WHO WE ARE
Voice of World is a multi-unit non-profit Social Welfare Organisation working for underprivileged, differently-abled children and adults since 1992. It has got the registration, recognition, sanction, and license of various Government Departments- both Governments of West Bengal and India.
Inspired by Late Prabir Gupta, a visionary of his time, Voice of World had a very modest beginning from his dilapidated rented house in North Kolkata on 4th November, 1992. Voice of World founders were committed to opening the doors to education, literacy, and independence for people who are visually challenged. Its core activities are mainstreaming the differently-abled especially the vision impaired and partially sighted students from Kindergarten to Masters's Degree and arranging their social rehabilitation. Its core competence is to render institutional services to its differently-abled students according to individual needs.
Currently, we have around 300 residential beneficiaries under our care. In the last 27 years, we have set up 25 centres in different parts of West Bengal and one each in Delhi and Puri.
In early 2020 a new ally of 'Voice of World' has commenced its journey in USA named 'Voice of World Corp'. It is a separate entity and has been created for donors of USA. This new non-profit has obtained 501c3 status (US equivalent of Sec. 80G in India). The collections of 'Voice of World Corp' would be transferred to 'Voice of World' in Kolkata, less expenses. We hope that this initiative would open up opportunities for getting more donations from people residing in the US as they would be able to get tax benefits as well. Visit our US entity website.
WHAT WE DO
The mission of Voice of World is to challenge discrimination against any kind of disability and inclusion of differently-abled persons by providing opportunities to learn, live, and work independently. The organization achieves its mission by providing education, training, and imparting a wide range of life skills to its students/ beneficiaries. Of these approximately 90% are residential and the remainder live locally and come to its Centres regularly. During the past two and a half-decade with the help and support of several corporate houses, social organisations, professionals, members of the public we have grown from a fledgling group to an organisation that has benefited as many as 2000 sightless students to attain their station in life. Many more are in the process of getting education and self-confidence which was but a dream, even a few years back.