JAYNAGAR KANSARIPARA MAA SITALA SEVA SAMITY (JKMSSS) was established in 2005 at Jaynagar Kansaripara village of Jaynagar II block of South 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India. Jaynagar is located in the Sundarbans which is the world’s largest delta region and home to over four million people. It consists of a complex network of tidal waterways, mudflats, saltwater swamps and small islands of mangrove forests and is one of the most beautiful and picturesque places in the world. However, despite its natural beauty, the region and its populace are extremely vulnerable to natural disasters such as floods and cyclones.
Initially, JAYNAGAR KANSARIPARA MAA SITALA SEVA SAMITY organized cultural and sports event to inspire a sense of unity in the area. Over time, the organization began to grow, as a result of tremendous support from the local populace, desirous of improving the living conditions in the Sunderbans.
JAYNAGAR KANSARIPARA MAA SITALA SEVA SAMITY began to function as a community-development organization in 2005, being registered under the Societies Registered Act XXVI of 1961. It began to undertake a number of awareness programmes, to improve living standard in the region. In 2010, Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 1976.
From its humble origins in Jaynagar, JAYNAGAR KANSARIPARA MAA SITALA SEVA SAMITY has grown into a vibrant organization with over 125 staff members in addition to 25 volunteers. It works with thousands of families each year on a range of issues. It provides healthcare, education, livelihood, sanitation and emergency services to people, living in one of the most environmental vulnerable zones of the world.
WHO WE ARE
- The Organization is registered under Society Registration Act West Bengal Society, 1961
- Society Registration No. S/IL/28/34 of 2004 – 2005
- 80G(5) (vi) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 No. 8E/ 610 / 09 – 10 Dated 18.06.2012
- Permanent Account (PAN) No. AAAAJ5672N
- Registration under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 1976
Registration No: 147110923
Nature: Economic Educational Social
JAYNAGAR KANSARIPARA MAA SITALA SEVA SAMITY is a non-profit, non-governmental community-development organization working in West Bengal, India. It was established in 2005 in the Sundarban region of West Bengal. Since then, its work has spread throughout the South 24 Parganas district.
From its humble origins, JAYNAGAR KANSARIPARA MAA SITALA SEVA SAMITY has grown into a vibrant organization working with a range of people across multiple sectors. It currently works in the following areas:
Health & Nutrition
Food and cloth distribution
Blood donation camp and various awareness camps
JAYNAGAR KANSARIPARA MAA SITALA SEVA SAMITY seeks to improve the lives of people less fortunate through participation and empowerment. We believe that partnership is the key to breaking the vicious cycle of poverty; and ensuring that all people are given a fair chance and equal opportunity. It works directly with over 120 students through education programme. It also lobbies and works with Government and non-governmental organization to enact change and ensure people have access to their most basic human rights.
Empower women, men and children of the disadvantaged societies creating an enabling condition to secure their rights and entitlements for achieving greater control over their lives and livelihoods by facilitating their participation in sustainable development process.
MAJOR AIMS & OBJECTIVES
- To promote sympathy, fellow feeling and unity among the followers of different faiths so as to evolve a sense of social and religious toleration; child labour; orphan; children school cum hospital; old age home; SHG; SGSY program.
- To help the aged, sick, helpless and indigenous persons.
- To do all social welfare activities including public health, and other development works in the locality.
- To help needy students of all communities
- To publish or caused to be published useful literatures, books, magazines, periodicals etc. for knowledge and information dissemination.
- To open charitable dispensaries, blood donation centers.
- To give necessary relief to the affected in times of flood, famine, pestilence and other calamities caused by nature and men.
- To construct, maintain, improve, develop and alter any buildings, houses of other works necessary or convenient for the purpose of the society
Projects way ahead:
We are seeking for support from various ends to fulfill our goals and objectives. We welcome and appreciate for every individual who have contributed their time and effort and helped us to continue our programs for the people. Need is immense and gravity of the distress is beyond expectations in the deltaic life of the people of Sundarban. We are looking forward for support and help for the following Projects outlined below to address the issues in the coming years.
What we want to achieve in next 5 years (2015 – 2019):
- Undertake Integrated Rural Development Project intersecting all sectors e.g. education, health, agriculture, income generation, protection and management of environment and institutional building for Sundarban areas under the district South 24 Pargana
- Undertake Livelihood Support Program for Sunderban under South 24 Pargana
- Initiate Rural Development Center (RDC) for Sunderban under South 24 Pargans
- Construction of school buildings for accessing quality education for the students
- Construction of Flood cum Cyclone centers in the flood and cyclone victim areas of Sunderban and also to operate relief service and meet the emergency need during disasters.
- Construction of community health service centers to access better health care facilities.
- Construction of community centers to conduct community meetings, training and awareness camps in the villages
- Construction of rural health centers to provide health care services in the outreach areas of Sunderban.
- Organic farming project for sustainable agriculture. The production of organic cereals and vegetables would be met the growing market demands.
- Special project for the widow villages to prevent human trafficking and create alternative livelihoods whose husbands were killed either by the tigers or crocodiles during honey and wood collection from jungles or while fishing from the rivers. We will adopt one such village in the next year to enlighten hope in the lives of widows.
- At least 80% of the villages would be able to form and strengthen their Self Help Groups ( SHGs) and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) by undertaking Rural Development Projects in 60 villages for 3500 families of 3 blocks under the district of South 24 Pargana (Sunderban areas).
- By the next 5 years period (2015 – 2019), CBOs or SHGs of all communities would form their alliances to raise their issues and engage in workings for advocacy works in different levels of developmental platforms.
- Groups and organizations would be nurtured/ trained and supported to network among themselves and work in close co-ordination with Peoples Representative Institutions(PRIs), Government Departments and other local NGOs.
- Community centers would be constructed in the village to organize awareness camps, meetings and training programs for the villagers.
- Educational activities would be taken up to increase literacy rate and check school drop outs in the next 5 years by organizing different awareness building activities among the parents and providing supports to the students. Educational infrastructures would be improved by this period to create better condition for study. Construction of school buildings will be taken up to run the schools in a better way.
- A Rural Development Centre (RDC) would be set up during the year (2015-2019) to function as training cum production center and resource center as well. Youths, adolescents and women would be engaged in apiculture and different food and fruit processing ventures like pickle making, fruit juice and sauce making, badi making etc. People of the operational villages will get the opportunity to learn and understand the contextuality; improve their skill and knowledge by going through verities vocation based training and exposures programs organized within the RDC. Transfer of improved technology and knowledge experimented and gained from the RDC will help them to improve towards a better livelihood.
- Measures would be taken up to improve the house hold food security of at least 80% of the targeted families (3500) by taking up farm and non-farm based activities in the next 5 years.
- Measures would be taken up for increased agricultural productivity by creating irrigational facilities and improved cropping practices for the farmers. Organization will take up various training, demonstration, awareness camps and organic farming systems to cover at least 80% of the farmers in the targeted villages in next 5 years.
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD), Respiratory Track Infection (RTI) and gynecological affected persons would be identified and action would be taken for treatment. At least 50% of the identified cases would be supported and rest would be taken care under referral services during the next 5 years.
- By the next 5 year’s period, at least 50% of the adopted villages would have the capacity to reduce the risk and vulnerability to STD and HIV/AIDS.
- Measures would be taken to provide mother and child care services through support from the concerned Government Departments and other resource agencies. Construction of rural hospitals in the outreach areas would be taken up to address the issue.
- Ensure to implement all state sponsored social security schemes including NRHM activities in the targeted villages by creating mass sensitization programs and building direct linkage with the concerned Government Departments and Peoples’ Representative Institutions (PRIs) within next 5 years in all targeted villages.
- At least, 50% of the villages would be engaged in environmental conservation and protection of regeneration measures (planting trees, adopt organic agriculture practices, use solar lighting, construct water harvesting structures, appropriate garbage disposal system and vermin composting etc.)
- Measures would be taken up by sensitizing people to minimized gender discrimination and violence against women in the next 5 years project period.
- Food and cyclone centers would be constructed in each Gram Panchayat areas to give the shelter during such natural calamities and to operate relief operation activities. Concurrent flood and cyclones are the general phenomena of this deltaic region of Sunderban.
WHERE WE WORK
JAYNAGAR KANSARIPARA MAA SITALA SEVA SAMITY works in the Sundarbans. It was founded in the Sundarban region of West Bengal in 2005. The Sundarbans, the world's largest delta region, is home to over a four million people. It consists of a complex network of tidal waterways, mudflats, saltwater swamps and small islands of mangrove forests and is one of the most beautiful and picturesque places in the world. However, despite this natural beauty, the region and its populace are extremely vulnerable to natural disasters such as floods and cyclones. Since JAYNAGAR KANSARIPARA MAA SITALA SEVA SAMITY began working in the Sundarbans, it has improved the lives of tens of thousands of people and improved the quality of life in the area. It runs multiple programmes ranging from health to education to disaster response. JAYNAGAR KANSARIPARA MAA SITALA SEVA SAMITY observed that many families were leaving the Sundarbans for Kolkata city in search of work. These families began to settle along the southern railway line into the city. Mr. Arup Kumar Halder, the secretary of JAYNAGAR KANSARIPARA MAA SITALA SEVA SAMITY visited some of the backward villages in the Sundarban area and felt impelled to do something for their hapless inhabitants. As a result the JAYNAGAR KANSARIPARA MAA SITALA SEVA SAMITY was established on 21st March, 2005.
Jaynagar Kansaripara Maa Sitala Seva Samity
Regd. & Correspondence Office:
Vill- Jaynagar Kansaripara, P.O. Jaynagar Mazilpur, P.S.-Jaynagar,
Dist.- 24 Pgs.(s),
Mob: +919733033920, +919563117969
People will live in a Just, peaceful and progressive society.
It envisages a fairer society based on equity and justice where potential of every individual would be bloomed, rights of every individual would be secured and environmental safeguard would be given equal importance.
Empowering the last, the least and the lost.
Mission statement has been defined as working with the most vulnerable, marginalized people and communities for their social and economic empowerment by promoting educational facilities, creating employment opportunities, ensuring household food security, improved health, safe environment, gender equity, fair trade and human rights.