Towards Future was established in 2008 to provide basic education and healthcare to the underprivileged in the rural areas of West Bengal through a school and community development program.
Some of their activities are:
Ensuring Educational Rights of the children: Towards Future started work on ensuring educational rights to under privileged children with the support of ActionAid Association from July 2012. Initially work started in ten villages, now it has spread to nearly fifteen villages in Rajarhat Block. Through this project Towards Future aims at providing education by promoting campaigns on right to education. Their main approach is to develop a network at the grass-root level which can work for educational rights of the children. This network will monitor the education cell at the block level & district level. They also organize training and workshops for all stakeholders.
Empowering women & girls for their basic rights: Towards Future has been working for the rights of women & girls for last four years. The basic objective of this project is to ensure safety and security for women and young girls. They also organize training and workshops on gender issues, prohibition of child marriage, life skills, etc.
Smile – Individual Child Sponsorship Program: Towards Future introduced a child sponsorship scheme in the project area to encourage quality education among children. This sponsorship ensures the child’s educational expenses and has been monitored by community volunteers on a regular basis. Sponsors get an annual progress report of their sponsored child along with current photographs of the child. So far there are only 7 sponsored children.
Capacity Building Program for staff: From 2013, Towards Future introduced capacity building training program for their staff. Through this program their staff have learnt how to prepare reports and how to document activities. Besides this, they have also attended different workshops and training programs in Bangalore, Delhi, and Kolkata. Towards Future also organizes exposure visits to other organizations that do similar programs. It enriches their staff and makes them confident about their work.
Income Rs40 lac
Expense Rs36 lac
Source : Audit Report 2015
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