ANNUAL EXHIBITION: 2019
The annual exhibition/sale, of the items produced by the residents girls of ABWU, was held successfully on 11TH AND 12TH April 2019. The exhibition is a business event and also an emotional event for the home. This is a platform where the creativity of the resident girls who have learnt the art of stitching, embroidering, weaving , cooking and baking is displayed and appreciated by the community. This platform is basically to encourage the girls residing in the home towards self empowerment.
BLOCK PRINTED SAREE
FROM BAKERY UNIT
HAND EMBROIDERED DRESS FOR TODDLERS
FIVE SWADHAR GIRLS TO TRAIN AS NURSE:
ERIC AND LEILA DACOSTA Fund an advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation is financially supporting All Bengal Women Union to help five girls from its home,Swadhar section, to train as nurse, which is the dream career goal of these girls. This training will make these marginalized girls self reliant and rehabilitate them in the main stream for life time.
We at ABWU are very grateful to Silicon Valley Community Foundation for supporting our wards in their career goal, through Eric And Leila Dacosta Fund
We inform with great pleasure that the following girls from our children’s home have passed the 2018 “Madhyamik examination” (Secondary school certificate) of West Bengal board., with flying colours.:
PramilaDas, Kaberi Pradhan Mampi Roy
Sangeeta Mondal Payal Roy RadhikaKumari
Jannat Khatun Rani Sardar Lakxmi Das Biswas
Special kudos to Shreyoshi Ghosh who achieved a first division, with distinction marks in three major subjects.
Higher Secondary Examination:
Ms. Ayesha of After Care passed the 2018 Higher Secondary Examination with first class marks .Kudos to her.
Purnima Jana of Children home passed the 2018 higher secondary examination .
Our Topper Shreyoshi Ghosh
Work-shop for Children on 1st & 2nd June 2018
Eleven girls of Children’s home attended two-day long work shop to learn the intricate art of making dolls from lac. The work shop was organized by Indian National Trust for art & Culture and sponsored by INTACH, Kolkata. The girls were trained by master artist in the field, Shri Brindaban Chandra.
On 21st Nov 2017
Four girls from ABWU received “Biranganaaward” from Hon’ble Dr. Shashi Panja, minister of State for Women & Child Welfare and Social Welfare. Four girls were nominated from our Home and all of them bagged the award. They are
“Biranganaaward” is a bravery award given by W.B Government to girls who have prevented some kind of social evil, fighting against severe odds. And advere situation.
On 14 th March 2018
A day long seminar was organized by ABWU on “ PRESENTLY AVAILABLE VOCATIONAL TRAING FOR THE MARGINALISED YOUTH AND ITS RELEVENCE IN THE FIELD OF TOTAL ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT AND INDEPENDENCE”. The venue of the seminar was hotel international.
Hon’ble minister Dr. Shashi Panja graced the seminar as chief guest.
List of the organizations who participated and presented papers during the seminar is as follows:
- World Vision India
- Development Action Society
- Nari-o- ShishuKanlyan Kendra Khasakhamar
- Save the Children
- Women's Interlink Foundation
- SarojNaliniDutt Memorial Association
- Hope Foundation
- Destiny Reflections
- Seva Kendra Calcutta
- Right Track
- Life to Diksha
- Jay Prakash
On 11th,12th and 13th April 2018
Our partners FK Norway team will visit our organization.
Teacher with a heart award
Head teacher of our primary school receiving the award known as ‘teacher with a heart’ from hon’ble minister Dr. Shashi Panja. The award is declared by Manochetana Academic and Research centre, a wing of, Manovikaskendra.
A Miracle A Day
Documentary Feature | Duration: 75:59 |
Premiere – Canada
Dir. Deborah Harse, United States – In Attendance!
Language: Bengali, English
*Nominated for Best Feature Documentary, Best Subject (Topic), Best Sound, Best
Cinematography, Best Editing*
Synopsis The documentary film “A Miracle A Day” is an uplifting testament to the human spirit and it’s capacity to surmount obstacles and transcend adversity. It is the story of All Bengal Women’s Union Welfare Home For Girls in Kolkata (Calcutta), India, which is a progressive present-day example of the older institutions depicted in the highly acclaimed film “Lion.” The home was founded in 1932 for women and girls to have a place of refuge from brothels, trafficking, poverty and abandonment. Today it is still thriving with residents ranging from one day old through their nineties. All Bengal Women’s Union provides food, clothing, shelter, education and vocational training for 150 to 200 girls, young women,elderly and care for babies as well. The staff, many of whom are volunteers, show heartfelt and relentless dedication to helping every person become the best they can be.