Welcome - or in Santali: Johar!

We are a circle of friends who support village development in Ghosaldanga and Bishnubati, two villages in West Bengal. The inhabitants of these two villages are indigenous people from the Santal tribe, one of the most populous indigenous tribes in India.

The work of development is organized and carried out by the villagers themselves. The most important task is education; further top priorities are medical /health care, ecological farming and the promotion of culture.

On-site work is inspired and accompanied by the German author Martin Kämpchen, who has been living in India for the past 40 years.


News from the villages - July 2017

20.07.2017 News

Workshop on 'Study of Adivasis in West Bengal' _ From 5 to 6 July 2017, the Pratichi Institute, in collaboration with the Asiatic Society, Kolkata, organized a two –day workshop on 'Study of Adivasis in West Bengal' at the...[more]

News from the villages - June 2017

19.07.2017 News

Women’s-football-tournament _ The 10th of June was the day of a women’s-football-tournament in Noadangal (close to Ghosaldanga and Bishnubati), in which a team of RSV could participate. Their trainer was Rishikesh Thapa, an...[more]

Study Tour to Shimla

19.07.2017 News

On the 5th of June a group of ten people, consisting of teachers as well as students of RSV, started their trip to Shimla. It took them two days and nights, including two changes to new trains to get to this city in the Himalayan...[more]