CRS has been recognised by the national skill corporation of the Government of India as an authorised training centre, after much hard work and dedication by the team in Kolkata. This means all women’s empowerment programmes will be recognised and each of the women and girls being trained will receive a certificate from the Government, benefitting their livelihoods and future prospects. A fantastic achievement for CRS and all the women and girls they serve.
Children at Bibibagan and Sukantanagar received Christmas gifts thanks to the Women’s Fellowship of the CNI Wesleyan Church.
Children from CRS education centres across the city gathered on 01 February on the sports field of La Martiniere School for Boys for a special day of fun and celebration.
The group of teachers visiting from Derbyshire organised a range of games and activities, which were spread out across the grassy playing field.
There were grand celebrations on 30 January 2020 for the inauguration of the multi-purpose centre at Mahamaya.
The ceremony was presided over by the Bishop of Calcutta, Rt. Revd. Dr. Paritosh Canning.
He was accompanied by guests including Revd. Anita Matthews, one of the Trustees of the UK Friends of CRS, Mr. Peter Routley, a long-time associate of and donor to CRS, teachers from Scargill CofE Primary School, members of the CRS Executive Committee, and visitors from Derbyshire.
There are still some finishing touches to be made to the upper floors but this building will soon be in full use for a variety of activities supporting residents of Mahamaya and surrounding villages.
The annual celebration of Teachers’ Day was held this year at the offices of Larsen & Toubro, the company that supports CRS through its Corporate Social Responsibility programme.
Some of the pupils from the school at Hastings presented teachers with gifts, then there was a lamp-lighting ceremony and speeches, dancing by some of the children, and a play performed by one of the teachers.