About the area
Kulberia is located in the North 24 Parganas district and is home to a tribal community. The primary occupation of residents is farming, followed by daily labour. Alcoholism, domestic issues, exploitation of women and re-marriage often without a proper divorce are common in the area.
CRS launched this collaborative project with the Diocese of Calcutta (CNI) in June 2020.
Current CRS programmes
A women’s empowerment programme consists of certificate courses in tailoring and embroidery, helping to provide women with skills, confidence and empowerment.
There is an education programme for children with a focus on the pre-primary school age group. The programme directs its efforts towards children from the area between the ages of 3 and 10, and curriculum-based joyful learning.
Support for this young initiative is urgently needed, so that women and children in the area can continue to benefit.