We are a non-profit, non-government development organisation committed to improving the lives of people less fortunate in West Bengal, India, through participation and empowerment. Registered in 1975 under the West Bengal Societies Registration Act 1961 (Registration Number: S/16979), Sabuj Sangha was originally established in 1954 in the Sundarban region to organise cultural and sports events and generate a sense of community within the area. The organisation has grown significantly since, spreading north throughout South 24 Parganas, Kolkata and into Jalpaiguri.
Our Vision is to secure a society where all people enjoy equal rights and access to equal opportunities.
Our Mission is the sustainable development of marginalised and vulnerable people to improve quality of life through empowerment, education, information, infrastructure development, healthcare provision and economic self-reliance through convergence of services provided by local self-governments.
Equality – We believe all people should be treated equal, and do
not discriminate against any person regardless of race, religion,
gender or social background.
Respect – We are committed to treating all staff, beneficiaries
and stakeholders with the utmost respect at all times.
Service Beyond Self – We work for the well being of others and will endeavor in our efforts to serve communities as best we can.
Transparency – We are committed to operating in a transparent and honest manner at all times.
Accountability – We take full responsibility and accountability for
Now employing over two hundred staff and numerous volunteers, we implement a range of sustainable development programmes that provide healthcare, education, child protection services, water and sanitation facilities, livelihood opportunities, and disaster response to thousands of families each year. In addition to direct programme implementation, we build partnerships and advocate with Government and a wide range of international NGOs and donors to tackle poverty and help ensure people can create new livelihood opportunities for themselves.
In recent times the international spotlight has been fixed on India’s economic growth. It is predicted that growth will continue, leading to India experiencing the most significant increase in share of world GDP over the coming three decades. Generating financial support for development programmes in this context is challenging for all non-governmental organisations, including ourselves. Yet communities right across India still need assistance – a quarter of the population live below the poverty line; fifteen per cent do not have access to clean drinking water; only half of all births are attended by a qualified healthcare professional; and, access to quality basic education and adequate physical infrastructure continues to be out of the reach of many. For these reasons, we remain committed to raising awareness of, and support for, vulnerable communities in West Bengal.