The Prerana Residential School and Educational Centre
Based in Salugara, a village on the outskirts of Siliguri, the Prerana Educational Centre provides:
  • Residential educational and other support to 40 visually impaired children
  • Non-residential educational and other support to five hearing-impaired children
  • Non-residential education, life skills training and support to over 50 children with multiple disabilities, cerebral palsy and autism

  • Outreach support to the families of children with disabilities in local communities, and support to these children, their families and their communities in understanding, accessing and advocating for their rights and entitlements
  • Community-based vocational training and support to over 30 young adults with disabilities, and support to them in independent living
The National Volunteering Scheme
The National Volunteering Scheme (NVS) is a partnership between the National Trust of the Government of India and VSO India to encourage national volunteering in the disability sector. The scheme is being piloted in the States of Rajasthan, Hariyana and West Bengal, and NBCD is responsible for taking the pilot project forward in North Bengal.

Twelve DPOs formed, leaders being trained

Baseline data being gathered (particularly current access to entitlements)

Twelve month project, due to end in March 2012

The International NGO Partnership Agreement Project (IPAP)
The IPAP programme is a project aimed at improving the lives of disadvantaged groups across India. One of these disadvantaged groups is people with disabilities, and NBCD's role is to support disabled people across North Bengal by enabling and encouraging the formation of local disabled peoples' organisations (DPO), who can then advocate effectively for their rights and entitlements
Currently being taken forward in four Districts through six local partner NGOs

Twelve DPOs formed, leaders being trained

Baseline data being gathered (particularly current access to entitlements)

Twelve month project, due to end in March 2012

The Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Project
The Community Based Rehabilitation project is a range of community-led initiatives intended to mobilise people with disabilities in obtaining their rights and entitlements within their local communities.

Four area coordinators and eleven field staff based in communities across three Divisions within North Bengal

Over 3,000 people with disabilities in over 200 communities supported

Seven year project, due to end in 2013