Focus: Children and Youth, Education, Girl Child, Health, Livelihoods
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THE collection of solid waste from corporates, shopping malls and housing complexes helps to not only enhance a rag picker’s income but also his self-worth as a valuable member of society. This project includes establishing of the Association of Rag Pickers of Calcutta to campaign for rights and crucial intervention in their nutrition and health patterns. Malnourishment, especially among women and children, is common so TSHED provide nutrition supplements costing Rs 500 monthly per child.
A LIBRARY cum internet point in the heart of the Darapara slum, it gives girls a space for their studies and a chance to browse through hundreds of books. Membership has gone up each year – now at 720 and counting. The librarians are girls whose education has been sponsored by TSHED’s donors. Also used for classes in written and spoken English, basic computer courses and leadership training, with funding TSHED hope to convert this temporary makeshift structure into a proper building.
SET up five years ago just south of Kolkata, the home looks after 25 boys (6-18 years) from rag picker families identified by community workers as high-risk – victims of physical abuse, drug addicts or malnourished. With proper foster care, regular meals, after-school coaching and sports facilities, there has been a sea change in their behaviour – from a violent disposition to being receptive. TSHED hope to offer this safe haven to up to 100 boys. The monthly cost per child is Rs 3,050.
The management team is well experienced for the work that they are doing in each sphere. As a corporate participant, I feel good to be a volunteer for some of their projects - and also just as an individual and a citizen of this city.
At iVolunteer, we believe only residents of this country can make India a better place. Connecting volunteers to Tiljala SHED has been enriching for all. They have always been very supportive and encouraging to volunteers. We wish them loads of success!
This amazing NGO never flag in their efforts to help the poor, the displaced, the illiterate and the forgotten people. Without discriminating on the basis of religion, national origin or ethnicity, Tiljala Shed have made a huge, life-saving difference.
- Sk. Naushad President
- Md. Alamgir Founder & Joint Secretary
- Md. Shafkat Alam Joint Secretary
- Anita Das Treasurer