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, July 2023

11.08.2023 News

1.      RSV School: The educational programs at the RSV campus went well. On July 15, the students were shown the launching of the Chandrayan-3 moon mission on a laptop. A discussion was also held...[more]

Monthly Report June 2023

14.07.2023 News

Besides continuing regular programmes such as education, health care, and the museum, the following important events were organised this month: 1. Celebration of Santal Hul: Every year, Santals throughout the country remember...[more]

Monthly Report May 2023

20.06.2023 News

The summer heat wave began from the first week of May. All the schools and colleges were declared early summer vacation and after one month of vacation 15 more days were extended considering the continuous extreme heat. Since...[more]