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, April 2022

11.05.2022 News

‘Climate change’ has never been a topic of discussion among our villagers even after experiencing the worst cyclone, flood or heat wave in their lifetime. The unprecedented heat that prevailed this month has naturally forced...[more]

Monthly Report, March 2022

13.04.2022 News

March is the month of transition of weather from pleasant spring to the hot summer. The most common trees like mango, peeple, mahua, sal, neem bear new leaves and fruits.  As the nature around us changes...[more]

Monthly Report, February 2022

15.03.2022 News

As per government’s order all schools and colleges of the state have re-opened after two years of closure due to Covid 19 pandemic.  Our RSV primary school and the hostel too have re-opened and resumed their classes and...[more]