Mahadebnagar Rural Welfare Society (MRWS) works to improve the quality of lives of the marginalized, disadvantaged and underprivileged, and also for the protecting the resources and environment. They believe that the problems faced by society are interconnected poverty, illiteracy and unemployment, social injustice and middleclass apathy, health and environmental degradation. MRWS mission is to promote community-based development and assist them in strengthening and capacity development.
They work in the areas of:
Health: MRWS organizes free health camps with the help of doctors of district hospitals and from the Bureau of Primary Health Care. Normal blood tests, ECG tests, counselling about preventive measures against various diseases, free medicines distribution and free treatments are conducted at these camps. MRWS organizes Pulse Polio Eradication rallies and campaigns to spread awareness about polio and immunization to be taken to prevent it. Also, World AIDS Day is celebrated to create awareness about the infection, its causes, and prevention measures. MRWS also conducts advocacy programs for mothers and children to make the community aware about the rights of women and government laws against child labour.
Social: Every year, to prevent deaths of homeless due to freezing weather, MRWS conducts the Blanket Distribution Program under which warm blankets and old clothes are donated to poor and needy people, leprosy patients, and children. Also, International Women’s Day is celebrated to spread awareness of women’s rights, violence against women, and to discuss issues of child marriage, health, and education. MRWS is actively involved in creating awareness about Environmental Protection and Global Warming by organizing environmental seminars, workshops, competitions, exhibitions, and public meetings.
Education: MRWS encourages parents to enrol their children in schools and distributes free books and school kits among the students. Seminars are organised to address the issues of child labour and highlight the children’s right to education.
Sports: MRWS conducts a three-month Residential Program for Adolescents, taking into account the guidelines issued by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. Eminent personalities deliver lectures on different current topics related to the adolescent’s all-round development and their rights and responsibilities. With the support of the West Bengal State Sports Council, one day cricket matches are organised for the youth.
Income Rs8 lac
Expense Rs8 lac
Source : Audit Report 2015
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