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 June 2024

12.07.2024 News

June is a summer month in India. Earlier, summer season was a lean period for the farmers as there was no water in the field for cultivation. However, ever since rice cultivation started with extraction of groundwater in...[more]

Monthly Report May 2024

23.06.2024 News

The heat wave had continued this month as well. The highest temperature of the month was recorded in Delhi 52.9 degree Celsius. RSV School had given two weeks summer holidays to the students. Other activities of the organization,...[more]

Monthly Report March 2024

12.04.2024 News

Besides the regular activities of the organization of education, health care, the museum of Santal culture, bio-farming, and kick-for-help football coaching, several programs were organized this month. They are as follows: 1) An...[more]