What We Do
Banchbo is the Bengali expression for survival.
Banchbo Socio Cultural Association was started in 1995 when some like-minded college students from different backgrounds came together blending youth with progressive thought and approach to education and medical services.
Though a long way to go, over the years Banchbo has established itself as a highly respected organisation through deliberated selfless efforts to provide basic services like Education, Health and Nutrition to the most deprived section of the society.
Banchbo has undertaken the Indranarayanpur Educational Project to provide primary education to the children of Indranarayanpur in Sunderban. There is also an Educational Stipend Program for achievers of Indranarayanpur.
Health and Nutrition
Sunderban is one of the most under privileged parts of West Bengal and lacks proper medical infrastructure. Banchbo has undertaken various general Health Awareness and Nutrition Program coupled with regular Health Checkup Camps in Sunderban. Other than Sunderban, Banchbo has successfully conducted medical camps in various remote locations of rural Bengal too. Since 2007, 24X7 Geriatric Care Unit of Banchbo Healing Touch has become quite popular for its contribution towards providing better medical service to the senior citizens of the society.
Banchbo has often participated in projects for rural development like rain water harvesting, land shaping and plantation program. Due to insufficient resources of Banchbo, these programs are often in association with Government Of West Bengal and other non government organisations.
Banchbo Socio Cultural Association has always strived to build cultural relationships with all sections of the society. An Unique Puja Parikrama and Rating by street children of Kolkata has been critically acclaimed in various media as one of the most innovative events during Durga Puja. A magazine titled 'Jeevak' is also published by Banchbo.
Banchbo Socio Cultural Association has started a Certificate Course on Nursing with the goal, once again, to help the poor by developing skills and thereby generating employment. Various other vocational courses are being devised for the poor who cannot otherwise afford the costly training.