House Of Soul

Reg. No: S0018301 of 2021-2022

+91 9674173922

A-81, New Raipur Road

Kolkata 700 084

House Of Soul Hostel

House of Soul

Near Jardaha Shani Battala
P. O. Benia Bou
Vill Natagachi
P. S. Sonarpur
Pin 743613

House Of Soul

A Dream

Many a parent, who is bringing up a child with special need, has a thought constantly nagging him or her – what after us? Particularly, if the parents hail from a middle-class family with modest means. With this in mind, and not content to merely ponder, a group of people, including a few such parents, some experts with a lot of work in the field of such children, and some ordinary people willing to give back to the society that nurtured them, got together to set about doing something about it. And so was born House of Soul, with the idea of providing a meaningful life and reassuring future for such special people. Driven by Dhurjati Prasad Chattopadhyay, a technology innovator, an environmentalist, a social worker, a historian and above all, a dreamer, the House of Soul was registered as a not-for-profit Society in May, 2021. A group of his classmates from Jadavpur University as well as a few eminent social workers joined him in this endeavour to lend shape to this dream.

Apart from supporting people with special needs, we would extend our help to the vulnerable persons of the society around us by providing sustainable means of livelihood. We also plan to support the ecology environment of East Kolkata Wetlands and the Sunderbans and create awareness among people towards the local history and culture.

A Hostel for House of Soul

The major project of the Society is a 3-storey hostel being developed in the rustic suburbs of Sonarpur, a locality on the southern periphery of Kolkata. Sixteen cottah of land was acquired in the village of Natagachhi in South 24 Parganas, about 1.5 km from the nearest railway station, Kalikapur, on Sonarpur-Canning section, amidst the lap of nature but within easy reach of all modern amenities including healthcare. Building Plans for a three-storied facility has been developed and sanction of appropriate municipal authorities obtained.

The facility will have common areas like dining hall, kitchen, doctor’s chamber, training cum recreation room, an office. Each floor will have four single independent residential units with toilets and a dormitory for six people. The facility will have a lift, a small water body, a small garden with greenery. Once operational, it will have specially trained in-house care-givers and visiting doctors in addition to arrangements with nearby hospitals for medical emergencies. It is also envisaged that some parents and elderly people may also reside as special guests and participate in the day-to-day operations of the facility.

We intend to involve the local community with vocational training and workshops for harnessing of locally available resources, where they can make and sell goods or artefacts and also help protect the environment and promote sustainability. The vision is to create a sustainable self-reliant community around the hostel by investing in well-being and prosperity of the neighbourhood, including imparting education to the children and women including vocational training.

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