Our Projects

Women Empowerment Programs

Women Empowerment program is a major activity of Gopalnagar Shuvayan. It is an e-based social and economic empowerment platform that enables women to save money, develop financial literacy, and invest in income-generating activities. In addition to increasing women’s access to financial services, our groups also focus on learning skills and building capacities, self-esteem, increasing access to information and resources, and promoting collective action and community organizing.

This combination of economic and social empowerment positions them as leaders and decision-makers in their households and communities.

Through this program which women are trained to form self-organized and self-managed savings groups, each consisting of 15-25 members, to develop their empowerment and increase their access to financial resources, which is critical to sustained poverty alleviation. Group members meet weekly to make decisions that impact the group, participate in life-skills training, discuss issues of mutual interest, and pool their small funds into a common fund. From that common fund, members take loans and repay with interest. Women take loans for small businesses, healthcare, and education for their children, and home improvements.

Training in HandCrafts

We have engaged the services of a tailor Ms. Basu, who trains the residents who have a flair for tailoring, and Ms. Sukanya who teaches fabric painting, embroidery, and arts and crafts. Our range of finished tailoring products includes all-purpose fabric bags, batuas, sling bags in 2-3 designs, cushion covers, Saree petticoats, handkerchiefs, and yoga bags. We have trained the women in fabric painting on sarees with intricately designed motifs, painting on diyas and terracotta platters and embellishing them with beads and stones, painting on handmade paper for table mats and coasters, embroidery wall art, flowers and leaves made of twisted fabrics, paper bag making, and woven plastic bags.

Training in Baking

This venture which was started in July 2015, is running successfully. We make a variety of Cookery in various flavors that are packaged in attractive boxes. Chocolates are available during the festive season of Dussehra, Diwali, Christmas, and New Year, and special orders are undertaken at other times for special events and celebrations like birthdays, anniversaries, birth announcements, engagements, and weddings.

Health Camp for Woman

Menstruation and menstrual hygiene practices still face several hindrances in rural areas of Purulia District where adolescent girls and women are not much aware of Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) and therefore face difficulties not only at home but also in public places. Rural areas women using home-style alternatives like hay, dried leaves, newspapers, and old rugs further increasing health risks among them. Since early 2020, volunteers of Gopalnagar Shuvayan started distributing free sanitary napkins and organized regular health camps on menstrual hygiene in a different village of Block Manbazar 1 District Purulia West Bengal.

This time we are getting reusable cloth pads, it is unique, and we hope it will solve our problems for the coming months. The primary focus of our volunteers is to form training groups of women to make homemade reusable sanitary napkins along with the development of women enterprises on sanitary products. Through the project, various developmental professionals, Doctors are trying to reach out to the most underprivileged girls and women residing in rural areas of the Purulia District. Till now we organize 20 health camps for women under Happiness on Door. The main motive of organizing Health Check-up Camps was to provide facilities to those women who don’t have enough money to afford the expensive tests and medicines.

Awareness Program on Hygiene

Towards creating a healthier society by popularizing preventive measures, Gopalnagar Shuvayan organizes awareness programs on various issues of health and hygiene. For this purpose, Our NGO makes use of visual media which communities are familiar with, like street plays, puppet shows, etc. Another strategy employed is involving children and youth, women in awareness programs like rallies, debates, etc. because, children are the best messengers to carry the message to their parents, family, and other community members.

Health-weeks and health camps are also generally organized in villages for different age groups. Information about the conduct of health awareness sessions and camps is widely canvassed by our NGO well in advance. These sessions and camps are organized in coordination with the community keeping their time and other constraints in mind. Through these activities, our NGO ensures that such programs reach the maximum number of people.

Medical Unit for Senior Citizen

Senior persons have been left to take care of themselves, we came across several health camps and Mobile medical units organized for senior citizens as part of Gopalnagar Shuvayan. The society aims to provide primary health care to the elderly to rural or remote area people. We have organized more than 20 Health camps and 10 medical units over the last 6 years catering to about 5,000 elderly people directly reaching out to remote areas of Purulia District West Bengal. The health camps are held in remote areas where the health status is below the satisfactory line, especially for the geriatric population and also for those populations who suffer from various ailments irrespective of age.

We provide a multidisciplinary approach involving a professional team of Doctors for assessing and making treatment protocol for rehabilitation, Social workers, and trained nurses, Media professionals, etc. We provide our services for one or two days according to the population of a specific area. During health check-up, detailed medical history through a self-reported questionnaire which includes basic socio-demographic data and health-related inquiries about vision, hearing, memory, mood, urinary problem, and work capacity related questions are asked to them.

COVID – 19 Ration Kit & Hot meal Distribution

Gopalnagar Shuvayan has taken initiative to fight against hunger Gopalnagar Shuvayan has distributed 500 ration kits and 1000 masks among the village of Purulia district near our office. Gopalnagar Shuvayan distributed Cow food, sheep food, Goat food at the nearby village of our Jitujuri office. We also have distributed hot meals among the street people, beggars, and transgender.