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 January 2024

16.02.2024 News

January is the month of festivals for Santals. The biggest festival of Santal 'Sorhai' falls in the second week of the month. Besides that, half a dozen local faires are also held within a radius of a few kilometers of our...[more]

Monthly Report December 2023

11.01.2024 News

In December, apart from the regular activities of the organization, two major programs were organized. (1) The annual celebration of the Museum Day program at Bishnubati on December 9 and (2) The visit of 45 Santal and Paharia...[more]

Monthly Report November 2023

17.12.2023 News

The regular programs of the organization, such as RSV school, education coaching centers at Ghosaldanga and Bishnubati, evening schools, health care, bio-farms, the Museum of Santal Culture, and Kick for Help, have regularly...[more]