Hayden Hall

Funding Status

Funding Status - In Progress

Project Description

Hayden Hall is the oldest and the largest NGO servicing the hills of
Darjeeling,West Bengal. The organization is registered under the Societies Act with the Government of West Bengal. This gives permission to function as a NGO as specified in the memorandum of the association of Hayden Hall. The far sightedness of the founders is laudable as it has been mention in the memorandum of the association that the organization “will be open to persons of either sex and of whatever race, creed, caste or class and no conditions shall be imposed as to religious belief or profession”. The remotness of the area and the people being ethnically and culturally different from the rest of India has made this area neglected and underdeveloped.

Hayden Hall began work in 1969 when landslide victims were aided by a housing project on land donated by the government.Fr. Burns(late),assisted by college students and teachers,rehabilitation work lead to Community Development and Social Welfare Centre called Hayden Hall. The bad health conditions and lack of awareness in all areas of life called for a need for Health Care Program.The organization set out to provide food, housing, health care, education for the poor. The focus was woman and children as they were more venerable to the ills of the society. Excluded from major decision making self image and confidence was very low among the women. Furthermore women who are home makers always transferred what they had gained to their homes. Women are constantly made aware of and conscious of different issues that effect women. The organization has eight field workers who are women chosen from the women coming to Hayden Hall. These multipurpose workers are trained health workers and are in
constant touch with the people coming to our program and the community.

Recent Project Documents

  • Small_Steps_Foundation_Darjeling_project.doc   91k - May 3, 2011, 12:09 AM by Suma Venkatesh (v1)
  • Hayden Signed Agreement.pdf   3496k - May 2, 2011, 11:55 PM by Suma Venkatesh (v1)
  • Hayden Hall Letter of Agreement - signed.pdf   335k - May 2, 2011, 11:55 PM by Suma Venkatesh (v1)
  • 6 mths budget for small steps.doc   30k - May 2, 2011, 11:54 PM by Suma Venkatesh (v1)
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Recent Funding Details

NotesDate DisbursedAmount
Funding Committed   $8900 
First Disbursement  February 1, 2011 $5000  
Second Disbursement  January 1, 2012 $3900  
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Recent Project Status and News

  • Project Updates First Disbursement of funding has been sent
    Posted May 2, 2011, 11:59 PM by Suma Venkatesh
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