CBM (The Christofel Blinden Mission) 
CBM is an international Christian development organization, committed to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in low income regions of the world.

CBM has Member Associations raising funds and awareness of disability issues in ten countries worldwide. In lower-income regions of the world, CBM strives to build the capacity of partner organizations. This is all done following proven core values and with more than 100 years of experience in the field of disability.

In partnership with CBM, NBCD is providing a range of academic and vocational education and rehabilitation services to over 130 students through the Prerana Educational Centre near Siliguri.
Action Aid 
Founded in the UK in 1972, ActionAid has been fighting poverty worldwide for over 30 years. In 2003, ActionAid's work reached almost 13 million people in Africa, Asia and the Americas.

Together with more than 2,000 civil society partners worldwide, ActionAid works with and supports the poorest and most vulnerable people to fight for and gain their rights to food, shelter, work, basic healthcare and a voice in the decisions that affect their lives.

In partnership with ActionAid, NBCD is providing community-based rehabilitation and support to over 4,000 people with disabilities and their families in the Siliguri area, including facilitating the formation of 130 village-level self-advocacy groups and their federation at Panchayat, Block and District level

VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas)  
VSO India is part of VSO International, which is headquartered in the UK. VSO International has recruitment offices located in UK, Canada, Ireland, Netherlands, Philippines, Kenya, India and Australia and sends volunteers to over 35 countries worldwide. The first 8 volunteers were sent in 1958 and since then over 43,000 volunteers have been placed in 120 different countries.

VSO has been working in India since 1994 and places international volunteers with Indian NGOs to fight poverty and exclusion. International volunteers come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds and experiences and help make VSO India a leader in development.

Using their experience, these international volunteers work with their colleagues and members of the community sharing their skills and knowledge.

In partnership with VSO India and the National Trust of the Government of India, NBCD is piloting the National Volunteering Scheme with 12 local NGOs in North Bengal, and in partnership with VSO India NBCD is taking forward the International NGO Partnership Agreement Programme (IPAP) project with six local NGOs across North Bengal.
Sir Dorabji Tata Trust  
The Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, one of the oldest, non-sectarian philanthropic organisations in India, was established in 1932 by Sir Dorabji Tata with the prime purpose of encouraging learning and research in the country, of meeting costs of relief during crises and calamities and of carrying out worthwhile charitable activities.

The Trust’s vision of constructive philanthropy has been sensitive to the fast-growing needs of a developing nation, while the work initiated by it holds contemporary relevance as it continues to support innovative enterprises in development.

The Trust extends its support to individuals, institutions and organizations striving to make a difference. It demonstrates the power of purposeful philanthropy in the development of a progressive nation, while promoting excellence and relevance in the areas of human endeavour.

The Trusts support a range of NGOs working in different sectors across the country. Based on the parameters of innovation, timeliness, sustainability, adding value and promoting linkages, geographic spread and the felt needs of the community, grants are made in the six major sectors of social development:

  • Natural Resource Management and Rural Livelihoods: The focus of support is on improving food security at the household, local and national levels and on issues concerning climate change and ecological security. The Trusts also recognize the importance of the increasingly scarce water resources and support the implementation of programs that work towards equitable and efficient use of water for meeting basic human needs.
  • Urban Poverty and Livelihoods: Improving working conditions for promoting sustainable urban livelihoods, improving the health and hygiene of the urban poor and promoting efforts to improve the reach, equity and effectiveness of government programs in urban development are the focus areas of this sector.
  • Education: Several innovative initiatives in education – within and outside the formal system – have been supported by the Trusts. The Trusts’ work looks at improving the quality of school education for disadvantaged groups such as Dalits, tribals, Muslims, girl children, urban slum dwellers, etc.; the education and development of adolescents; and the up-gradation of the profession of education itself.
  • Health: The focus areas in this sector deal with health issues of women (adolescent girls, maternal health etc.) as well as community medicine particularly in regard to child and maternal care and child nutrition; treatment, care and integration in the mainstream of the physically and mentally challenged and the integration of the Indian Systems of Medicine. The Trusts also support the creation of health infrastructure on a limited scale.
  • Civil Society, Governance and Human rights: The focus areas of this sector are support to Civil Society institutions/organisations that promote the implementation of the 73rd and 96th Amendments to the Constitution, contributing to good governance including through the use of RTI and legal means and efforts that help in the protection of the rights of the child, women, Dalits, tribals, under-trials and prisoners.
  • Media Art and Culture: The focus is on promoting arts scholarship, efforts at conserving endangered cultures and support to archival work. In addition, innovative approaches of the media in development and the research and development activities of the Arts are also promoted.

In partnership with The Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, NBCD is running a vocational training program in three urban and rural centres in which upto 25 disabled persons at each centre receive training in traits such as tailoring, bag making, plastic cane basket making, weaving, screen anad block printing etc. and are then assisted in establishing their own micro enterprises or self help groups.