Sunderban Social Development Center

Sundarban Social Development Centre (SSDC) was formed in 1986 and formally registered in 1989. SSDC works to create opportunities for marginalised communities to get equal access to healthcare, education, employment, and social justice. They work intensively in seven blocks of the South 24 Parganas. Their activities focus on health, education, child protection, prevention of trafficking, disaster management, water and sanitation, and livelihoods.


Sanlaap was set up in 1989. Sanlaap implements programmes of their own that focus on building the capacity of government and non-government organisations in the areas of child protection and rights and women’s rights. In the context of trafficking they address prevention, rescue, rehabilitation and repatriation. Sanlaap works across 14 districts in West Bengal, in partnership with other local organisations.

Rupantaran Foundation

Rupantaran Foundation was formed in 2009 and works on issues of gender, health, education, and child protection. Rupantaran have five programmes that contribute to its mission of enabling social justice in communities through active citizenship by promoting youth leadership, catalysing opportunities, and access to rights and entitlements.

New Alipore Praajak Development Society

Praajak is a non-governmental organisation that was set up in 1997-98. The organisation works primarily in two areas: children’s right to care and protection, and gender equity, specifically on masculinity. In these two areas, Praajak runs direct intervention programmes with children and youth (especially boys). Praajak also runs a robust advocacy initiative with government-run child care institutions, child welfare committees, police, and judiciary.

Kajla Jankalyan Samiti

Kajla Janakalyan Samiti was established in 1945 and then formally set up in 1956. KJKS works in the Purba Medinipur, Pashchim Medinipur, South 24 Parganas and Jhargram districts in West Bengal. Its mission is to build a society free from exploitation, injustice, and pollution. Through their programmes they focus on education, women’s empowerment, health, child protection, natural resource management, and disaster risk reduction.

Dhagagia Social Welfare Society

Dhagagia Social Welfare Society (DSWS) was established in 1995. The organisation’s objective is to ensure an effective prevention system against trafficking in the North 24 Parganas District of West Bengal. They work in the blocks of Sandeshkhali I and II, Hasnabad and Hingalganj, which border Bangladesh and are identified as vulnerable areas.

Child in Need Institute

Child in Need Institute (CINI) was set up in 1974. CINI primarily focuses on the thematic sectors of maternal and child and adolescent health, education, nutrition, and child protection. In practice, they work as an implementing organisation, resource center, and capacity building centre. They work in West Bengal and Jharkhand.