In keeping with the objectives of the MoA, TouchWorld is working with the inmates both inside & outside the Correctional Homes in West Bengal.
Inside Presidency Jail, Interlink has sponsored two teachers, one for Music and the other for Dance. In the womens’ Jail in Alipore, we have one volunteer Music Teacher.
Furthermore, we are currently in dialogue with the West Bengal National University of Juridical Science to garner legal assistance for the undertrials.
Outside the Correctional Homes, the first Project of TOUCH WORLD had been to start a hostel on 24th Aug-10 for 11 children of the inmates at Village Elaichi, Godeberia, Narendrapur, 24 Parganas (S) on a property of Mid-town Lions Trust, which they had very graciously allowed us to access, taking responsibility for the entire infrastructure.
The children were looked after by four released-on-bail female prisoners, who had found a safe haven here as they were not accepted back by their families.