A program was organized on” Girl Child” day in Women Development Centre Joypur Kharghuli  on 10th Sept.2011 .

The celebration began with a prayer dance by the students of National Institute of Open School under WDC. Mrs. Suchitra Kakoti the Commissioner for the Protection of Child Rights was the chief Guest , Fr. Lukose the Chairperson of CWC of Kamrup District, Metro and Ms. Renuka Devi Borkakoti Ex Central Minister and the Chairperson Indian Red Cross   was the guest of    honor for the programme.

Chief Guest Dr. Suchitra Kakoty in her speech reminded that Girls are not less than boys and are equal with boys in their talents & education. Days like Such occasions will bring awareness and chance for many to come out with their talents.

Fr. Lukose sdb  told that some states does not give preference for girl to be born and some go for sounogaphy and if a girl they go for infanticide. As a result in India sex ratio of Female is less than male. In Assam we are better than many states .

Ms. Renuka Borkakoty was very appreciative of the entire programme and encouraged parents to give equal opportunity for both.

Our guests exposed some of the incidents in Guwahati, children below 9-10 years are brought to work as domestic workers and the owners ill treat them even many girls are taken outside the states and are missing. So it’s a high time to raise voice to save the Girl Child and join hands together and fight against gender discrimination. The day was enlightened with various cultural programmes by the Girls of the local area and the students of WDC. The invitees thanked the SHGs and the mothers for taking active involvement to bring up their girl children. All the guests congratulated Sr, Betsy the Director of WDC, & the staff for their initiative to organize the Girl child day so meaningfully.

Sr. Betsy Director.


Empowerment and Integral Development in N.E India


7 SHG’s received revolving fund of Rs. 10,000 from the rural bank. Through this they have started their small income generating activities. Again in the month of July 10 groups received individual loan of Rs. 30,000 under Kisan Credit Card (KCC).

Unsula SHG received a tractor from Agriculture Department.  9 groups are sanctioned for subsidy loan from the bank. 19 SHGs received revolving fund. 5 persons received Kisan Credit Card (KCC). 32 families received toilet facilities. Checking of the record books are done regularly. The groups have regular meetings, savings etc. well maintenance of the record books.

The women are given training on Immunization, SHG Formation & Records keeping, Herbal Medicine, Govt. Schemes & Facilities, Weaving, Income Generating Activities, Community Health, book maintenance, account keeping, small business management etc. they are also given awareness on health and herbal medicines, cleanliness, value education, savings, vermicompost, bank linkage etc. They are taught new techniques and design making of the local garments. The people dependent on agriculture. They cultivate ginger, haldi, vegetables, chilly, tapioca and oranges. 31 groups had taken paddy cultivation as their income-generating activity. Group wise they are doing business like weaving. They have even bought a tractor and land for cultivation on lease and a tent house and a tea stall. A tailoring school has also been opened at the centre. We are also very happy to say that our animation programme has extended to Mazbat block under Udalguri district. Read More………….

Children Sponsorship Programme


The Children Sponsorship programme was started in the year 2002. Through this programme the centre is taking care of 100 girl children who are studying in various classes in the local Assamese medium schools of Joypur, Kharghuli. Our main concern is to provide assistance to the underprivileged children especially who come from very poor families. We provide assistance like textbooks, notebooks, school uniforms, bags, umbrellas and stationary to each student. We also provide financial assistance o the very poor students.

A Tuition Centre is catering to the local poor children. WDC is caring for the 120 girls who in various schools. These children have their monthly savings for their higher studies.

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Community & Family Disaster Preparedness Programme


DIPECHO (European Commission – Humanitarian Aid) has approved the proposal submitted by Caritas for the CFDP project in Assam. The project is being implemented in two districts. Guwahati Gana Seva Society (GGSS) is implementing the project in Kamrup (Metro) and the Women Development Centre (WDC) in Morigaon district.

Main objective of the project

Coping, preparedness and response capacities of communities and families in Assam, India, are strengthened through better understanding of the characteristics of local hazards and improved traditional as well as innovative coping practices and through effective networking with local government institutions and NGO’s.

Key results expected:

  1. Families have assessed their vulnerability, prepared their own family disaster preparedness action plans and practice appropriate coping mechanisms
  2. Communities have collectively identified their common vulnerability, prepared their own family disaster preparedness action plans and have established networks or discussion platforms together with local government and other CBOs for tackling their vulnerabilities and problems that require a community government cooperation.
  3. Communities practice appropriate coping mechanisms and have contributed towards the implementation of DP activities.

Duration of the project:

15 months (1st July 2009 to 30th September 2010)

The first joint review meeting of the CFDP project between the district administration and the CFDP staff was organized on 4th March 2010 at Morigaon. The main objectives of this joint review meeting was to assess the different activities of the project and ascertain the possibilities of further collaboration and increased government support as well as possible scaling up of the CFDP activities to other flood affected areas of the district. Demonstrations on Infant’s identification tag, preservation of food, family survival kit, sealable plastic packets for valuable documents, plastic bags for school children, mobile Chula and fuel, raising the plinth level of the house, banana rafts, kamalilata for prevention of erosion, making changes and ropes, life jackets etc. were given in different blocks of the district. Read More……………

Animation of Programme in Five Areas


  • The women not only taking loans from the group savings but also availing it from other agencies and have used it as a source of income which has helped them to increase their family income and provide help in the time of needs.
  • The women have learnt to prepare herbal medicines and at the same time they are also able to educate the other women in this process.
  • The women have taken a strong step in abolishing dowry system from the society.
  • By taking part in different competitions held at the centre and area level the women and children are able to show their inner talents and capacity.
  • They are able to save some amount of their savings through the formation of self help groups.
  • Food processing training has enabled the women to prepare varieties of food items and sale it.
  • Women groups are able to provide dance and acting classes for the children in their own area in order to develop their talents and skills in Art of dancing and acting, as a result they have performed in different functions in Kalashetra, WDC and in the local area functions.
  • Members are involved in small businesses.
  • The local bank is availing loans for them and the women are much more eager and enthusiastic.
  • The women are supervising the studies of their children and also providing opportunity for them to learn, developed in different fields like arts, sports and cultural activities.
  • Able to organize the monthly meeting of the group.
  • Women do not waste money but try to save it.
  • Women have gained knowledge in marketing.

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