Development Action Society (DAS) started its journey when the founders Ms Purabi Roy and Ms Sheila Sen Gupta together started a school in a remote village of Uchhepota near Kolkata. As a result, the village saw its first generation of children receiving education. Soon, the duo started working with communities in the suburbs and rural parts of south Kolkata, on addressing issues related to violence against women, child labour, early marriage, trafficking, child abuse, domestic violence and anti-social activities among children and later registered DAS.
With your support, we address the critical needs of the marginal communities both in the urban and rural parts across West Bengal.
Being a grassroots organisation, we directly work with the children, women, and communities to bring about change and develop solutions to the existential problems of the people. We undertake a multidimensional approach to address issues related to all areas crucial for the upliftment of the communities with our programs in education, child protection, public health, water, sanitation, hygiene, livelihood, women empowerment, environment, networking, and advocacy.
Founded in 1989, Development Action Society is a not for profit, non – political non - government organization registered under the Society’s Registration Act XXI of 1961, registered under NITI Ayog, the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) and Income Tax Exemption 80G and 12A.
Our mission is to empower women, children and youth to realize their rights and access resources by enjoying the benefits of education, good health and livelihood so that they are enabled to transform their communities!!
We believe in a world where every human being enjoys equal rights and opportunities to lead a healthy and creative life with dignity and self-respect.