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Gopali Youth Welfare Society commonly abbreviated as GYWS is a government-registered Non-governmental organization in West Bengaland aims to improve the living standards of people in Gopali village. The organisation was started in 2002 and registered on 20 April 2005 under the West Bengal Societies Registration Act, 1961. It is mainly run by the students of Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur with the help of professors of IIT Kharagpur and local citizens of Gopali village. It mainly focuses on Child education along with Women Empowerment, Eradicating Child Labor among many other causes.

The organisation has initiated several programs of free education, social awareness campaigns and vocational training.

Overview[edit]

The organisation was started in 2002 by Mrinal Kanti Bhanja, and registered on 20 April 2005 under the West Bengal Societies Registration Act, 1961.It is mainly run by the students of Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur with the help of professors of IIT Kharagpur and local citizens of Gopali village.

Initiatives[edit]

Jagriti Vidya Mandir[edit]

Marking illiteracy as its prime concern, GYWS embarked on an education program in April 2008: Jagriti Vidya Mandir, an English Medium primary school. Its main motto is "not to make the children literate, but to make them educated".

PaperKraft[edit]

Aimed 'Generating Employment, Preserving Environment and empowering women', As part of this project, students volunteer to collect old newspapers from the Halls of Residences of IIT Kharagpur. These are given to poor rural women, free of charge, to make into 'thongas' or paper bags. Currently 30 women are associated with the production process who were given a week long training to make thongas.

KGP Blood Connect (K.B.C.)[edit]

K.B.C. is also associated with 'Kharagpur Voluntary Blood Donor Organisation (KVBDO)' and have contacted the local hospitals of Kharagpur including Kharagpur Railway Hospital.

Activities[edit]

Yogdaan[edit]

Yogdaan is an initiative taken by GYWS in which the members go door to door of each and every student of IIT Kharagpur campus and request them for donation for their school construction project.

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