Vikahar Paribar Bikash Kendra (VPBK) is located in Kolkata and was established in 1987. The organisation gives support to underprivileged children, and runs a crche, and a balwadi. In the past, it emphasised on women and elderly by providing education, healthcare, and skill development training. However since 2013, due to shortage of funds, VPBK has started concentrating on child development.
Some of their programmes are:
Jhilmil Shishu Siksha Kendra: VPBK runs a primary school at Vikahar village in Dakshin Dinajpur district, for children belonging to poor and disadvantaged families. A very nominal fee is charged for the same. Total strength of the school was 63 students in FY15.
Creche Programme: With support from the West Bengal Social Welfare Advisory Board, VPBK has organised a Creche centre at Vikahar. The children under 5 years of age are being provided with supplementary nutritious food for their integrated growth and are undergoing a process of societal integration through interactive learning games. 25 children were taken care of in FY15.
State Balwadi Centre: VPBK runs a State Balwadi Centre at Sukdebpur village in Dakshin Dinajpur district. The strength of the centre is 40 children falling in the 3 to 6 year age group. These children are groomed and nursed through songs, dances, rhymes, and games, to ensure their cognitive and physical development. When they turn 6 years old, they are mainstreamed by enrolling in Class I in a nearby primary school.
Other programmes: Awareness camps are conducted to enlighten the beneficiaries about prevention of early marriages, gender injustice, sexual abuse of girl children, and importance of education of girl children. VPBK has also organized training on kitchen gardening and taken initiatives to plant saplings with the help of school children.
Income Rs1 lac
Expense Rs1 lac
Source : Audit Report 2015
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