Who we are
Swapnopuron is a Bengali word, which literally translates to "A Dream Come True". With the belief that children should be given opportunities to dream big, Swapnopuron continuously strives to help in community building and providing children with prime facilities to let their dreams manifest into reality.
Swapnopuron Welfare Society (SWS) was started in 2012 on the small riverine island of Hingalgunj, located on the fringes of the Sunderbans on the Ichamati river adjoining the Indo-Bangladesh border. In a place where education is something people can't afford to invest time in, Swapnopuron has established the first English-medium CBSE school to help first-generation learners be the first in their community to get a formal education. Swapnopuron Siksha Niketan (SSN) currently has four schools and teaches children from grades 1st to 10th. SSN offers multi-sectoral teaching along with music, dance, drama, story-telling, and more that bring home tools like phonetic teaching, experiential learning, hands-on learning, cognitive reinforcement, and interpersonal and communication development. With qualified teachers and passionate mentors, SWS strives to better its pedagogical strategies to provide modern teaching and learning within its classrooms.
Our work and its impact
Swapnopuron Welfare Society provides quality English-medium education to first-generation learners hailing from the remote islands of the Sundarbans. It empowers the youth by spreading literacy across the rural areas of Kolkata. Beyond education as a medium for empowerment, Swapnopuron has initiatives like skill development and capacity building. SWS also protects children from child labour, child marriage and child trafficking. By cooperating with local administrations and Child Protection Committees, SWS tries to reach out to every child in this region of Sunderbans and protect them. The development programme also goes beyond children to women and adolescents to build a strong and empowered community.
How we will utilise these books
The first-generation learners of the Sundarbans do not have many resources to read and learn. Through Daan Utsav, India’s biggest Festival of Giving, Swapnopuron aims to provide children with new storybooks to further expand literacy and education. The funds raised from this Daan Utsav campaign will help us set up classroom libraries for these first-generation learners of rural Kolkata to read and benefit from.
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