Atghara Project

Baduria is a small village in the North 24 Parganas district in West Bengal, where 70% of the population consists of the minority community. The children there cannot go to school and are forced to work in dangerous conditions. They cut their hands and feet, handling glass without any safety gear. They are exploited and chained to posts so that they don't run away from their "job", while they should be going to school, having fun, and being children. Atghara Sanhati Kendra, a non-profit organization, has been trying to address this issue and has been partially successful in sending children to school and helping the older family members acquire some skills for their livelihoods. Promise Worldwide has taken the organization under its wings, partially funding their projects.