Gobindapur slums

Few days back we visited the Gobindapur slums. Most of the kids studying at Ankur live here. Check out our pictures here and let us know what you think.


New images

New images are now live! Check them out here and let us know what you think about them!


After a much-welcome Holi break, UnitedLens resumed work as usual! We have some fantastic shots of Ankur’s involvement in spreading education to children at a brick kiln in south 24 parganas. Watch this space closely!



Second turn

We have just started covering Lake Gardens Women and Children Development Center, ANKUR as part of Helping Hands. Founded in 1992, its main aim was to render service to the underprivileged girl children and women living in the shanties along the railway track between Dhakuria and Lake Gardens and in slums of  Masjidpara & Jodhpur colony. Now they have expanded their objectives towards empowering women, raising community-awareness on child labour, gender equality, food & nutrition etc. with two new projects in Howrah Tikiapara and Santoshpur Budgebudge. The programme now also includes educational and nutritional support, vocational training etc for boys.

Check out their website for more information. We will post pictures soon!

First step

Presently we’re working with Saroj Nalini Dutt Memorial Association (SNDMA) as part of our first project: Helping Hands – a photo-essay on the relationships between caregivers and their recipients.

SNDMA was founded by Gurusaday Dutt, ICS in 1925, after the death of his wife Saroj Nalini Dutt to fulfil her philanthropic vision. The association has been working tirelessly for the development of women & children for over eight decades. It is one of the oldest constituent  founder members of Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW), Lanka Mahila Samiti, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh Mahila Samity, Bangladesh.

Visit: http://sndmawomenwelfare.com for further information on their activities.