Based Health Programmes
operate in the slums, providing professional
medical consultation as well as basic medication
for the people.
planning education and services
are provided on a regular basis at the clinics,
during home visits and at diagnostic camps.
and post-natal mothers
are examined for complications, provided with
immunization and awareness raised about health
care during and after pregnancy.
are run with the help of para-medical and social
workers with assistance from the local health
workers. Here growth of children in the age
group 0 Ė 5 years is monitored and treatment
is provided for early illness and immunization
against various diseases.
children in the schools
are routinely examined by the doctors, and
health awareness increased among the children by
screening films on different health issues.
tuberculosis control programme
is also conducted in two clinics set up
specifically for this purpose where
supplementary medicines and part-salaries of two
doctors are provided.
Government of India Revised National
Tuberculosis Programme (RNTCP)
is implemented in 15 Wards of Kolkata by
Cathedral Relief Service, thirteen are in
partnership with CARE - West Bengal.
through the following programmes hopes to
achieve itís mission of ensuring a just and
sustainable society. It has transformed from
purely relief to self-reliance, from charity to
development and from a service oriented agency
to an empowerment-enabler.
skill training course
is conducted covering embroidery,
knitting, cutting, stitching and
tailoring. This is a certificate course
of one and a half year duration at the
end of which an evaluation is conducted.
17 Craft Centres with 586 registered
trainees and 5 Machine Knitting Centres
with 38 registered trainees are
have been set up, where besides basic
literacy, issues such as health, legal
rights, environment and globalization
are also covered.
(the rising sun) is a bustee womenís project
which aims to provide economic
independence to the women through
income-generation programmes. Here the
women use the skills that they have been
trained in. The raw material is provided
by CRS and the finished products are
marketed through private outlets. 3
centres are providing income generation
opportunities to 205 women.
Samities or womenís self-help groups
are also formed where women are
encouraged to meet and discuss problems
and reactions to various situations that
they face in life. The group provides
them an opportunity to share and learn
from each otherís experiences.
civic awareness is created and
confidence gained for economic
and social development. Income
are undertaken as a group, and the women
are encouraged to tackle and find
problems affecting the community. There
are 9 self-help groups with 183 members
at the moment.
nursery, formal and non-formal education
to children through 12 schools that have
been set up, housing about 2000
such as art, craft, dance, music, drama
regular parent teacher meetings.
personal/group sessions to counsel
motivating them to enroll non-school
going children in schools.
to register new learners.
is run by individual donations. This
provides sponsorship to the poorest of
those children who wish to pursue higher
formal education in government and
private institutions. Last
year, 49 children were placed in
recognized formal schools.
is also provided to the teachers to keep
them updated with the latest techniques
in teaching as well as different skill.
has also seen the need to network
and form partnerships with
root level organizations
with similar ideologies and missions.
we also provide both financial and
non-financial support to NGOís doing
exemplary work in the areas of health,
education and community development in
the slums of Calcutta.
centers for Disabled Persons
to differently abled people
through this center. Skills such as tailoring,
needle work, embroidery, doll-making and book
binding are imparted. Post training, the people
are also awarded certificates, sewing machines,
book binding tools and cash incentives to enable
them to start something on their own till they
find suitable employment.
Center For Disabled Personsí Press
is a crucial wing of CRS. It offers training in
printing, composing and book binding and
thereafter serves as an income-generation center
for them as well.