Vivekananda Sevakendra -O- Sishu Uddyan ( VSSU) VSSU awarded special consultative status by United Nation ECOSOC
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Welcome to VSSU

VSSU, an organization for social development , has been accredited with “Special Consultative Status” by United Nation ECOSOC in 2011 ,  working since last 30 years with a vision of ‘Community development through community resources’  at the backward South 24 Paraganas district near Sunderban  of West Bengal with 135,600+ direct beneficiaries and 150+ staffs through Micro credit, Social  and educational developmental programmes.   

In last few years, we have accomplished following developmental activities without any external fund support.

  • Micro credit for economic up-liftment & enterprise development of excluded community through 10 branches in 710 villages of 10 Blocks of Sunderban with credit plus support programme viz. insurance, free crèche school, training and marketing support etc especially for the women as we experienced credit alone is not sufficient.


  • Education & Skill training Programme : VSSU is operating 2 CBSE schools , 1 B.ED College , 10 crèche schools, a  Community library cum resource centre , Computer literacy drive ,  Skill training centre , Destitute children home etc. We have donated 10 acres of land for permanent construction of Navodaya Vidyalaya under your HRD ministry, and providing a temporary shelter since last 8 years for this HS school at our campus.


  • Environment, Health & Livelihood promotions: With our own initiative we have planted 600,000+ trees is 140 km road side of our area and constructed 1500+ latrines for the underprivileged with 2 free primary health centre . We are also working for awareness generation and marketing of solar lanterns, improved cook stove etc for a better and greener future. In last 2012 we have started our Agri-based rural tourism programme for rural resource mobilization and job creation.

"Making use of unused and underused social resources to develop a self-reliant society"

Vivekananda Sevakendra-O-Sishu Uddyan (VSSU) was created in 1983 to empower remote riverside villages and vulnerable rural communities in the district of South 24 Parganas in West Bengal, India. VSSU works with people whose lives are dominated by extreme poverty (37.2% of the district population lives below the poverty line), illiteracy, disease and other handicaps. With multifaceted development interventions, VSSU strives to bring about positive changes in the quality of life of the poor people. VSSU firmly believes and is actively involved in building the social, economic and human capacity of the poor.

Our focus is on planning and implementing programs in the following areas:

  • Poverty Alleviation and Social development through Micro finance
  • Sustainable Environment & Green energy solutions
  • Rural infrastructure developments for a better tomorrow
  • Education and Skill development programmes
  • Promotion of local art and culture
  • Basic healthcare , Hygiene & Sanitation