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 of August 2021

15.09.2021 News

The people of our villages are carrying on their normal activities now, although the Covid restrictions in the state have not yet been fully lifted. The local markets and buses run normally. Educational institutions are...[more]

Monthly Report of July 2021

09.08.2021 News

Because of Covid pandemic the general lockdown had continued in the month of July. The infection rate seemed to have gone down in our area as no new cases are heard.  This is the monsoon season and all villagers were busy...[more]

Monthly Report of June 2021

14.07.2021 News

The general lockdown had continued the whole of June because of Covid pandemic. Therefore, except the agriculture and related farming activities such as duck rearing, fishery, vermicompost, bee keeping and vegetable...[more]