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.


Monthly Report, October 2022

11.11.2022 News

The month of October was full of festivals in Bengal. Beginning with Durga Puja, the biggest festival followed by Laxmi puja, Kali puja, Deepawali and there were several local festivals. Muslim community celebrated their Fateha...[more]

Monthly Report September 2022

11.10.2022 News

The month of September is the lean season of the year. The agricultural fields are filled with paddy and the cultivation of vegetables has occupied the empty places that are available near the water bodies and ravines. Men go to...[more]

Monthly Report August 2022

22.09.2022 News

Although the rice sowing period was quite late last month, due to insufficient rain water, paddy samplings seemed to recover and grow well. Rice field around our village looks green and beautiful. The development activities of...[more]