Snapshot
Kristalaya Mercy Mission
SECTOR: Education
SUB SECTOR: Learning Centre
% Spent on beneficiaries
86%
Financial Score:
Age: 11 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): West Bengal
Issues Addressed:
Providing education to under privileged street kids. Imparting literacy in adults.
Supported by:
Locals
Key Trustees:
Mr. Jagannath Banerjee, President Ms. Sanchita Agas, Vice President
Mr. Uttam Das, Secretary Ms. Lili Malakar, Asst. Secretary
Mr. Babulal Mandal, Treasurer Mr. Manoj Chettri, Member
Ms. Sangita Pradhan, Member
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 82.9% Highest: 100.0% Lowest: 38.0%
Income:
Average: Rs4 cr Highest: Rs75 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
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Kristalaya Mercy Mission, setup in 2008, is located in Silliguri, West Bengal and runs learning centers for children from under privileged background. Its goal is to set up 341 centers in each of the blocks of West Bengal by 2020. They also want to set up a non formal school cum children home for rag pickers, drop outs and children in Railway stations or streets.

Key activities are:

  • Free Edu-Care Center:  Through its seven free edu-care centers in districts of Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, North Dinajpur and West Midnapur  400 under privileged children are getting opportunity of free coaching to meet their educational, socio-cultural, spiritual needs etc. They are also provided books, notebooks, stationery items, school bags and warm clothes. Children come to the Ashalaya (the Shelter of Hope) center every day for 3 hours. To enhance skills, seminars are conducted regularly to give orientation to youth regarding different skills, which they can learn and utilize for career development. Spoken English classes are held in Pradhan Nagar and Devidanga. Besides this, sports activities, cultural programs, art competitions are encouraged and festivals too are celebrated.
  • Adult Literacy, Self Help Groups and Social Awareness Programs: In order to eradicate illiteracy, Adult literacy programs are conducted in 17 villages where 670 adult members are taught to read and write. The teachers are also educating them on personal health and hygiene. They are also printing materials and books suitable for teaching the adults. Through Self Help Groups (SHG), villagers have started making of wax, incense sticks, pickles, papad, tailoring, handicrafts and fisheries. They are trained to work in groups, acquire different skills, get finances from co-operative banks, sell their products and maintain their own accounts. Tree plantation drives and programs on social forestry are conducted to increase awareness on benefits of trees and their protection.
  • Medical and Health camp: Kristalaya conducts medical and health camp especially in the remote areas of West Medinipur, South 24 Paraganas, Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling districts. They also distribute calcium tablets, ORS sachets, few food supplements and first aid materials. Orientation programs are conducted on how to give and attend to first aid needs.
Income
Rs
9 lac
Expense
Rs
8 lac
Source : Audit Report 2015