What We Do

What we are....

IPER is an outcome of the untiring efforts of its workers and unstinted help of its patrons and well wishers. 45 years down the lane IPER is working with the deprived population at all levels.

The journey started in 1971 when Dr. Arun Ghosh, National Award Winner for Child Welfare in 2001, established the Institute of Psychological and Educational Research briefly known as IPER, his dream project for integrating education and psychology to benefit the children in their education and development. It was registered as a Society bearing Number S/10944 of 1971-72.

Guided by Dr. Ghosh a band of dedicated students of his worked in the field to run IPER. Soon it became a hub humming with the voices of children getting the benefit of a free space for themselves. It worked with children who were mentally challenged, environmentally challenged as child labour, street children, children who are rag-picking, children who are victims of abuse and violence.

Invited by Ministry of Labour, Government of India Dr.Ghosh started the Holiday School Project for Child Workers in the city of Kolkata. Later IPER worked with ILO and UNICEF for rendering developmental inputs to children who are in a disadvantaged situation.

Dr. Ghosh initiated the First Asian Conference on Child Exploitation and Abuse [ACCEA] in Kolkata followed by one in Pakistan and the third in Malaysia. He again hosted the Fourth Asian Conference on Child Exploitation and Abuse in Kolkata. In December 1999 'First Ever Global Conference on Children 2000 AD' was held by IPER under the initiative of Dr. Ghosh in co-operation with GOI, Plan International and UNICEF.

IPER is a voluntary and non-profiting organization working for the deprived population at all levels. Recognized by both Central and State Government it is run by a Governing Body.

IPER enjoys exemption under IT Act section 80G (5) (VII) and FCRA. It is registered with People With Disability Act 1995 [PWD Act] and is licensed under the West Bengal Women's and Children's Institutions (Licensing) Rules, 1958.

IPER Policies:

  • Child Protection Policy
  • Gender Policy
  • Human Resource Policy

IPER purchased a plot measuring approximately 2700 sq. meter area in 1978 and constructed a four storied building with grants from government, Planning Commission, donors and well wishers. It is equipped with Conference Rooms, dormitory for students, several classrooms, activity rooms and library with reading room.

WE WORK WITH

1.Children :

  • Child workers
  • Street children
  • Children who are victims of violence and abuse
  • Children whose Rights have been violated
  • Children who are in need of care and protection

2.Women:

  • Without protection
  • Illiterate
  • Affected by family violence
  • Trafficked

3.Stakeholders:

  • Police
  • Elected local representatives
  • Teachers
  • Care-givers in government as well as non-government sectors
  • Transport operators with whom children interact regularly