UTTARPARA AARADHONA WELFARE SOCIETY is a NGO (non-governmental organization) based in KOLKATA, UTTARPARA, registered under the West Bengal Societies Act 1961 (Registration number S/2L/38829 of 2015-2016) and registered under the 12AA scheme of The Income Tax Act 1961, comprising of professionals (Doctors, Social workers, Educationists). Founded in Kolkata in 2013 by a group of various Persons Aaradhona now offers education from kindergarten to Class 12 (A level equivalent) both to children from our homes and to children from nearby slums who attend as day scholars. Sport and many other activities broaden their horizons and foster their talents. Once they have completed their schooling, Aaradhona helps the young adults to move into higher education, training or paid employment.
Through our homes and school, Aaradhona is committed to providing Kolkata’s street kids with the fundamental aspects of normal family life:
a sense of belonging in a secure and loving home
to be amongst people they can trust and on whom they can depend
to be healthy and well fed
to enjoy the freedom to laugh and play
to discover their individual talents and explore their creativity
to receive an education that challenges their minds and prepares them for future employment and a life of independence.
We work to raise awareness in our society about the problems affecting children, to mobilize resources to finance the programs that we conducted in several localities and responding to humanitarian emergencies affecting children and families.
Our work in rural and developing areas is to improve the living conditions of children, women, old aged people and ensure that their rights to survival, quality education and protection against abuses are met.
We are funded by voluntary contributions from individuals and entities, public and private. Monitoring and evaluation of the management of funds is rigorous and constant.
Presently we are conducting a free tuition and coaching centre for the school students belonging from the underprivileged section of the society. We also provide them books, exercise copies or exercise books, pen, pencils, eraser etc. for free just to make them interested in the studies. We have conducted free medical check up camps for the poor and needy people of the society. We have also conducted several programmes for the enthusiasms of children in the creative fields like music, art, drama etc. to encourage them to do what they love and also for the enrichment of the society. We have conducted anti child labor awareness camp to make the society understand that the basic duty of a child should be none other than education. We had organized environment awareness campaigns like tree plantation, tree distribution to the locals etc. We also visit nearer orphanages and old age homes several times, spend some time there and distribute sweets and several other foods to them. We also distribute chocolates several times to the childs of poor slum dwellers.