North Bengal Art Academy (NBAA) focuses on the problems faced by the marginalized communities residing in the Northern Bengal areas. NBAAs main areas of activities revolve around Income generation and skill development, agricultural development projects, women empowerment, nutrition, education, sanitation and employment generation.
Their activities include:
Microplanning and baseline survey: NBAA conducts microplanning and baseline surveys in forests and village. Micro Planning is an empowering process and it helps the villagers to know or learn more about themselves, about the resources available in the forest, the challenges of leading lives in the forest. Micro plan helps to identify and then plan for the development of the forest villages.
Skill Development: Provides various Diploma and certificate courses for necessary skill development and career mobility to provide a self sufficient and productive livelihood. NBAA provided computer course for 20 beneficiaries of 30 days at Rangamat, Pre-primary teacher training courses, this course makes one eligible to teach from Nursery, Montessori, and Kindergarten age group till class five. It also focuses on other various courses like beautician, cutting and tailoring, welding training, car driving cum servicing, mobile servicing, tourism and even dragonfruit cultivation.
Agriculture Development Project: North Bengal Art Academy is associated with a number of Agriculture development projects. Through these projects the people of the rural areas are taught various modern methods of cultivation. NBAA engages in providing training to the youths and the unemployed in various organic farming methods through which these youths can generate income within a short span of time. They give heavy emphasis is given on waste management where NBAA instills the concept of vermicomposting, the end products is used for organic farming locally. These composts can also be packed and sold for income generation.
Awareness Program: NBAA conducts awareness programs in context to education, healthcare, hygiene, waste management, gender equality, rainwater harvesting and awareness regarding the pollution levels. NBAA targets to alleviate poverty by employment generation programs, the fight is still on for the basic facilities such as livelihood security, sanitation problems, education and medical facilities.