Seva Kendra works to see health, nutrition and fair living reach the disadvantaged of society. Our dedicated teams - like the Polio Eradication Programme (PEP) members above - work tirelessly towards this.
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History of Seva Kendra Calcutta
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1993 Onwards
In the past decade, Seva Kendra Calcutta has reevaluated its focuses and launched many new projects to meet the need of the hour. Besides setting up training facilities in disciplines such as Hotel Management, Computers and Solar, the SKC Main office houses a Community College. An Extension Centre at Kharagpur and purpose-based units - including a hospital - around the state are serving the people. Some other ongoing projects are below.

• Adult Literacy Programme
- This programme was initiated since 1993 in the districts of Howrah, Midnapore, Burdwan and Calcutta
- The programme constitutes literacy, functional literacy and social awareness components

• Integrated Community Development Programme
- This programme received priority as it strived to awaken the poor and the marginalized from the state of powerlessness, inertia and fatalism
- Animation in the rural areas have been carried out extensively
- Small groups are formed and strengthened through capacity building exercises
-The purpose of this programme is that the group could turn into Peoples’ Organization and become instrumental in changing the existing social structure
- Linkages with the local Government agencies like Gram Panchayat and B.D.O. have been initiated for enhancing development activities in the community

• Environment
- In recent years, SKC focused its attention on current environmental issues like Arsenic pollution in drinking water and its appalling consequences
- SKC in collaboration with the School of Environmental Studies, Jadavpur University, has taken up redressal measures in the affected areas of North 24 Parganas

• Education
- SKC firmly believes that education is an important component for initiating a change in oneself and in the community
- Educational Sponsorship and Vocational Scholarship for job oriented courses have greatly benefitted the children and the youth towards education and self reliance
- Support toward School and Boarding fees and individual Health cases are still on

• Local Resource Mobilisation
- SKC has received continuous financial support from Parishes, Schools and Institutions in the Archdiocese

• Free Legal Aid
- Free Legal Aid was provided by SKC to the weaker sections

• Other Programmes
- Poor and the marginalized have received self employment, medical assistance, low cost housing, safe drinking water facility etc.
- SKC’s credibility towards consultancy services to our donor agencies, national and international have been established throughout the past years
- Outreach trainings to NGOs and other Diocese by SKC have increased in the past years

..Panorama of the SKC main office, showing all blocks.
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