It was in the early 80’s when a group of serious and like-minded youth from various walks of life, committed to social development, initiated their road-side activities with a humanitarian dream to change their environment. They wanted to reach out to the poorest of the poor slum dwellers. From then, they set out on their journey towards their commitment with the holy blessings of MOTHER TERESA. After years of strenuous hardship and toiling effort to uphold the fundamental rights of the marginalized section of society, the group registered itself in 1983 as MASS WELFARE SOCIETY – a non-government organization committed to human development. Mass Welfare Society is a community-based development organization working to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged children and helpless women in Kolkata and South 24 Paraganas. Through its various projects, it aims to bring about mainstreaming and self-reliance among those children and women who are underprivileged and have endured years of social exploitation of every kind. The project for children aims to restart their education as well as to encourage them to acquire vocational skills that will help them to earn a living. The project for women is aimed at creating awareness about their own situation and helping them to come out of it, as well as arranging an alternate way of life, so as to rehabilitate them with a secure professional occupation.
Mass Welfare Society is registered under the West Bengal Societies’ Registration Act, the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India and 12A and 80G of the Income Tax Act. We have our own Child Protection Policy, Human Resource Policy, Financial Management Policy, Environment Policy and Anti-Bribery Policy.