Naihati New Life Society (Naihati) was established in Kolkata in 2009. Its mission is to raise the social consciousness of people, especially the down-trodden. Naihati works for the comprehensive sustainable development of the down-trodden by training them in livelihood generating activities so that they become self-reliant in every aspect of life.
Their activities include:
Health: Naihati has initiated a permanent Health and Eye check-up Centre for the Mamudpur Panchayat, aiding pregnant women and the elderly with their health requirements. In collaboration with Susrut Eye Foundation (Kolkata), around 400 people underwent cataract surgeries in FY15. Also blood donation camps are organised to resolve the blood shortage issues in the area. Naihati also provides Mobile Health Services by visiting villages and providing free medicines and other health related services to the villagers. The organization has opened a free Charitable Dispensary in Kuliagarh village for mothers, children, and elderly citizens, where they are treated for various illnesses. Around 400 people benefitted from this dispensary in FY15.
Education: Naihati continues to contribute to society by aiding children that come from humble backgrounds with books and some financial assistance. They also maintain a small library to help students access books easily, and keep adding books every year. They organize cultural programmes and events like poster competition, music & drama competition, celebration of Independence Day, Tagores birthday, etc. for the children.
Livelihood: With the support of the Government, Naihati organizes a six-week training programme on TV & Sound system repairing. Stipends and Certificates are given to the trainees, after completion of the course. Traineesare encouraged to start their own livelihood activities by providing technical and entrepreneurial mentoring. Apart from this, Computer education training is also provided.
Shelter: Naihati runs an orphanage, Mukta Dhara, in Bhatpara, which currently provides shelter to 25 girls in the age group of 5-15 years. The organization takes care of their education, clothing, computer learning, food, accommodation and other basic needs.
Women Empowerment: Naihati arranges training programmes for marginalized women to provide them with skills and make them self-reliant. These include food-processing training where they are given raw material to make products like jam & jelly, beautician training, etc. Formation of women Self-Help Groups is encouraged.
Income Rs18 lac
Expense Rs17 lac
Source : Audit Report 2015
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