Towards a brighter future

Greetings from Prerana!

We have great pleasure in introducing ourselves as an Education and Rehabilitation institution, in which 128 children with disabilities are studying and undergoing re-hab programmes. Prerana is a cross-disability centre which means that children with all types of disabilities such as visual, speech and hearing impairment, cerebral palsy, intellectual and developmental disabilities including autism and orthopedic handicaps, study and receive rehabilitation training and therapy at the centre. Out of these, 40 children who are visually challenged are provided with residential facilities because they come from surrounding tea gardens and villages who cannot commute on a daily basis. All services such as tuitions, school-bussing, food, uniform, learning materials are provided free of cost, since almost all of the children belong to under-privileged families.

These children most of whom come from tribal and other backward classes have proven over and over again that they have all the potentiality to excel, provided they are given the necessary support and opportunities. We do believe that all these children have a bright future.
Together, all of us can make the world a better place for them to live in. It is our fervent hope that these children will never have to face the terrible stigma of “exclusion”. They will never have to bear the awful isolation that generations after generations of children with disabilities have had to bear with in the millennium gone by. We at Prerana are endeavouring to give these children a reasonable start in life. But we can only do so if high minded friends like you extend your helping hand. We are fortunate to receive support from philanthropic institutions and individuals, with whose help we are able to meet most of our cost to run the school. At present, we are appealing to all our friends to meet the cost of maintaining the school hostel by contributing Rs.1000.00 a year only. We do hope you will be with us in this endeavour.

All donations may please be made by cheque in favour of:

For Domestic Contributions:

NBCD A/C Prerana
S/B No.: 045801000009188
Indian Overseas Bank
Hill Cart Road Branch, Siliguri.

For Foreign Contributions:

In favour of: North Bengal Council for the Disabled
S/B A/C No. 045801000006473
Indian Overseas Bank
Hill Cart Road Branch, Siliguri.
Swift Code: IOBAINBB

All donations are admissible for tax exemptions as per the provisions of section 80G of the
Income Tax Act, 1961.