We work among the most deprived, downtrodden communities. Our work area is primarily in the rural areas. The focus is on the Purulia district but some of our interventions are also in Bankura and West Midnapur districts of West Bengal and four districts of Jharkhand – East Singbhum, Seraikela-Kharsawan, Bokaro and Dhanbad.
Our interventions in Jharkhand are in collaboration with Tata Steel Medical Unit. The urban interventions are in slums of north Kolkata from Baranagar to Kamarhati, covering a 15 km stretch which is home to 1.5 lakh families.
Poverty in the area is widespread and rehabilitation of child labour was one of the foremost tasks we had taken up along with health issues with special focus on eye-care. In these slums we work to give skill-training to women who are the major bread-earners, but remain mostly illiterate and children who have lost their childhood working as child-labour.
| NVA AWARD
Nanritam`s grassroot workers have been honoured with NVA Award given by Jamsetji Tata National Virtual Academy for Rural Prosperity( NVA), established under MS Swaminathan Reserach Foundation. The mission of MSSRF includes the knowledge and skill empowerment of rural families with the help of Information and Communication Technology- an area where Nanritam is working in collaboration with ISRO. Our workers were given the award by Professor M. S. Swaminathan himself.
| BEST PARTNERSHIP AWARD 2012
Award received from Cognizant Foundation.
| VIVEKANANDA AWARD 2013
Vivekananda award received from Ramakrishna Mission, Delhi