Motherchak Naboday Kishalay Sangha (MNKS), established in 1985 in Paschim Medinipur district of West Bengal, promotes livelihood of ethnic tribal, dalits, women and children. Its vision is to establish an egalitarian society.
Major programs are:
Formation of Self Help Groups (SHGs) and Capacity Building: MNKS has formed 120 active Women SHGs in 7 blocks of the district. The women are inducted into various vocational skill training programs and are imparted skill training with assistance from West Bengal Swarojgar Development Corporation in mat weaving, crystal work and sal leaf plate making. Leaders are also made to undergo capacity building training.
Rani Hiranmayee Balika Home: This is a home for girl children who are hearing and speech impaired. The inmates of the home are referred to by Child Welfare Committee of Paschim Medinipur district. They are given accommodation, food, health check-ups and medicinal inputs and enjoy recreational activities like cycling and dancing. Vocational training is provided and plans are in place to start tailoring/stitching classes in future.
Vocational Training for People with Disabilities: The program is a revelation as it proves that adaptability among disabled in terms of acquiring skills is at par with others, if not better. It only takes them little longer to conceptualize skills. Beneficiaries are trained in file making, food processing, soft toy making and crystal work.
Creche cum Preparatory Center: School drop outs among tribal children is alarming as children between 5-7 years have difficulty coping in the formal school system. They are not able to easily adapt to the Bengali vernacular because they are used to speaking in the local Santali language MNKS has employed educated local youths for providing assistance in order to reduce drop outs.
Awareness Programs: Awareness sessions are organized in agriculture, horticulture, animal care, consumer affairs, women labour rights, and road safety rules. It benefits farmers, women and children. Blankets/warm clothes are distributed to tribal families having aged people.
Career Counselling and Guidance Program: Counselling sessions are organized for providing guidance to youth regarding academic and employment prospects.
Income Rs31 lac
Expense Rs31 lac
Source : Audit Report 2015
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