Divine SCRIPT Society was formed on 11th April 2011 as an NGO with the key objective of Securing Childhood; Restoring Innocence& Preventing Trafficking. Our prime focus is ‘to provide an alternative choice of livelihood”. Our production unit & provision for shelter was started on 2nd December 2011. We started our sponsorship program on January 2012.
At present operating with trainees from Munshigunj red light area, and nearby marginalized community, the Society has hopes of covering other red light areas too and provides them with an alternate livelihood.
As in any other red light area, in Munshigunj alone about 2000 prostitutes and their children struggle for their basic rights everyday, facing exploitation from their landlords, pimps, clients and from other stakeholders.
The volunteers and board members at Divine SCRIPT want to facilitate them with the choice of different ‘professions’, prepare them for a society where they will not be stigmatized any more and will get a chance to live a dignified life, as a part of the mainstream society.
Divine SCRIPT Society plans to expand the Income generation program by creating/ identifying market demands on the goods that the production unit produces by using recycled products. By creating an employment opportunity, the Society hopes to enable more and more women to leave their existing profession of extreme physical torture/ violence and human right violation and also prevent human trafficking at large.
Board Members of Divine SCRIPT
|President –MAHUA SUR RAY |
She has more than 15 years experience dealing with the issues of sexual health and human trafficking in different red light areas.
She took the responsibility of assessing several NGOs in West Bengal and Bihar as directed by The West Bengal State AIDS Prevention and Control Society and Bihar State AIDS Control Society during 2004-05.
She worked as Deputy Director of Apne Aap Women Worldwide with the responsibility of running projects in Bihar, Bombay, Delhi and West Bengal. She has also held an advisory office in ATSEC-India, a national network for action against Trafficking and Sexual exploitation of Women and Children from May ’07 to April ’08. She had worked in the capacity of an evaluator for UNODC, assessing a project in human trafficking. She has also been the Program Manager in Bhoruka Public Welfare Trust, Kolkata.
|Vice-President – PAPRI BHATTACHARYA |
A school teacher by profession, she monitors the educational aspect. She plans the adult education curriculum and prepares materials for non-formal kids.
Hony.Treasurer –ARINDAM SENGUPTA –A Chartered Accountant and a senior corporate executive , he provides oversight and advisory services related to Finance & Accounts
|Hony.Secretary- MOUSHUMI MUKHERJEE MONDAL|
A corporate HR & Admin personnel to see/ develop the policies and other allied issues.
|Member-SUTAPA BANERJEE |
Corporate executive to look after the CSR part. She also plays a key role in kids’ sponsorship locally.
|Member-BICHITRA SUR ROY |
Retired principal from Govt. B.Ed College, she contributes to every sphere of the organization by dint of her experience and profound knowledge.
Member-Police officer in charge (name withheld for official reasons) by profession having vast experience in dealing with human trafficking and laws related to it.