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Corporate volunteers from PwcSDC lending support in our endeavour to preserve our environment

CATCH Them Young - Genpact volunteers celebrate Children's Day with UWK - talking to children in primary schools on "good habits" and gifting a personal hygiene kit in paper bags made by them.

Serve Man, Serve God – Epitomised by the Trehans - Mrs Reeta and Mr S Trehan are supporting the treatment of 2 differently abled children who inspite of their challenges want to live independently and with dignity.

For IT IS ONLY IN GIVING THAT WE GET – Mrs Mitali Chatterjee ( former Director General, STQC Directorate, Ministry of Electronics and IT , Government of India and presently – Senior Advisor, Government Risk Advisory, E&Y LLP) chose to celebrate her birthday embracing her fellow women who are struggling to find their own identity but inspire all of us to be happy and grateful for what they get and have. She cut her birthday cake with destitute women affected by mental illness.

UWK continues its work in facilitating Health & Hygiene with its WASH projects in schools. Over the last decade UWK has put up 20 clean toilet units in 20 schools along with Drinking Water and Handwash Facility with Change rooms for girls. United Way Kolkata believes that the best time to develop good habits is during childhood and train these children to carry these learning back to their homes and communities.

Independence day & Rakshabandhan with Children of sex workers of Kalighat Area and - freedom from prejudices & new bonds of love. UWK and its volunteers treated them to lunch with their favourite "biryani" and "icecream" . Nurture their dreams, support their education @ 1000/- per head per year,  this to support education @ 1000/- per child.

United Way Kolkata believes in “walking the talk” in our support of Women’s Empowerment. And what better way to do it than to celebrate Women’s Day with those “special and beautiful” women who have been bruised, battered, broken, forsaken, abused and abandoned by people they called their own. They not only lost their family, their place, but also their “mind”. But with some support and help, they are fighting back again to find themselves. UWK salutes their spirit and celebrated this day over a lunch treat on Women’s Day.

We thank our volunteers who joined us on that day to be a part of this occasion. But the journey doesn’t end here. Please reach out and partner us to restore their dignity as a human being and make them self dependent. Support their rehabilitation with your contribution and support.

UWK partnered with Iswar Sankalpa for this noble cause.

Birthday with a difference!

United Way Kolkata celebrated the birthdays of Nur Hossain, Raj Sk, Rishika Manna, Sumaiya Khatun, Samiun Islam – children of February with their friends and family, the difference being that these little ones were confined to the hospital bed of their Cancer Ward.

Still sprightly and mostly unaware of their condition, they enthusiastically cut the cake and opened their gifts like all kids do.

UWK spend Saturday morning celebrating their spirit with the cooperation of the staff and doctors of the Cancer centre.

UWK was supported in its noble cause by individual volunteers who also contributed their time and spread the cheer.

If you wish to join us, support us or celebrate your birthday a bit differently, do connect with Dipanwita Das @ 8927981881 or through our website / facebook.

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