Service was established in 1971 in the aftermath of the Bangladesh war, to undertake
emergency relief measures
among refugees who came to Calcutta in thousands.
In 1974, CRS was registered under the West Bengal Societies Act, and has over the years moved from it’s role as a relief and charitable organization to
one of the
leading development agencies in West
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|CRS attempts to tackle the issues of poverty, poor health, lack of education, unemployment, illiteracy,
lack of awareness of rights and responsibilities, status of children and women in society, marginalisation and children in difficult circumstances through it’s
Total Education Programme.
Total Education Programme consists of the
Health, Education and Women’s Empowerment Programmes,
which CRS runs in the slums of Calcutta.
networks with different NGO’s
working in the same field to learn from each other’s experiences and build solidarity on issues of common interest.
Advocacy and campaigning
are also undertaken to impact decisions at the policy level in the areas of education, child rights, health and women’s issues.