Welcome to Dew Foundation & NDEWS
An approach to stand by humanity
This was a time when these youths started feeling a pinch at their pocket and realised the need to apply for a registration and form a body to carry on with their endeavour to reach out to the wider section of humanity, especially where the government activities have been found to be less than sufficient. Around this time 7 out of 10 members were very enthusiastic about the future prospect with a view that any new organization has to spend on its own to embark on its philanthropic venture while the rest was not so optimistic maintaining that merely donating personally on behalf of the members from their salary or pocket money could not take any voluntary organization to any considerable distance. Among these difference of opinions registration ws obtained on 7th May,2013, the named of the organization being North Dum Dum Education and Welfare Society (NDEWS).
The organization has at present 22 members of whom only 5 are fully employed and are the regular source of funds. The remaining 17 are either unemployed students or private tutors. It is, therefore, quite difficult to come to the help of the people in in need with just pocket money. Still, they have the heart, big enough, to think for others and translate those thoughts into action.
NDEWS believes that the long term sustainability of the organization depends on its success to create employment opportunities for the victimised people. Although it is in conversation with placement agencies and different govt bodies, mere dependence on them is not enough. It needs, perhaps, a business model / proposal / alternative for providing these people, trained through NDEWS, some platforms to operate their business and to have a better way / soure of earning income. At the same time its a revenue model needed for NDEWS to support these activities. All the solutions should be feasible and implementable.
The first major contribution was during the Aila in 2009 when a few of them went to remote villages of Sunderban areas like Hingalgunge, Daspara, Sardarpara in North 24 Parganas with relief. This was something that brought them to the direct contact of the suffering humanity at large. The catastrophe moved them in an affirmative way : they started nurturing bigger dreams. The next target aimed at was to cater to the medical need of the people. In the next few years, large scale health camp with day-to-day pathological tests, eye-camps and cataract operation that culminated in making arrangements for open heart surgery were carried out.
As the greatest festival of the Bengalis closes in our team went to one of the remotest villages of the district of Bankura and handed over garments to the poverty stricken villagers who find it real hard to maintain daily existence. They face economic constraints,social stigma,political exploitation, personal deprivation day in and day out. For a change,once we got there and share our little happeniness with them.
NDEWS was honoured to have Prof Amalendu Bandyopadhyay deliver an extremely informative yet entertaining lecture on expeditions and explorations regarding planet Mars from the very beginning down to the latest findings punctuated with slide shows. An enthralling evening to remember.
North Dumdum Education and Welfare Society celebrated the International Mother Language Day I.e, 21st February and paid tribute to the martyrs of Bengali Language Movements of Barack Valley with a wolkshop for children with special needs,lectures, recitations,poetry reading sessions, songs, dances,audio play etc.
with contributions from outside and from our members we spent a memorable day sharing lunch and playground and finally finding smiling faces all around with new puja garments and gifts.
As we did on 5 th June,ie World Environment Day,today too,on the auspicious occasion of happy Rathajatra, we planted a few plants and saplings in order to create a greener future.
Painting classes for the underprivileged children with special needs continue. When inclement weather refuses to allow us hold class in the open we seek shelter. Sometimes we get it,in other, we remain homeless.. But the effort must go on.
NDEWS has organized Eye camp for the economically weaker section of our society has successfully been completed. A number of patients will get their cataract operated on the 13th and 14th February, everything completely free of cost.We also thank Susrut Eye Foundation for their cooperation.
100 out of 100 in English Language in this year's h.s.exam! Well, meet Mampi Majumder from one of the remotest places of Bankura district who achieved this staggering feat by scoring the maximum , and then,as poverty would have it, had to abandon education on financial ground. NDEWS have taken full responsibility of her higher studies and will provide her books,fees, accommodation etc.