The Ramnagar Eco Community Centre
A centre promoting environmental projects, education, health, education, sustainability issues, social welfare, community enterprise through Fair Trade employment, recycling, and small-scale organic agriculture. Based in the rural village of Ramnagar, deep in the Sundarbans, the Eco Community Centre would use photovoltaic, and wind turbine energy to provide electricity for the building, surplus electricity would be provided to the local community. Water harvesting and compost toilets would demonstrate sustainable practices.
At the same time, a unit providing handicraft training using traditional methods would give much needed economic help to local people. A small-scale handicraft unit will be set up, the handicrafts made would be of an international export quality. Most importantly the production, trading and marketing of the handicrafts would be on a Fair Trade basis. This would raise income levels in the villages, especially for women and girls. There would be an increase in employment in the locality and the Centre would be a focus for community action and issues confronting the 2000+ people who live in and around Ramnagar, and other surrounding villages today.
Indian man travels 5000 miles to thank people in York
Tarun Ghosh a community worker from Ramnagar West Bengal India has travelled 5000 miles to York to thank the John Lally International Foundation and the staff of the Lush Cosmetic shop in Coney St for a gift of £6000 to help a poor village in the Sundarbans, India.
Mr Ghosh runs a small NGO (non-governmental organisation) helping villagers in remote villages. His organisation, known as Immanuel Human Research & Development Programme, provide a school for 40+ young children, a rudimentary health service, and work training for women to support themselves and their families.
A BIG THANK YOU TO LUSH FOR SUPPORTING OUR WORK IN RAMNAGAR