KWO History

Rural and Urban Development in North Bengal

History of Khagenhat Welfare Organization

Khagenhat Welfare Organization (KWO) is a non-profit, non-religious, and non-governmental rural base organization established in 2002. Located at Khagenhat village of Falakata Development Block nearly 50 kms distances from divisional town in Jalpaiguri, KWO is playing an important role in rural development of West Bengal State.

A group of enthusiastic and young men were conducting screening for child with disability. This very activity inspired them to create the organization called Khagenhat Welfare Organization (KWO) for the benefit of children with disabilities. It started with the aim of mainstreaming the physically challenged children. Then, it expanded to the development of farmers and the empowerment of youth and women. Similarly, the organization was supporting the educational and health needs of children of the locality.

Khagenhat Welfare Organization adopted a Need Based Approach and its activities extended from Falakata Block to other Blocks of Jalpaiguri District. Through the help of different governmental and non-governmental agencies, KWO transformed its status from institutional based rehabilitation to community based rehabilitation. This effort was made possible through the concerted actions of people who have a conscientious heart to help fulfill the dreams of that group of enthusiastic and young men.