In the remote village Baikunthapur of South 24 Parganas girl children and women were often deserted and became victims of exploitation, torture and violence. The condition of the children, particularly the girl children was equally distressing. Very few of them could get chance to go to school. In the year 1974 five women of this village were thrown out of their in-laws' house and two other women committed suicide driven by the torture in their in-laws house. This prompted Mrs. Pritilata Das and some other sensitive women to form a group called NISHTHA. Their aim is to empower women and children.
Nishtha is providing alternative education to children of sex workers. The aim of this project is to financially support their infrastructure for a Night Shelter (30-50 children).
Apart from Night shelter support, donors can support 10 girl students from marginalized community via the Sponsor a Student program.
You can support a student from this project for $30 a month. Partial support also welcome.