About us

Nature of the organization
Tollygunge Women in Need is a not-for-profit, non-government, social organization.

TWIN was founded in 1995 by a Belgium couple Dr. (Mrs) Marie Paule Baudot, former professor of Leuven University in Belgium and Mr. Josef (Tor) Mutton, Management consultant (Rtd).

  • Under the West Bengal Societies Registration Act 1961 - Registration No. S/90114 of 1998-99.
  • Under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act 1976(FCRA).
  • Under section 12AA of Income Tax Act, 1961 Memo No. DIT(E)/8E/387/08-09/462-464 of 17/08/2009.
  • Donation made to Tollygunge Women in Need shall qualify for deduction U/S 80G of Income Tax Act, 1961 Memo No. DIT(E)/8E/387/08-09/465-467 of 17/08/2009.
Management in India
Managed by a duly governing body and a management team.

Parent organization in Belgium
WIN - Women in Need - Belgium, founded in 1996 and susbsequently registered in 2004 as WIN - Satyagraha

Office bearers of the board of directors of WIN - Satyagraha:
President & Executive Secretary: Dr. (Mrs.) Greta Van Kersschaever
President Emeritus: Dr. (Mrs.) Marie Paule Baudot, Mr. Josef (Tor) Mutton

Major source of fund
Sponsorship, gifts and donations collected by WIN - Satyagraha

Joint Initiatives with other NGOs & Govt Departments:
  • Central Board for Workers Education, Ministry of Labour and Employment, GOVT of India, Kolkata.
  • Community Development Medicinal Unit(CDMU), A State level NGO.
  • Parivar Seva Sanstha, A national level NGO.
  • Rotary Club of South Calcutta (RI Dist.3290), an International Welfare organization.
  • Joint initiatives with FOCUS (a reputed City level NGO) on combating child labours engaged in hazardous occupation.
  • Joint initiatives with dkt India (a national level NGO) on Awareness Programmes for women and adolescent girls since 2009.
As a resource organization WIN is also developing education and IEC materials for several national level NGOs like Child in Need Institute (CINI) and others.

Resource Mobilizations from different sources:
  • Pre- Matric GOVT Scholarship for children of Minority Community: With the objective to award scholarship to meritorious students (with 50% plus marks) belonging to the economically weak sections of minority communities to enable them to pursue studies from class I to X, 40 Muslim children (22 from Tollygunge, 18 from Dhobiyatala) have been selected and supported according to the criteria of the scheme for obtaining the scholarship (which includes school fees & maintenance allowance of Rs100/- per month)
  • Provident Fund (PF) Scheme of GOVT of West Bengal for workers of the Unorganized Sector: Under this scheme, if one individual deposits Rs 20/-per month in his/her PF account, another Rs 20/-per month will be contributed to his/her account by the GOVT. This way, money of an individual will grow with time. As an example an individual joining the scheme at the age of 18,will get a sum of Rs 1, 01,664 at the retiring age of 55yrs. TWIN makes effort to organize all women of its project areas to participate in this scheme for their own long term benefit.
  • Awareness Programmes conducted by Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC):The organization is continuing its negotiation with KMC and Diamond Harbour Municipality for availing their facilities and support in conducting some awareness programs on different social issues in TWIN operational areas within the ward under KMC and Diamond Harbour Municipality.
  • Immunization of all children through Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) clinics: TWIN motivates the parents from its project areas that they avail all WHO recommended immunization including Hep-B, for their children from KMC clinic free of cost.
  • Delivery of pregnant mothers in government hospitals and maternal benefit from different Govt. schemes.

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