Welcome to Assam Sishu Kalyan Sadan, a loving and nurturing home for children who are in need of a safe and secure environment. Our home was founded on the principles of compassion, love and care for every child that comes through our doors.
Our history dates back to 1959, when our founders including Smti Amal Prava Das, SmtiRajabala Das, Smti Malati Baruah (now Padmashree), SmtiBhubaneswari Devi Goswami, Smti P. Rasool, Smti Indu Prava Barooah, Dr. Tilottama Ray Choudhury, Smti Hema Bharali (now Padmashree), SmtiSamiran Das, Smti Dipali Das, Smti Iqbal Kaur, Smti Annapurna Barua, Smti Aruna Baruah, and Smti Usha Agarwalla recognized the need for a place where children who were orphaned, abandoned or neglected could receive the care and attention they deserved. Since then, we have dedicated ourselves to providing a safe and supportive environment for children in need and helping them build a better future for themselves.
At Assam Sishu Kalyan Sadan, our vision is to create a world where every child has the opportunity to grow and thrive in a safe and loving environment. We believe that every child deserves a chance to fulfill their potential, and we strive to provide the resources and support they need to achieve their goals.
Assam Sishu Kalyan Sadan is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide a safe and nurturing home for destitute and orphaned children in Assam. We aim to ensure the well-being of these children by providing them with quality education, vocational training, and promoting welfare activities.
Our vision is to develop these children into skilled and efficient citizens of the country, with the support of a well-qualified group of tutors who will provide them with the necessary guidance and support. We strive to ensure regular support from donors to provide better facilities and make our organization self-sufficient. We aim to increase the number of sponsors for children to meet the growing needs of the children in our care. Over the years, we have achieved our mission by providing a safe and nurturing home for hundreds of children, educating and training them to become skilled and productive members of society, and creating partnerships with local organizations and individuals to improve the lives of the children.
Our mission is to provide a home for children who are in need of care and protection and to help them grow into happy, healthy and independent adults. We aim to provide a nurturing environment where children can feel safe and secure, and where they can receive the care and support they need to overcome the challenges they face.
We believe that every child is unique, and we work to ensure that each child who comes to us receives individual attention and care. Our team of dedicated professionals includes social workers, child psychologists, educators and caregivers, who work together to provide the best possible care for each child.
The Assam Sishu Kalyan Sadan was founded in 1956 by socially committed women in Guwahati with the aim to look after the well-being of destitute and orphaned children. It was initiated by Smti Amal Prava Das and attended by distinguished social workers, including Smti Malati Baruah and SmtiBhubaneswari Devi Goswami. The first Executive Committee of 15 members was elected, and SmtiRajabala Das was elected as the president. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's words, "This attempt that we are making to encourage social welfare activities is, in a sense, rather unique," are relevant to the creation of the Central Social Welfare Board (CSWB), which channeled government aid to voluntary organizations across the country.
The Assam Sishu Kalyan Sadan was founded on September 5th, 1956, after a meeting of socially committed women in Guwahati. The meeting was initiated and chaired by Smti Amal Prava Das, and attended by SmtiRajabala Das, Smti Malati Baruah (now Padmashree), SmtiBhubaneswari Devi Goswami, Smti P. Rasool, Smti Indu Prava Barooah, Dr. Tilottama Ray Choudhury, Smti Hema Bharali (now Padmashree), SmtiSamiran Das, Smti Dipali Das, Smti Iqbal Kaur, Smti Annapurna Barua, Smti Aruna Baruah, and Smti Usha Agarwalla. The first Executive Committee of 15 members was elected, with SmtiRajabala Das as President, and Smti Amal Prava Das, Smti Malati Baruah, Smti Dipali Das, and SmtiSamiran Das as Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Assistant Secretary, respectively.
An elderly public leader, Shri Kamakhaya Ram Barua, donated sixteen bighas of land for the establishment of Assam Sishu Kalyan Sadan. Only one and a half bighas of the land were plain raised land, and the rest was low lying and full of wild bushes. A grant of Rs. 40,000 was received for the construction of a house. The construction of a hostel to accommodate fifteen children and a schoolhouse was started with the laying of the foundation stone on 17th March 1958 by Smti Indira Gandhi.
The construction of Sadan, a home for destitute children, began in 1958 with help from the executive committee. They collected funds by visiting every house in Machkhowa. The building was inaugurated in 1959, and the first child was received in May of that year. By the end of 1961, a total of 27 children had been admitted. A routine was established, including Sarba Dharma prayers, in accordance with Gandhian traditions. A prayer hall was later donated in memory of Shri Bhabesh Chandra Baruah.
The daily routine at the Sadan included prayer, safai work, playing, drills, music, spinning, and vegetable gardening. Singing was taught by Nabin Chandra Sarma and painting by Neelpaban Baruah. Girls stayed until marriage or economic rehabilitation, while boys over 13 were sent to a government children's home. The children ran the Sadan as a household, including growing their own vegetables and running a dairy farm. A play house and guest house were added through donations and government assistance.
The Sadan Lower Primary School, established in 1961, taught weaving and other skills to children. It was self-supporting, but had to reduce production due to market availability. The library was established with funds donated by Acharya Vinoba Bhave. The Sadan was run by dedicated matrons and held its first AGM in 1961.
At Assam Sishu Kalyan Sadan, we are committed to making a difference in the lives of the children we serve. We believe that with the right support and guidance, every child has the potential to achieve great things.
We invite you to join us in our mission to provide a better future for destitute and orphaned children by donating, volunteering, or spreading awareness about our work. Together, we can make a positive impact on the lives of these children and create a better world for all.