Tagore Society for Rural Development
The Tagore Society for Rural Development is a registered Indian Non Governmental Organization (NGO - non profit) working in three Indian states of West Bengal, Jharkhand and Orissa. During nearly 40 years of our existence, we have emerged as one of the most respected non profits in the eastern part of India.
Staring of with a project at Bolpur near Santiniketan, where Rabindra Nath Tagore founded his university, we today work in areas where there are extreme climatic and weather conditions. Deep inside the Sunderbans, in the Bay of Bengal, our work revolves around the precarious lives of the islanders in the largest mangrove forest in the world. There are fierce cyclones, erosion by the waters of the Bengal Sea and the fear of animal attack by tigers and estuarine crocodiles are very real.
In our other projects we support people who face another natural challenge - that of persistent drought.
Many of the people we work with are tribals, the original inhabitants of India. Most of them, after centuries of social and economic deprivation, are completely marginalized. Thus, a unique culture and way of life which practiced harmony with Nature is on the threshold of being completely destroyed.
All through, our emphasis has been on developing the capacity of the local people. Their invaluable knowledge of their own environment and immediate living conditions is the basis of our participatory development methods.
TSRD with many successes to its credit is looking for people interested to volunteer for us in a variety of capacities. Be they medical personnel, computer geeks, people experienced in documentation, social anthropologists, people interested in the flora and fauna of this remarkable land are welcome to get in touch with us at kalu email@example.com