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Last Updated on July 7, 2020

Operation in state

  • Arunachal Pradesh
  • Nagaland
  • West Bengal
 

Thematic Areas

  • Healthcare
  • Social Enterprise
  • Women and Gender
 
 

Tax Compliance Eligibility

  • 80G (for 50% tax benefits)
  • 12 A (Tax exemption for NGO income)
  • FCRA (Eligible for international funding)
  • Organization Registration Certificate
 
 

MANT

Verified Organization

Established In 1960


Swapnaneer, Flat No- 2A, 2nd Floor , 164, P. Majumder Road, North Purbachal , Kolkata , West Bengal , 700078

About the organization

 

MANT is a non-profit, non-racial, non-political, non-religious development organisation registered under Society Registration Act of 1860 in 1960, working in the field of Education, Community Media, Livelihood Promotion, Health Service Delivery and Health Behaviour Change to ameliorate the immense sufferings of the marginalized section of the contemporary society and empower them to strive for their own development in in the states of West Bengal, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh, India with 241 trained workers and 34 volunteers.

 

MANT has crossed several milestones by 2020 and of late achieved the status of a state level organization. During 1941-1971 MANT established an educational complex having Nursery, Primary, Higher Secondary and Girls Schools, Public Library, and a Degree College in a remote village of Purulia i.e. Laulara- our registered office.

 

Presently MANT has been implementing programmes in 3 major domains:

 

Public Health:

  • Mobile Medical Clinics in 23 Blocks of 7 Districts of West Bengal. Last year MANT could provide primary and reproductive and child health services to little less than 1 million people
  • Tobacco Control in all districts of West Bengal. The Case study of Smoke-free Howrah that was successfully facilitated by MANT has been published by WHO as part of the much-awaited book i.e. The Power of Cities: Tackling Noncommunicable Diseases and Road Traffic Injuries. It is to be noted that out of 18 Case studies from even number of cities only Howrah and Balanga city of Philippines are the two cities which could be found on the coveted list of cities around the world because of their remarkable achievements in making the cities truly smoke-free.
  • TB Prevention Programme among Tribal People.
  • Handwashing and Sanitation Promotion among Tribal People

 

Livelihood Promotion:

  • Cotton Fabric Manufacturing Unit – in Purulia District
  • Garments Manufacturing Unit run by Tribal Women- in Bankura
  • Sericulture Development Project- (under NERTPS)- Nagaland
  • Large Scale Eri Farming Project in Arunachal Pradesh
  • Nai Roshni Leadership Development Training for Muslim Women- Government of India

 

Community Media (Mostly supported by UNICEF):

  • Community Video in Tribal Languages
  • Web-radio in Tribal Language
  • ICT for Development (ICT4D) for Adolescents (Mobile Application, Web-portal, Web-Radio)
  • SBCC Campaign in Purulia
  • Community Radio in Tribal Languages in Purulia:

The radio has also established 50 radio listening centers in various villages managed by radio listeners’ groups. MANT has also presented the success stories in International SBCC Summits held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in the year 2016 and again in Bali in 2018 and in 49th World Lung Conference held in the Hague, The Netherlands in 2018. We have also published paper on success of the radio to stop child marriage. On 30th January 2020 UNICEF published the success of our radio station as process documentation report.

 

MANT has set-up a Research Wing in the year 2017 as it was felt that regular monitoring and evaluation should be conducted to assess the effectiveness/outcomes of the programmes which are being implemented by us.

 

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Special features of the organization

  • Gender and Community focused interventions
  • Tribal People are the primary target group for all our interventions
  • Use of ICT in reporting(MIS) and Research
  • Sound Financial Management System with internal audit in place
  • Good Networking with the Governments and at the Grassroots
  • Experienced and Dedicated Diverse Manpower
  • More than 60 Years of Experience in Development Sector
 

Why should a corporate partner with organization?

MANT is willing to partner with corporates to reach the mute millions of that segment of the society who are grovelling in the quagmire of underdevelopment and are in real need of help to ensure a decent life. Presently MANT has been able to reach 1.5 million people every year. Our activities are somehow touching their lives. We have developed a system to demonstrate the societal implications and benefits of activities what we have been implementing. Paper publication, international presentation, media coverages and documentaries of the successes are the few examples. Our documentaries are being shown in film festivals both at national and international level. We have dedicated manpower for Social Media, photography and documentaries and have a very strong presence in the social media. Hence, the activities to be supported by the partners will be documented and presented in several ways to demonstrate the outcome/impact i.e. how the joint efforts are eking-out a rich harvest to strike a growing difference with the recent past at the grassroots level. The corporate has to partner with MANT to have the most of the investment in the light of its transparency of operation, its efficient team of workers and their proper management, its ability to present the success stories in national and international fora and its given commitment to work for the amelioration of the life style of the people grumbling and crumbling at the bottom tier of the social strata.

 

MANT is ready for employee engagement to ensure improved satisfaction; positive press and endless content for social media; reputation management; brand building to ensure bigger societal return on investment for the mission of helping the marginalised people. And for this we believe that for forging and building partnerships with corporate we should be focusing on identifying gaps and opportunities, work toward a common goal, lean onto each other’s strengths and give importance on clear communication with all concerned for long-lasting and effective partnerships.

 


 

Chief Functionary

Name :  
Papiya Sen
 
Designation :  
Executive Director
 
Email :  
Mant.kolkata@gmail.com
 
 

Contact

Name :  
Nirmalya Mukherjee
 
Designation :  
Director
 
Email 1 :  
mukherjee.nirmalya@mant.org.in
 
Phone :  
033-2484-8977
 
 

CSR projects of organization

Primary Health Care Services for People living in underserved Areas
Project Type: Government
Mobile Medical Clinics in 23 Blocks of 7 Districts of West Bengal. In a clinic primary health care, ....
 
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Community Media Including Community Radio
Project Type: Others
MANT has been facilitating the community radio station since 2010. The radio has been broadcasting p....
 
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Livelihood Promotion through Social Enterprise Development
Project Type: Others
MANT has been working towards economic uplift, leadership development, socio-educational empowerment....
 
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Adolescent Intervention Programme
Project Type: Donor funded
UNICEF through the District Administration of Purulia has chosen us as a Thematic NGO to initiate an....
 
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