Beginning with a small group of committed people, KHANPUR AZAD GRAM UNNAYAN SAMITYwas formed in the year 1987 attempting to transform its beliefs into reality. It is an organization based in the District Malda of West Bengal. It got formally registered in 1995.We started our activities with one non-formal education and vocational training center for women in the village Khanpur during last 28 ( twenty eight ) years our activities have been broadened in the fields of female literacy, formal education for children, nonformal education, rural employment, income generating skills, SHG formation, community health and awareness programmes on various social issues. The activities reach out to poor and marginalized women, adolescents and disadvantaged and marginalized children from rural areas of Malda district. KAGUS journey owes much to the unflagging support of a large number of friends, supporters and well-wishers of Chanchal II Block, Malda district.
KAGUS is a well-recognized nongovernmental organization (NGO) in Malda, West Bengal and has various donations related permissions. Donors are entitled to Income tax rebate under 12A, 80G. For Foreign donors our Organisation has an FCRA account. KAGUS aims at Rural Welfare Reforms for the Indian every Woman and Girl Child, Social welfare and Health Welfare. It is an Indian NGO for Social Services, Indian Child Welfare Services, and Welfare for the Rural Woman, Rural Education and Self Employment.
This is glorious that we have successfully completed 28 (twenty eight) years towards our mission. In this connection I , on behalf of the organization, convey greetings, good wishes and endless thanks to the active community leaders, grass root workers, beneficiaries and our bonafide office workers who coped with the stress of activities gladly and co-operated every time with the valued counsel. We also pay our thanks to the District Administration, Govt. of West Bengal, Ministry of Labour, Govt. of India, AHVY- Ministry of Textile (Handicraft), Govt. of India, West Bengal Social Welfare Advisory Boards, Central Social Welfare Board, NABARD (MEDP,SHPI), Nehru Yuba Kendra, W.B Minority Development and Finance Corporation W.B Backward Classes Development Corporation, DM, DSWO, DIC of Malda district, BDOs with officers and PS board of Chanchal-II & Ratua- II, local MP, MLA, Dept. Sports Wing & Sports and youth Department, Dep. of Environment, Dep. Science & Technology (Govt. of WB), ASHA- Kolkata, DFID- Government of Britain through PRIA, “SWAWALAMBAN” under W.B.Women development undertaking, Sanitation- Malda Zilla Parisad and different district official with whom we are rendering our services and to different helping staff of respective departments.
Khanpur Azad Gram Unnayan Samity (KAGUS) since its inception has been working for the development of,, SC/ST and backward Muslim Minority poor needy people in 300 backward villages in Chanchal Sub-Divisional area in Malda District of West Bengal. KAGUS has been directly addressing the issues of poverty, ignorance, illiteracy, poor health and sanitation, women discrimination, food and income insecurity, natural disasters, Handicrafts development etc. Women’s empowerment, micro finance, Health and hygiene, Education, environment had been the focus of interventions. Activities taken up were community organization and its strengthening, formation of SHGs and their awareness, capacity and skill building, food and income security programs, alliance building and networking for addressing the issues jointly, advocacy and lobbying for their livelihood and basic rights and providing basic services in the field of education, health, sanitation, the basic focus was to struggle for the protection of child rights – The rights of basic need of children, right to protection, right to education, right to health, right to freedom (The right to dignity through the protection of physical and mental integration).etc
The process that makes the people aware and conscious about their own problems and to make them involved about their own problems is more and more helpful and useful than making the people dependent on other and idle which we never expect. Amidst all these progress, the existing project activities and the work of all the continuing programme were performed smoothly, The key ingredients to our success are our talented staff members, officers and the helpful community leaders and community volutes,
I once again pay many many thanks to different individuals and departments who directly and indirectly helped to implement different activities.
EXPERIENCE OF THE ORGANIZATION:
KHANPUR AZAD GRAM UNNAYAN SAMITY (KAGUS) since its inception has been working for the development of, SC & ST, backward Muslim Minority poor needy people in 130 backward villages in Chanchal Sub Division in Malda and other 8 nos. District of West Bengal covering above 1,000,000 populations. KAGUS has been directly addressing the issues of poverty, ignorance, illiteracy, poor health & hygiene and sanitation Drinking water, women discrimination, food and income insecurity, natural disasters, etc. Women’s empowerment, microfinance, Health and hygiene, Education, the environment had been the focus of interventions. Activities taken up were community organization and its strengthening, formation of SHGs and their awareness, capacity and skill building, food and income security programs, alliance building and networking for addressing the issues jointly, advocacy and lobbying for their livelihood and basic rights and providing basic services in the field of education, health, sanitation, the basic focus was to struggle for the protection of child rights – The rights of basic need of children, right to protection, right to education, right to health, right to freedom (The right to dignity through the protection of physical and mental integration)etc .
KAGUS HAS WORKED IN MALDA, DARJEELING, MURSHIDABAD, BURDWAN, E. MIDNIPUR, W. MIDNIPUR, SOUTH 24 PGS & KOLKATA DISTRICT OF WEST BENGAL. PRESENTLY WORKING IN THE DISTRICT OF MALDA AND BURWAN DISTRICT OF WEST BENGAL,
We worked for the above communities by taking the following intervention.
- RSK : at Chanchal Sub-Divisional Hospital & Malatipur RH, Araidanga RH, Masaldahbazar BPHC (NRHM)
- (PPTCT): in the Districts of Malda (5 Blocks) & Derjeeling (7 Blocks), IL & FS Edu.
- Sanitation Programme (under Swachh Bharat Mission): At Chanchal II Block, Malda Zilla Parisad
- Lab Technician Centre under RNTCP: Khusida Hospital, H.C pur
- Charitable Dispensary: At office premises, Won fund
- Artisans Health Card: issued 635 no Cards supported by Ministry of Textile & ICICI Lumbard
- Mobile health camp: Chanchal II & Ratua II Block
- Other related awareness programmes on Nai Roshni supported by Ministry of Minority Affairs,
- Bed Net programme Supported by NRHM(BPHC Malatipur)
- Awareness & services Health programmes on Diarrhea, Family Planning, Health, , HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, Neglected Diseases, Nutrition, Polio, Promotion of overall health seeking behavior by contributing clinical services. Health awareness, overall RCH services to usher a healthy mother and child life.
- Nutrition: 4 No Creche Centers for nutrition of 100 children Supported by CSWB Govt. of India
- PC&PNDT Burdwan District