Barnamala Educational
& Cultural Society

Welcome to BECS

Barnamala Educational & Cultural Society is a not-for-profit organization based in Kharagpur Sub-Division, West Bengal. Established on 13th March 2005 and registered on 8th August 2005 under West Bengal Societies Regd. Act. (1961), the Society works in various sectors in Paschim Medinipur District and many other socially and economically underdeveloped areas in West Bengal. The objective of the Society is to help the needy people to achieve and sustain a better quality of life and to strengthen their involvement, their rights and responsibility in the fast growing development of the country

Vision

To evolve a pragmatic strategy in ensuring better lives for humanity at large.
To inculcate self building potential among the poor and marginal.
To encourage peopls’ movement for their emancipation.
To create a direct for peoplein participatory development.
To epitomize women a sense of belonging in the mainstream of social life.

Mission

 Barnamala Educational and Cultural Society conceives the mission to thrive away gender inequality and economic deprivations of the poorest of the poor by balancing growth pattern between haves and have nots.

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Activity

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

We have designed our program for youth development. Apart from self-employment training we arranged free lectures for personal up-gradation. We offered many programs for disadvantaged youth and we are also very much concerned about the shelter building of disadvantaged youth. We offered financial support to a few youth clubs and arranged games and sports.

We are very much concerned with self-employment and income generation of the disadvantaged youth. We offered carrier counseling programs along with entrepreneurship development training. We negotiated them to the funding agencies, helped them to start their own enterprises, and offered handholding support. We imparted basic technical skills and human values to them.

 

Rural Development

A key aspect of BECS schools is our commitment to providing activities that focus on educating the students in a non-conventional manner. Beyond producing good exam scores, BECS strives to instill in students, analytical skills, creative thinking, and confidence that will help them become exemplary leaders both within BECS and throughout their life after.

Children in India

India is a country with more than one billion people, and just one-third of them can read. Rapidly growing size of population, shortages of teachers, books, and basic facilities, and insufficient public funds to cover education costs are some of the nation’s toughest challenges. This is where Children in India are facing the basic challenges. According to a study, more than 30% of educational funds are allocated towards higher education, leaving the primary education in India in sway.

India is fourth among the top 10 nations with the highest numbers of out-of children in primary level. Furthermore, the rate of school drop-outs amongst students is very high. One of the main reasons behind this is poverty. When earning a livelihood and taking care of the members of the family becomes a primary matter of concern in one’s life, education stands a little or, very often, no chance of pursuance. For the underprivileged people in India, education is perceived as a high-priced luxury, and this negative outlook continues on with every new generation.

A disproportionate number of total out-of-school children in India are girls. What denies equal opportunities of children are serious social issues that have arose out of caste, class and gender differences. The practice of child labour in India and resistance to sending girls to school in several parts of the country remain as genuine concerns. If the current trend continues, millions of underprivileged children will probably never set foot in a classroom.

India’s growth relies on a well-educated and skilled workforce. Improving education is a critical area of investment. BECS in primary education can overturn the lives, careers and productivity of millions of its citizens. Already, a considerable proportion of the adult workforce in India is acutely under-equipped to be eligible for skilled and semi-skilled jobs. In order to build India as a consumer market of global standards, it is very important that every child reaps the benefits of quality education.

Health

As much as 500 million of India’s total population live below the poverty level. These families live in living standards that are among the poorest in the world. Thousands of mothers, newborn babies and children in India die every year from preventable diseases. 27% of deaths of children below age 5 are because of prematurity, 14% due to respiratory infections and 11% due to diarrhoea. 66% of the rural population in India lacks access to preventive medicines.

Healthcare is, by far, out of a poor man’s reach. About 75% of healthcare resources are concentrated in urban areas, where only 27% of the total population resides. 31% of the rural population in India has to travel over 30 km to get even the most urgent medical treatment. About 40% of the population in the metropolitan and large cities live in urban slums, where primary healthcare is provided by health posts. Most of the health posts are located outside the slum areas, making accessibility difficult.

Healthcare is every child’s right but problems like lack of quality infrastructure, shortage of experienced medical functionaries, and non-access to basic medicines and medical facilities avert its reach to over 60% of the child population in India. The need of the hour is to work collectively towards promoting health in areas, where the poor children manage to survive.

Nutrition

As per studies, one in three of the world’s malnourished children lives in India. In India, each year, an estimated 27 million children are born—nearly 2 million of which do not survive the fifth birthday. A major cause of this is malnourishment. Over 200 million people in India do not have access to good food, and more than 40% of the children who manage to survive beyond the age five are malnourished. In India, 46% of all children below the age of three are too small for their age, 47% are underweight and at least 16% are wasted. Millions of poor children in India do not receive immunization. 79% of children under age 3 suffer from anaemia. More than 50% of children have poor learning capacity because of iodine deficiency.

Due to inadequate intake of essential nutrients, malnourished children experience several problems, including delays in development, weight-loss and other illnesses. In young children, undernourishment can greatly compromise the immune system, making them highly susceptible to infectious diseases. Besides this, it causes severe growth implications and cognitive implications like memory deficiency, low IQ scores, impaired school performance, and learning disabilities.

Underprivileged children are at a higher risk for various short-term and long-term complications as they experience several macronutrient and micronutrient deficiencies since the time of birth. In fact, it is before birth that many children and their mothers face complications, due to undernourishment. Girls are more at risk of undernourishment than boys because of their inferior social status. Every year, thousands of women die due to negligible intake of essential nutrients during pregnancy. The child and maternal mortality rates for India are amongst the highest in the world. It is believed that malnutrition alone causes 50% of infant and maternal deaths.

 

Contact us

Working hours

Monday- Thursday:8:00-18:30 Hrs
(Phone until 17:30 Hrs)
Friday - 8:00-14:00

We are here

Chandni Chowk, P.O.-Kharagpur,
Dist:- Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal, Pin:-721301
Gmail : [email protected]

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