Activities at a glance

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Published on 06 November 2014
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Programme Intervention: The major programme interventions have so far been made by Bani Mandir are

highlighted below:-

  • Creche
  • Education & In-campus Library
  • Child Sponsorship Programme (multi-dimensional)
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Health, Maternity Care & Ambulance services
  • Vocational/Skill Training
  • Income Generation Programme (I.G.P)
  • Water & Sanitation
  • Environment Promotion and Conservation
  • Promotion of Elderly Self-help-Groups – their Federation
  • Age Demand Programme (for elderly persons)                                                                                         Resource Support : In carrying on its programme interventions, Bani Mandir has received the financial support from different sources as mentioned below:
  • Community Contribution
  • Individual Donation
  • Children International, U.S.A (through SAHAY)
  • Helpage India
  • Give India Donors
  • Rajib Gandhi National Creche Foundation (through I.C.C.W)
  • Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India (through S.F.R, Kolkata)
  • Corporate Support
  • Rotary Club of Dalhoushi Kolkata
  • LetzChange Foundation
  • Shamdashini Foundation
  • NGO Own Resource


                                            STEP TOWARDS A BETTER TO-MORROW



Category: Activities
Published on 13 February 2015
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Origin of Bani Mandir lies in a village Library founded by some local people in 1945. The organization is still maintaining
the library in its own premises at Khordanahala.
The library has a good collection of books numbering around 2000 on different subjects. The beneficiaries of Bani
Mandir, especially children and youth, in different programmes are in the regular readers‟ poll. Besides, a sizeable
number of local people – student and non-student youth, women and others from surrounding villages are the readers in
the lending section of the library.

Under Child Sponsorship Programme, the beneficiary children (both genders) get educational support from Primary to Graduation level.

Under Give India donation option, talented and needy school going boys and girls (in a selective way) are provided with remedial coaching facilities. Besides, those who have keen interest in computer education are provided with six - month course in computer application covering Basic (DOS + WINDOWS), Microsoft Office, Power Point, Photoshop and Internet.

Under Rajib Gandhi National Creche Foundation, the crèche programme was sponsored by Ministry of Women & Child
Development, Govt. of India through Indian Council for Child Welfare (I.C.C.W) to Bani Mandir.
Creche is deemed as a home outside the homes of tiny tots whose mothers are mainly engaged in labouring jobs for
hand to mouth existence.

The Creche workers (2 for each unit) keep close contact with the beneficiary families through-Home Visits and Interpersonal
Communication (IPC) with parents.
Impact :
Care of personal hygiene & cleanliness among children also influences their parents to follow the same.
Joyful learning has developed their mental make-up for mainstreaming.
Frequent illness among them almost controlled
Participation of mothers has made them conscious and confident for better care and concern of their children.


Child Sponsorship

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With donation from Children International, U.S.A through SAHAY, Kolkata, a Child Sponsorship Programme (CSP) is
being run by Bani Mandir. The CSP strategy is starting with children closer to the families and ultimately reaching the
community for promotion of physical fitness, mental growth and social development of children. It emphasizes on :-
 Child Survival, Protection & Development
 Greater Gender Equity
 Congenial Living Environment
 Capacity building for Leadership among children and youth-their participation in different fields
During the reporting year, the Programme covered 1475 children & youth from 13 villages of Diamond Harbour Block –II
in South 24 Parganas district. Of them, 71 became dropout and 1404 from 1178 families continued.



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Nutrition, Health & Education-the trident is viewed as milestone of child growth and development which the CSP
attempts to promote among its sponsored children.
To begin with nutrition, from time to time based on the doctor‟s advice, the special nutrition with nutrient-rich and
therapeutic foods was given to the enrolled children in different malnutrition grades. 

Nutrition Awareness Camp (NAC) : The village-level NACs were organized with participation of the mothers
of the sponsored children. During the reporting period, 175 mothers got an exposure on correlation between nutrition and
physical growth, low cost nutritious foods from easily available materials, balanced food intake of children, etc.

In Health front, the CSP health services were in the following areas.
 Clinical Services : The qualified doctors (Child Specialist & General Medicines) at Bani Mandir Medical Centre
and Bhadura Clinic provide health services, (diagnosis, treatment & referral) to the beneficiary children. During
the year under review, 793 children received the services.
 Health Check-up : To prevent health hazards among the beneficiary children, the health check up services are
rendered by the qualified doctors. In the year, 798 Children received the facility. Of them 207 (26%) were boys
and 591 (74%) girls.
Health Awareness Camps: As a preventive drive, 37 camps with participation of 988 beneficiary children
and mothers were organized. The participants were oriented with aspects like dental care, skin-care, dengue, worm
infection, personal & environmental hygiene, pollution & health hazards, etc.