CSWS started working 49 years back in a remote village in Sabong Block of Paschim Medinipur district and spreading in different blocks of Paschim Medinipur, Purba Medinipur, Jhargram, Bankura and Purulia districts in the field of education, health, income-generation and welfare of children & old- age people.
Economic Activities 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 & other states and train local artisans on mix and match using mat, bamboo, wood, waste cloth, babui grass, jute, sital pati etc.
Products find good market both in national and international level at justified price tags. This creates a boom among the local artisans and enthuse local youth groups involved in the creativity with a full force. Farmers of raw materials also provided support for increasing their production. Common facility Centre and Craft Based Resource Centre has brought a bright scope to the craft persons, researchers, promoters and buyers all.
Poor and rural People with health problems suffer miserably. CSWS comes forward with its centralized and decentralized health supports organizing medical clinics and diagnostic services.
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 family members, CSWS gives them protection under the “Astitva Project ” for elderly people and others who have no one in the world CSWS brings them in its Old Age 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 and affectionate care.
CSWS is also running Formal school education in its central campus with sincere teachers and has been promoted Bankim Behari Teachers’ Training Institute recognized by NCTE, Bhubaneswar where 200 trainee teachers will be trained in B.Ed. and D.El.Ed courses each year.
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, donors and all partner organizations for their kind support, suggestions and advice.
Nikhil Kumar Burman