TRAFFICKING IN WOMEN AND CHILDREN BETWEEN BANGLADESH
AND WEST BENGAL.
The trafficking of human being is the third largest
income generating activities for organised crime
after weapons / arms and drug smuggling and generates
billions of dollars of illegal funds annually.
The overall aim of the programme is to compact
trafficking in human beings, especially Women
This will be done through information collection
and dissemination, strengthening civil societies,
raising awareness and creating sustainable linkages
Vulnerable communities, especially women and
children from poor households and villages located
in areas often targeted by traffickers.
· The target beneficiaries are the women
and children aged between four and twenty five
from the vulnerable household in khulna Division
of Bangladesh and the West Bengal Panchayats
of India who are most at risk of being targeted
by human traffickers.
, the Self Reliance,
is a vocational training centre
designed to impart skill training in the art
of making stained glass
items to adolescent
girls, rescued from red light areas, trafficked
and children of women in prostitution. Stained
glass is the art of designing on coloured
, whereby beautiful patterns of
coloured glass could be carved on lampshades,
door panels, and windows.
The core objective
is to provide
fundamental enhancement of the capacity for social
and economic self-reliance in vulnerable young
To generate new and organic knowledge through
specialized systematic training and it is in this
context that a training unit was set up in October
WIF has appointed a trained teacher to train the
girls in art of making Stain Glass.
Besides making stained glass
products, the girls have also learnt management
skills by learning about costing, pricing, profit,
loss, packaging etc.
Deity of the Goddesses
– A home for rescued, trafficked and orphaned
girls and children of AIDS victims
Nijoloy is an integrated institutional complex
at Ganganagar, Madyamgrram, 24 parganas (N) with
a capacity of sheltering 100 girl children. It
is spread over two bigas of land with covered
areas of 14000 sq. ft.
Currently Nijoloy shelters 70 girl children of
women in prostitution living in red-light areas
at a risk of being sexually abused by their mother’s
clients and trafficked.Through these activities
the children of Nijoloy are now self-reliant
All the children are going to local Primary, Middle
level schools (classes I to VIII). They learn
music and dance participate in sports and receive
every support to help them grow into confident,
bright young adults, ready to face the world and
totally integrated into society.
ACTION AGAINST TRAFFICKING AND SEXUAL EXPLOITATION
OF CHILDREN (ATSEC) WEST BENGAL
ATSEC West Bengal works for the prevention
of trafficking and sexual abuse of children and
women both with the state, region & across
the border in partnership with the Bangladesh
GP level meeting at Panjul by
involving NGOs ICDS workers, social workers and
Panchayat functionaries regarding women and child
The Endogenous Tourism Programme at Ballavpur
Danga, (Santiniketan), District Birbhum, West
Bengal is being implemented supported by the Ministry
of Tourism, Govt. of India & UNDP.
At Ballavpur Danga WIF aims to
bring about an improvement of the livelihood pattern
and development of the tribal community in the
village area through community participation,
tourism promotion approaches and a strategy of
appropriate interactions of tourists with the
ethnic tribal communities of the village.
While the software plans are
being undertaken by WIF, the hardware/construction
plans are to be implemented by the Birbhum Zilla
Parishad & SSDA.
Socio- Economic Survey
Women’s Meetings/ Community Meetings (59)
Youth Group Meetings (53)
Capacity Building/ follow up with SHGs (116)
Meetings with Adolescent girls & ICDS workers
Awareness on Health & Hygiene (9)
Meetings with local community (5)
Workshop with Gram Panchayats (1)
Poush Mela Exhibition (1)
Consumer Information System
Create Consumer Awareness on Rights and responsibilities
The Project Area
Promote Consumer education in Schools, Colleges
and in urban and rural area
project is focused in Birbhum District. To give
a concentrative effort, WIF has set up District
Consumer Information System Cell in Suri
Consumer Awareness Programme near major market
Redressal Cell, were consumers can get guidance
and help in problem related to products.