SAMAJ UNNAYAN KENDRA is a voluntary social service organization for social action and economic development in an integrated way. SUK was established by a group of committed volunteers, for providing assistance and support towards betterment of the disadvantaged people, who are deprived, exploited and lead to their life in deplorable condition. The group initiated a Social Service Bureau to help the distressed to regain self-confidence and new strength and hence besides trying for govt. help or other support, the method adopted was to listen to them, to give patient hearing to their suffering and to make them feel that there was somebody to listen to them. This was done through human relation, personal attention and counseling with the deserving people.

The society started its activities in 1975 and was registered in 1979 under Societies Registration Act., 1961 on the basis of their activities. The society was also with the Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act, 1976; Registered under PwD Act, 1995; Empanelled under Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment for PwD, Govt. of India; Empanelled to run activities on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013

What we do

Year long experience reveals that all disadvantaged groups e.g. women, children, disabled, aged & others irrespective of their castes, creeds, colours, status etc. have the inherent capacity to take responsibility for & make choices about their lives. In fact they are able to articulate & access their rights & emerge as leaders facilitating positive social change. SUK sees itself as a facilitator enabling this change. It believes that access to information & knowledge about the world and the changing political, social & economic structures contribute to the target groups having greater control over their lives. A culture of silence prevents the target disadvantaged groups from articulating their dreams & aspirations as well as violations they have experienced. SUK hopes to create a culture of questioning that strengthens their abilities to challenge & change the structures that keep them silent.


Holistic & sustainable development in livelihood, health, nutrition, education and protection of poor & disadvantaged children, adolescent and women through skill building, knowledge sharing and transfer of technical knowhow.


Disability & Development

Health & Nutrition 


Disaster Preparedness and Management

Civic Rights

Geriatric Care


Sundarban Belt in South and North 24pgs District, West Bengal

International Border area in Murshidabad District, West Bengal

Backward belt in East Bardhaman District, West Bengal


Our Services

Helping people to articulate their aspirations, development of their ideas and translate them into language for easy/ready understanding and identification by the community.

Giving suggestion and ideas about community development, facilitating in bringing a collective approach responsive to community problems and needs.

For people’s awareness generation on need-based socio-economic issues and relevant surrounding situations, creating their inner urge for united action towards the betters status through internal change of self and/or community enrichment and without outside influence/interference.

For helping community people to form self-help group creating in them values of self-respect, self-dignity, self-reliance and sense of social responsibility through need-based training and sharing

Generating people’s feed-back, strengthening base-level receiving/utilizing mechanism, promoting effective bottom-up pressure group that may take the benefit of Govt. delivery mechanism.

Promoting organizational management abilities among different grass-root level groups, village committees, mahila mandal, youth clubs etc., developing leadership quality of their core members, channeling group efforts to common issues they are most concerned about. Assisting the community based organizations to get their key personnel/social activists equipped with necessary skills, knowledge through training suitable to their works and working situations.


SUK has been working with poor and marginalized people in Bengal for nearly years and reaching out hundreds of men, women and children every year providing:

  • Quality healthcare
  • Technical skill training
  • Educational opportunities to children
  • Adult training
  • Justice ventures
  • Disaster relief
  • Clean water