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Kishor Kishori Bahini

Location: Andharmanik, West Bengal.
The Project:  Kishor Kishori Bahini (KKB)
The NGO: Swarnivar
Supporting AID Chapters & Amount funded:
AID Bay Area: $13500

bahini1Swarnivar (Bengali for self-sufficiency) is one of the oldest grassroots partners of AID in West Bengal. Since its inception in 1989, Swarnivar has become a resource organization for many grassroots groups in West Bengal and surrounding states.

KKB is a unique program to train the youth to become agents of positive change in their communities through non-formal education and participatory learning. KKB works with adolescent youths in 6 project villages and in 50 high schools within the 24 paragnas region. Through teaching techniques that students can relate to in their daily life, KBK imparts education on wide range of subjects including science, organic farming, environmental conservation, and waste management.  

Social Advocacy and Health-related Support for Transgender and Gender-variant Persons

MurshidabadThe NGO: Karna-Subarna Welfare Society(KWS)
Supporting AID Chapters & Amount funded:
AID Iowa: $1250
AID Boston: $2750

This project is implemented by Karna Subarna Welfare Society (KWS) in partnership with two community-based organizations- Madhya Banglar Sangram (Murshidabad district) and Moitrisanjog Coochbehar (Coochbehar district). The project started in December 2014 with AID support.

Kishore Kishori Bahini: Youth Groups in West Bengal

  Experiment to show how external pressure keeps the water from falling Higher pressure inside forces the water out Using Pascal's Law to emulate a JCB








Swanirvar is one of the oldest grassroots partner of AID in West Bengal. Swanirvar works with youth from Class V to Class XII to train them in becoming agents of positive change in their communities and schools. The youth groups known as Kishore Kishori Bahini have campaigned against the use of plastic bags in the villages, keeping the school premises clean, setting up organic nutritional gardens at school and home, making models to explain scientific concepts and toys from trash amongst and many other inspiring activities.

AID supports Swanirvar's efforts in sustainable agriculture in North 24 Parganas of West Bengal with a 1000 farmers that. Recently, Arun Roy, one of the resource farmers was awarded Krishi Ratna - a model farmer by the state.

All  projects of AID are visited by volunteers, here is a recent pictorial account of a volunteer visit to Swanirvar .

Jambuni Child Growth Center

Duration : 2012 onwards




Sinchan : A safe and secure shelter for children, West Bengal

Partner: Nishtha

Duration: 2012 onwards


Promoting Sustainable Agriculture, Paschim Banga

Partner: Swanirvar

Duration: 2009 to present  Contact: Sisil Mehta (


Empowering through RTI

MixedChapter: Boston 

Amount: Rs. 370750

The Right to Information Empowerment Programme aims at facilitating the effective engagement of civil society organizations in the field of the right to information through awareness raising and capacity building activities. Effective awareness of RTI Act, important laws, pro-people schemes would provide much needed tool to promote accountable and empower people at the grassroots.


Health Care and Family Planning
health care

Supporting Chapter: JHU

Amount: Rs 117500

The goal of this project is to reduce the infant mortality rate in a population of 80,000 people in about 50 villages of the Hoogly district in West Bengal by extending their currently centralized ante-natal care facilities to ten remote villages by mobile outreach.

The basic goal of KNUC is integrated and free development for all with specific option for vulnerable sections comprising children, women, aged and disabled.

The main objective is to enhance the health, education, social and economic status and protect & promote rights of all particularly of the children, adolescents and women by identifying and solving their essential needs and problems along with participation of their families and communities.
Empowerment of Tribal Women

womenAmount Supported: $ 19,488

Chapters: Philadelphia

The tribal women in the region have found refuge in the only non-governmental organization operating in that area called Mohammed Bazar Backward Classes Development Society (MBBCDS), a non-profit, non-political, non-governmental, secular organization in West Bengal run by Mrs. Ayesha Khatun.


Conserving Traditional Seeds & Promoting Biodiversity, Paschim Banga
Partners: Development Research Communication and Service Centre

 Duration: 2009 to 2012    Contact: Rajasekhar Jammalmadaka (

                  2013-2014 : $ 8,300


Seed Conservation

Murshidabad Flood Relief

Flood reliefLocation: West Bengal

Amount Supported: Rs 1,000,000

Chapters: AID US Relief Fund

Torrential rain during the month of June has left thousands homeless in the Murshidabad district of West Bengal. With no government assistance, AID supported relief work through its partners SKMUK and MLC.