Registration No.: S/29637 of 1980-81 under W.B Societies & Registration Act 1961

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Society for Indian Children's Welfare

20 & 22, Colonel Biswas Road, Beck Bagan,

Ballygunge, Kolkata - 700019 West Bengal, INDIA

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© 2018 Society for Indian Children's Welfare

ABOUT US

SOCIETY FOR INDIAN CHILDREN'S WELFARE also referred to as SICW was born in 1979, the International Year of the Child. We are a non-profit social welfare organisation serving the needs of destitute women and children for over three decades. We are licensed by the Department of Women & Child Development, Government of West Bengal and also as a Fit Institution under the Government of India, Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection) Act 2006.

 

We are also recognised by the Central Adoption Resource Agency (CARA), Government of India to undertake Inter-country adoptions. Over the years we have grown and blossomed into a vibrant and visionary movement dedicated to the betterment and rehabilitation of children and women.

 

The story has been one of love, compassion, sacrifice and the power of the human spirit to triumph against all odds. Our services encompass a vast spectrum from placing children with loving families to educating them, providing vocational training, ensuring medical treatment, counselling services, sponsoring paediatric heart and eye surgeries and raising funds for children afflicted with thallasemia.

 

A strong network of support from well wishers, sponsors, and donors in India and abroad has really been the foundation of our growth. Our journey so far has been challenging but fulfilling and we still feel that we have a million miles to go. The needs of helpless children are endless and every day brings a new reason to reach out to help those in need.

 

We look forward to all the support and assistance that can be offered to us to help us in our endeavour.

OUR JOURNEY

When we look back and reflect on the dream that has become a reality, the years stand as a testament to our commitment to fulfilling our vision.

1979

SICW open its doors with 3 abandoned

children in a small flat.

 

1982

Established Founding Home at 22. Col. Biswas Road, which houses 40 children.

1985

- Opened a bi-weekly Clinic at Chetla Lockgate to render medical assistance to the slum area.

- Started an Educational Sponsorship

Programme for children from the poorest section of society.

1986

Built Ashirwad: a

home for older

children at Tiljala Road.

1987

Started a crèche for 2-6 year old children at Chetla Lockgate.

1988

Began a Vocational

Training Sponsorship

Programme for

institutionalized

children.

1990

Set up a crèche at
Picnic Gardens (Jagrata Balak Sangha).

1991

Started a Vocational
Training Centre at Tiljala Road for girls from poor
families in the urban slums.

1992

Started running
weekly clinics in our Balak Sangha crèche.
Established a leather unit for
institutionalised girls (including handicapped
girls) at Uttarpara
Government

Home.

1993

Set up a Crèche and Clinic at Kasba (Bhai-Bhai
Sangha).
Set up a Crèche at Anandapur.

Started a Heart
Surgery Fund for needy children.

1994

Started a Clinic at Anandapur.

1995

Mother & Child Community Health Care
programme established at Anandapur village.

1996

Heart Surgery Programme expands to help 500 children in three years. Opened a Home for older children with a large play area at 20 Col. Biswas Road.

1998

Commenced Vocational training Programme for
mothers of the children in our crèches.

1999

Jan Seva Community project launched at Kalikapur

2000

Support for children suffering from Thalassemia & Leukemia.
Jan Seva Community Centre becomes
operational in its well designed building.

2001

Expanded

activities to reach out to more children and young women.

2002

Our education Sponsorship Programme was firmly entrenched and its reach
extended far & wide.

2003

The seeds of our Special Needs Programme were sown and qualified educators
were engaged for our Special Needs Children.

2004

The Government  acquired the flourishing Jan Seva Community Centre at Kalikapur to build a highway. It was a great loss to the community, particularly the
children whose future depended upon the Centre.

2005

Our Special Needs Programme was formally launched on 15th August. Through this programme various projects were initiated to ensure development of these
differently-abled children and bring them into the mainstream of society.

2006

Realizing nutrition is a major contributor to a child’s development we started a Nutrition Programme for children under education sponsorship. The results were extremely encouraging.

2007

Medical sponsorship extended for children under the Education Sponsorship
programme.
The Government allocated an equivalent amount of land for new Community
Centre in the prestigious area of Hatisur.

2007-9

A phase of consolidation & expansion dedicated to seeking new avenues to help underprivileged children.
Thrust and energy on completing all paperwork and

formalities pertaining to the
new Community Centre project -
Jan Seva.

2010

Building plan sanctioned - focus in getting the new Community Centre - Jan Seva running.

2012

Jan Seva Crèche became functional.

Leela Medical Clinic for the underprivileged set up in SICW premises.

OUR PARTNERS

2013

UDAAN Education Program for Special Needs children opened in our Jan Seva Centre.

2014

Free Medical Clinics for underprivileged women and children launched in Jan Seva.​

2015

We strive to ensure Child Rights!

2016

Our commitment to the surrounding catchment slum area led us to launch the Community Health Project in Jan Seva to facilitate better well being.

We would not have reached this far without the support and faith our partners have in our work. We are grateful to our partners listed below for placing their trust in us and always guiding us to achieve even more.

TATA Trent Ltd.
Sabena Puri

ANNUAL REPORTS

India has more orphans than any other country in the world. 

SICW has placed more than 2,500 children in loving homes across the world.