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Computer School

March 4, 2013, Canning, WB, India

A computer school was opened near Canning station. 22 students enrolled for computer basics course spanned for 3 months. The school is now approved by Indian Government vocation training program (VTP). The students will get certificates from the Indian Government after they pass the required exam.

We have 5 Dell Windows XP notebook computers and 5 desktop computers with high speed broadband internet connection. We are also equipped with a printer, scanner and fax all-in-one unit. Software available are Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Access), Adobe Photoshop (to edit pictures), MS Movie Maker (to edit videos), MS Expression web (to edit websites), WsFTP (to upload websites) and more.

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School Building - Opening

Jan 24, 2013, Canning, WB, India
Opening of Utsa Manush Bhaban. About 175 people participated on this occassion. Everyone in the village was very excited. Children participated in a few one-act and group  performances. Everyone had a nice lunch and very happy.

The Bhavan is a pretty large room about 65'x15' to host tutoring of about 50 children of class I through class VII in different batches from Monday through Friday.

JSS - Jan. 2013 >>> Opening of Utsa Manush Bhaban

School Building - Under Construction

Nov 2, 2012, Canning, WB, India
JSS School Building construction started in November 2012. The first phase was finished in January 2013.
It is a large pretty area about 65 feet by 15 feet. As of January 2013, the total cost was about Rs. 1.50 Lacs (anout $3,000). Future expanstion may cost another Rs. 50 Thousand Lacs (about $1,000).

JSS School Building

Tutoring Children

May 2012, Canning, WB,  India
We started tutoring 37 children (class I through VI) from our neighborhood under the banner - Asoke Bandopadhya Pothan Pathan Kendra since May 2012. We also take care of their health by conducting regular medical checkups and providing them with appropriate medicines.

JSS School Mission

JSS School Children

Snake Map of India

February 9, 2012, Kolkata, India
It took us a long time to collect pictures and collect data of 33 most common snakes all over India to finally publish one of a kind 2 feet by 3 feet poster calendar. A press conference was held at Kolkata Press Club on march 9, 2012.Now the goal is to distribute this map to rural public health centers, schools, libraries and relevant places so the villagers in India can be saved from snakebite deaths. It is estimated that about 40 to 50 thousand people die from snakebites in India. Poster calendar (2'x3') of snake map of India: snake map of India 

 Press Invitation: press invitation

JSS Snake Map of India - Kolkata Press Club 2012

 

Meet the People Behind JSS

September 2012
The children of JSS school performed a drama. Some well wishers spoke to the children and the parents. They encouraged the students to do extra-curriculum activities along with their studies. Dr. Samar Roy checked the health of the students.

JSS - Sep. 2012

November  2011
One of many visits to JSS. Enjoyed the drama explaining different aspects of snakes. Puppet show was fantastic. Meeting all the dedicated people working in Canning area for more than 25 years.

JSS - Nov 5, 2011


Publications
We published many leaflets, books and maps.

CJSS published many leaflets and books on many topics like snakes, lightning, intestinal disorders, black fever, malaria and even ghosts.
Maps

Vinyl poster 2 'x 3' available to purchase
1.     Snake map of India (English)
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2. Snake map of Bengal (Bengali)
3. Snake map of 24-Parganas (Bengali)

Books
Vinyl posters (2 'x 3') available to purchase
1. Snakes of Bengal (English - 125 pp)
2. Snakes of Bengal (Bengali - 34 pp)
3. Snakes of Bengal (Bengali - 20 pp)

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Video  



Enjoy a 23 minutes video on snakes of Sunderban

This video CD discussses about the superstitions the villagers have regarding snakes and snakebites. With the help of JSS, they are now learning not to chant the Goddess of snakes or go to faith-healers, instead now they go to local hospitals and treat the snakebite victims with AVS.

Tutoring
Taking care of education and health of local children.

We started tutoring 47 children (class I through VII) from our neighborhood under the banner - Asoke Bandopadhya Pothan Pathan Kendra. We also take care of their health by conducting regular medical checkups and providing them with appropriate medicines.

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School building
Constructed a building for tutoring local children.

We constructed a nice place to conduct tutoring for the children.

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Past Events
Workshops, exhibitions, radio and TV talks.

Over the years, we had various programs like workshops, exhibitions, puppet shows, street-dramas, rescuing of snakes, video documentary on the snakes of Sundarban, distribution of different life-saving drugs, supplying AVS to many hospitals in our area.

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You Can Help
Help us with your knowledge, advices & resources.

You can help us with your time, your knowledge, resources and your advices on how we can bring light to the poorest of poor people with lack of education who live with many superstitions. Any help is appreciated and acknowledged.

Help Line: 0- 963-599-5476, 0-973-382-2825

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What's New
Working with hospitals

We started working with many doctors and hospitals in our communities on how we can treat people bitten by snakes with the right medicines and on time. We collected a vast amount of data from people affected by snakes. We created charts and maps to identify the types of snakes from the symptoms.

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