Development  Action Society was founded in the year 1989 with the sole motto of improving the lives of underprivileged  women, youth and  children regardless of their caste, creed or religion in the sub  urban disadvantaged population of Kolkata, North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, Nadia and Burdwan. DAS works around four thematic  areas  such as Education, Health, WASH, Livelihood, Child protection and Women and Youth Empowerment. DAS gives equal opportunity to all its employees and views them as a valuable resource in its mission. All its programmes are rooted in values of justice, equality and mutual support, thus ensuring sustainable and holistic people centered development.