The aspiration of Nari-O-Sishu Kalyan Kendra is a self-reliant society, based on human values like cooperation, participation, justice, respect, and love. It is further a society where people will participate in a decentralized political process, where the economy is based on localized production and consumption. On top of that, the environment will be free from pollution and exploitation; the people will sustain their own indigenous socio-cultural identity. The envisioned society is free from the forces of patriarchy and therefore, more peaceful and harmonious.
NOSKK aims to unfold and empower the oppressed and marginalized people to make them self-reliant and confident. The main focus is laid on the socially, economically, politically and culturally vulnerable groups, hence women and children. Therefore, we closely work together with them to achieve the above mentioned envisioned sustainable society.
Our Goals are…
✓ …to develop human potentiality and critical awareness of the vulnerable groups and empower them
✓ …to enhance the knowledge and skills of the referenced groups, so they are able to strive for sustainable development through the process of participation
✓ …to create awareness for gender equality regarding health, education, environment, and economical action as well as making them capable of carrying their development history
✓ …the formation of self-help groups with the help of microcredits to create a secure base for the incoming generation among the vulnerable sections
How we act these goals out
NOSKK works in the 5 districts of West Bengal, namely Howrah, Murshidabad, Uttar Dinajpur, Dakshin Dinajpur and in the Sundarban area of the South 24 Parganas. The organization has a wide-ranging experience in rights-based approach of promoting livelihoods within the rural area through:
- The formation of community institutions for the excluded groups
- Promoting political, social and economical awareness
- Enhancing participation in local governance
- Meaningful partnership between the Civil Society and the Government for ensuring accountability