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Hooghly- Uttarpara & Hindmotor, IndiaHooghly- Hindmotor, India
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Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

By means of SSWS' earnest efforts every child is to be mainstreamed in the society. Also infuse within them consciousness regarding health and hygiene. We dream of a future where children and mothers will be emanicipated from the bondage of poverty and social pejoration.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

"Rendering integrated education to the marginalised children through a cogenial miasma of creative arts can eradicate poverty?"
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

1) Problem of increasing drop out rate in schools & low nutritional level among poor children. 2) Poor children lack in proper academic guidence & their extra-curricular talents are not nurtured properly. 3) Children from marginalised households become vulnerable to several diseases & due to poverty they are not subjected to proper medical treatment.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

1) Enrollment of drop outs in schools and providing them books & other stationary items for education. 2) Arrangement of remedial coaching classes for them where supplementary nutrition would be provided in the form of tiffin. 3) To nurture their extra-curricular talents by giving them training on dance, mime, elocution, drama which in terms influences the students by affreshing their mind, intellect and energy, for improvement of their academic education etc. 4) To arrange free of cost treatment to these marginalised children & their family members through means of health camps & referral services.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Given in a separate document.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

1) Significant reducal of drop out rate of children from schools & improvement of their academic results by imbibing the values of education through an environment of creative arts and games. 2)Improvement of the nutritional status of the children & they became less vulnerable to different diseases. 3)They expressed their talents and have won laurels in extra-carricular activities like dance,drama,mime,drawing & recitation. 4)The marginalised community realized the paramount importance of rendreing integrated education to their children and also understood the importance of creative arts for comprehensive and sustainable development of children. 5) Important stakeholders are made to feel the importance of contributing their valuable resources for the development of these poor children.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

1)In order to give a comprehensive health care facility to the children we plan to start a mobile health care programme. 2) We are planning to spread the network of remedial coaching centers to interior villages of West Bengal in order to bring the poor children within the sphere of remedial education programme. 3) We are planning to start a children's home where orphans will be given shelter & education both (academic & vocational) for their mainstreaming in the society till the age of 18 years. 4) We are on the verge of starting an open school till class twelve level for drop out children.

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

1) We will leavy funds from the community through different local actions. 2) We will ask for individual contribution from important stakeholders of the community to run the project. 3) Events like "Sishu Mela", Rabindrajayanti, Raki, help us to procure many advertisements, the money leavied from those adds help us to run the programme. 4) We will publish advertisements in our souveneir which will act as a major source for us to run the programme.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

Addressing the issues realted to children are quite common and many renowned oragnisation are doing it in India, also abroad, for example Nandi Foundation is focussing in most of the states of Southern India. Save the children and Water for People, in many countries of the world. But Sankhasubhra Welfare Society being a state level organisation is implementing the educational programme in an integrated fashion by helping the children to incorporate the spirit of education through an environment of creative arts. A paradigm which is unique and not being replicated by any other organisation.

Founding Story

Our founder secretary Ms. Sampa was always worried about the marginalised children, dwelling in slums and foothpaths, in the district of Hooghly in West Bengal. Being too much philanthropic in disposition, she decided to mainstream these under privileged children. Ms. Sarkar belonging to an affluent family invested her own financial resources to render them new clothes, arrange for medical treatment, non-formal and remedial education along with supplementary nutrition. But gradually she realised that for a mass scale welfare she needs to be more scientific and professional in approach. Thus establishing a society, in 2006, SankhaSubhra Welfare Society, became the need of the hour. Many of the same mind frame joined her in this endeavour


1 Governing Body Policy Formation and Approval, Strategy Development, Budgetary Allocation & Sanction, Recruitment, Overall Evaluation, Networking, Giving Leadership. 2 Secretary Monitoring, Evaluation, Documentation, Team Building, Budgetary Allocation & Sanction, Delegation of work & responsibility, Recruitment, Networking & coordination, Social Welfare Administration. 3 Project Coordinator/ Accountant Supervision, Monitoring, Evaluation, Documentation, Field Visit, Networking, Coordination, Steering Social Audit, Base Line & End Line survey, Keeping records of the financial resources, Event Management. 4 Teacher-in-Charge Facilitation, Documentation, Home visit, Event Management, Delegation of work and responsibility, Developing Curriculums, Networking, Coordination. 5 Assistant Teachers Facilitation, Documentation, Home visit, Event Management, Developing Curriculums. 6 Teachers in Creative Arts Imparting training on Creative arts like dance, mimicry, recitation, drawing, and drama. Facilitation the beneficiaries to participate in several cultural competitions in local, district and state level. Capturing their progress and sharing them to the Teacher- in – Charge and Project coordinator.
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How long has your organization been operating?

More than 5 years

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Organization Country

, WB, Hooghly- Hindmotor

Country where this project is creating social impact

, WB, Hooghly- Uttarpara & Hindmotor

What awards or honors has the project received?
Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Friends and family, Foundations.


1. From Uttarpara Kotrung Municipality ,2.Govt. of W.B.(Hooghly District),3.Science Fair organized by Co-operative Bank,Uttarpara,4. Shishu-Kishore Acadamy,Govt.of W.B.

Primary Target Age Group

3 - 5, 6 - 12, 13 - 17.

Your role in Education


Please specify which of the following best applies:

I am applying on behalf of a particular program or initiative.

The type of school(s) your solution is affiliated with (if applicable)

Private (tuition-based).

Intervention Focus

Curricular, Extracurricular.

Does your project utilize any of the innovative design principles below?

Is your project targeted at solving any of the following key barriers?

Lack of structures to facilitate meaningful community ownership in learning process: It is challenging to ensure parents and the broader community are involved as full co-owners in the learning process.


academic education & creative arts,health care facilities,protection against abuse & exploitation and restore rights of children


to open 2 remedial coaching centers,conduct social action on domestic work,child abuse & child trafficking.

What key learning outcomes does your work seek to improve?

1) Significant reducal of school dropout rate in our area of work. Out of proposed 300 children,60 percentwill secure more than 75 percent marks in their academic results and also become computer savy . 2) Children will win several laurals & prizes in creative arts. 3) There will be no instances of malnutrition among the proposed beneficiaries. 4) The beneficiaries will be subjected proper health check up, medicinal and referral support. 5) Through means of potent social action instance of child abusal, exploitation,child marriage and child trafficking will not occur within our area of work.

Secondary Form
PROGRAM DESIGN CLARITY: We are hungry to know more about what exactly your model consists of. Please succinctly list a) what main activities are you doing with your beneficiaries, b) where you carry out the activities? c) how often? d) for how many hours? e) who delivers the services? and f) any other brief details
INSPIRATION: What do you consider the most important trends or evidence that inspire you to believe the world is ready to Re-imagine Learning? Please elaborate.
LEARNING THROUGH PLAY: What does “learning through play” mean to you and why it is a must-have, instead of a nice to have?
SUSTAINABILITY: Please list a quick breakdown of your funding, indicating the percentage that comes from each source.
MODEL: How does your mission relate to your business model (i.e. Non-profit, for-profit or hybrid)?
FUNDING PRIORITIES: If your organization were given $20K in unrestricted funding today, how would you use it? Why?
PARTNERSHIPS: Tell us about your partnerships that enhance your approach.
COLLABORATIONS: Have you considered or initiated partnerships with any of the other Challenge Pacesetters? If so, please share.
VISION: If you had unlimited funding, and you could fast forward 15 years to when your program has been able to achieve wild success - what will it have achieved?
IMPACT - KEY METRICS: Please list the key data points that you would cite as evidence that you are able to achieve lasting learning outcomes. Please also share one data point for which you most hope to see better results over time
IMPACT - REPORTING SAMPLE: Please attach any examples of your impact reporting. [optional]:
RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE: Please link or attach any research or evidence resource you are open to sharing more widely [optional]. Building research and evidence is a key aim of this initiative, and the resources you share may be chosen for listing in the Center for Education Innovations library:
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IMPACT - REACH: How many people did your project directly engage in programmatic activities in the last year?

STUDY: Has an external evaluation or study been conducted of your organization?

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APPROACHES: Given the complexity of play, it is not surprising that there have been numerous research attempts to categorize the different types and approaches! Please indicate which of the following your project focuses on.

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