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, December 2021

13.01.2022 News

The month of December is the season of rice harvesting which is followed by a number of village festivals in the local areas. But due to the Covid-19, the festive mood is not much visible among the villagers that used to be. A...[more]

Monthly Report November 2021

10.12.2021 News

After nearly two years of closure because of Covid 19 pandemic the high schools in the state have reopened from 16th November. Presently only the students of class IX to XII are attending school and other classes will follow...[more]

Monthly Report of October 2021

19.11.2021 News

Dasae, one of the important festivals of Santals, is celebrated almost at the same time with the Durga puja, the biggest festival of the Hindus. Like every year this year too, the Dasae team of Bishnubati visited different...[more]