Ambedkar Social Welfare Mission (AWSM) is a social welfare organization. This mission is registered under Govt. of West Bengal, India. It is situated near the world heritage site, Sunderban, which is 60 km away from the capital city Kolkata, West Bengal, India. The organization was founded in the year 2009 after havoc destruction of life and wealth of Sundarban people by a disastrous cyclone named AILA. The Sundarbans area is a place where natural calamities like cyclones, tsunamis, and tornados occur. In the aftermath of these disasters, the mission has provided them with food and shelter. The main occupation of the working class is fishing and honey harvesting. Some have been badly hurt and even lost their lives due to wildlife attacks from crocodiles and tigers. This will often leave children homeless and helpless, so the mission takes them in to help sustain life for them.
As a foundation, Nimpith Buddha Vihara Monastery was established in 2007. This Monastery is the only one in the South 24 Parganas District of West Bengal India. The children of ASWM practice Meditation, Buddhist Prayer, and Yoga daily. Practicing 5 Precepts helps them develop their moral values, so that they will become more responsible citizens of society. Practicing meditation will help them increase their concentration, confidence, and discipline that they will need to face the hardships that they encounter in their adult lives. Locals that are interested in developing a meditation practice and enhancing their spiritual life are also welcome to come.
After the foundation, the orphanage and school were developed. We have worked independently to organize social awareness issues and decrease superstitious practices. We are trying to get government assistance, but have not as of yet. We have organized: blood donation camps, eye sight - vision camps, forest preservation and tree planting, seminars on global warming, prevention of early marriages & child pregnancies, and of course Dr. Ambedkar’s teachings. We have developed self-help and empowerment groups for women, and offer handi-crafts for widows, and medical care for those in need.
Our current project is to build a hostel for the girls. Due to recent government law, the girls can no longer be housed with boys. Building an independent living space for them is crucial for the survival of ASWM and the well being of the young ladies. They are now living off property, costing the mission more money, and causing anxiety and stress for the girls that had to relocate away from what they have known as their family- their safe place.
Please join hands with us to make out society a better place to live. We believe serving humanity is the most important thing we can do for the future generation to come. Kofi A anan, former Secretary General of the United Nations said it best:
We have established the ASWM as a place for destitute, orphans, shelter less, and helpless to gain a meaningful and thriving life by providing them with food, shelter, education, self- discipline and most importantly the unconditional love they deserve that was missing before in their lives.
We are dedicated to promoting interfaith harmony and world peace. Through brotherhood, compassion, and harmony, our goal is to promote a global family. We are changing society by raising a generation based on morality and loving-kindness towards all humans.
We strongly believe that an initiative like this can be a catalyst for the personal and social transformation which can address the pressing issues which face today’s society such as poverty, hunger, hatred, violence, discrimination, and environmental degradation.
Let us unite for creating a harmonious world, beyond the narrow divisions of religion, caste, ‘s race, nationality, or political affiliation. May the proposed message of ASWN allow the light of the children’s heart to shine all over the world
(Food +Mattress +Bedsheets +Blankets +Mosquito nets etc)Rs. 10,00,000/-
(Salary of teachers+books and copy etc)Rs. 4,00,000/-
(Computer+Machine +tools+salary)Rs. 4,00,000/-
(Doctors +Compounders +Medicine +Vehicles etc)Rs. 3,00,000/-
(Electricity + Staffs+Maintenance etc)Rs. 4,00,000/-
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