Prestigious award for TCDP student

We are thrilled to announce that Romita Singha from the CRS Training Centre for the Different-abled Persons (TCDP) has received a “State Award for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities 2018” from the Government of West Bengal.

32-year old Romita received her medal, certificate and cash prize on 3rd December, which was World Disability Day. Romita, who has learning disabilities, suffers from seizures and has some hearing loss, has been attending the TCDP for the past 5 years, where she has learned embroidery and loves to sing. Congratulations to Romita!

B D Colony versus G B Lane

The football teams from B D Colony and G B Lane went head-to-head last week in an exciting match won by B D Colony. Participating in football gives boys from CRS Education Centres motivation and a sense of pride, as well as developing teamwork. This sporting initiative has been a really successful since being established about ten years ago.

New uniforms and equipment at Topsia

Children attending the CRS Education Centre at Topsia now have new uniforms, shoes and socks, wool cardigans for the winter, lunch boxes and water bottles thanks to funds raised by children at Ashgate Primary School in Derby. The school room will also be equipped with a ceiling fan and shoe rack. This follows the visit of two teachers from Ashgate to Topsia earlier this year as part of the Derby Diocese partnership.

New project at Brace Bridge

CRS has added a new urban location to its portfolio of projects: Brace Bridge. Beside the railway tracks at Brace Bridge station is Naya Bustee, a slum community of about 700 predominantly Muslim families.

CRS is partnering with a community based organization called Right Track to support this community. So far an education and women’s programmes have been started with the plan to add a health programme in due course. Find out more

Annual celebration for teachers

Teachers from CRS’s urban and rural projects were invited to St Paul’s Cathedral in early September to celebrate Teachers’ Day. The Assistant Presbyter of the Cathedral and members of the CRS Executive Committee led the celebrations to thank the teachers for their service – then everyone enjoyed sharing cake!