Gopali Youth Welfare Society (GYWS) was established with the objectives of making people aware of problems faced by the modern society.It also aims at helping people's social,economic and cultural development and encouraging them to find out solutions to there problems on the basis of the locally available resources.
Gopali Youth Welfare Society is a registered voluntary non-governmental organisation run by IIT Kharagpur students along with some faculty members with the support of local members from Gopali.
This NGO at IIT Kharagpur was established in 2002 with a mission to improve the living standard of the people of Gopali, a village near IIT Kharagpur campus (around 5km from it). It was registered in 2004 under the West Bengal Societies registration act of 1961 with Reg. No S/IL/23893. This is an act of social service by IIT Kharagpur students with a motivation of returning something back to the society.
Even before GYWS being a listed non governmental organisation, it has been advancing with the twin objectives of making the youth and society aware of and ensuring socio-economic welfare for underprivileged and weaker sections of the society. Through its programs of free education, women empowerment, social awareness campaigns and vocational training, this example NGO has seen many lives changed for better
The society is a non-profit seeking organisation and shall:
Gopali youth welfare society comes forward to people to help them fulfil their dream of living an
independent and prosperous life. We strongly believe that India‟s progress depends in the
progress of its weakest links.
We work hard to bring together all the underprivileged sections of society and enable them to establish a sustainable society where each person will have the potential to dream big as well as have the chances of fulfilling his dreams.
To improve the standard of living of the people of villages like Gopali by utilizing locally available resources. We also want to make people aware of their problems and also try to find the solutions to those problems.