From The Desk of General secretary
CSWS started working 48 years back in a remote village in Sabong Block of Paschim Medinipur district and spreading in Sabong, Pingla, Narayangarh, Jhargram, Nayagram, Jamboni, Binpur II, Lalgarh blocks of Paschim Medinipur, Bhagwanpur, Patashpur, Nandakumar blocks in Purba Medinipur, Bankura and Purulia districts in the field of education, health, income-generation and welfare of children & old-age people.
Economic sector of CSWS promotes new concept using natural resources (mat, bamboo and cane, babui grass, waste cloth etc.) and finds its products well fit in international and national market. It emphasizes constant effort in developing design, market and medium. Buyers come from in country and overseas. Designers come from West Bengal and other states and train local artisans on mix and match using mat, bamboo and steel etc. Products find good market both in national and international market at justified price tags. This creates a boom among the local artisans and enthuse local youth groups to be involved in the creativity with a full force. Cultivators of raw materials also provided support for increasing their production. Newly set up Craft Based Resource Centre has brought a bright scope to the craft persons, researchers and buyers all.
People with leprosy suffer miserably throughout the rest of their lives because of ignorance and untouchability. CSWS comes forward with a bagful plans and programs. Untouchability is a crime to society and ignorance is a curse. People have to know what CSWS propagates. It makes scope to know about leprosy and care by organization awareness program in school level among the adolescent students who after acquiring knowledge could propagate it in the society confidently. Moreover, CSWS promotes the concept of Self Help Group with people cured from leprosy. This would make their lives smooth and easy as self-employment melts away financial crunch and makes them confident.
CSWS is widening its wings for covering old people under its Age Care Scheme. It helps them in two ways: for those who prefer to live with their relatives, CSWS gives them protection under the “Astitva Project ” for elderly people and other who have no one in the world CSWS brings them in its Home at the Central campus and provides everything required for maintaining a healthy life.
CSWS extended its service through running 6 cottages for 150 destitute girls children (6 to 18 years) in its central campus. They have been provided education, nutrition, health, hygiene, recreation and cultural care with a homely atmosphere.
All the activities executed by CSWS help it to grow steadily with innovative ideas and concepts. We hope that all our well wishers may bless us to flourish with aims and objectives for achieving a healthy society.
I am also indebted to our members, staffs and all partner organizations for their kind support, suggestions and advice.
Nikhil Kumar Burman