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Samaritan Help Mission (SHM)


        Samaritan Help Mission (SHM) is a humanitarian educational institution based in the slums of Tikiapara, Howrah, a predominantly Muslim neighborhood with approximately 80% of the population being Muslims. SHM was started by a 32-year-old youth Mamoon Akhtar, with 5 of his friends who live in the same slum in 1999. The motto of the Mission is “HELP PEOPLE BASED ON NEED, NOT ON CREED”.  It was started in a small thatched room without even an electric light in the year 1999.   The basic objective was to save the children of this slum from falling prey to the drug mafia and getting involved into nefarious activities like bootlegging, drug peddling, smuggling, prostitution etc.

        Since 1999, SHM has started various programs such as ILLITERACY ELIMINATION PROGRAM, SAMARITAN KINDERGARTEN, VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM FOR GIRLS AND WIDOWS and COMPUTER LITERACY PROGRAM for the poor girls. SHM started with 6 Children in 1999, but has started an English medium school 3 years ago. At present it is upto 6th standard but every year one higher standard is added. Now there are about 1100 children in all the educational projects. Almost all the children are progressing very well. SHM plans to start a big English medium High School-cum-Vocational Training Centre (for about 800 – 1000 students) with the help of Tata Steel Ltd. 34000 sq.ft. of land has already been purchased for this purpose at a cost of about Rs.90 lakhs and construction will cost about Rs.1.25 crores. Plans are being drawn up and construction will soon start. Every year about 300 women are trained in vocational training programmes run by SHM. 

         SHM also runs Samaritan Healthcare & Awareness Centre which provides medical help specially to the needy children & women. It has become extremely popular. It also runs Samaritan Micro Credit Program with a seed capital of Rs.7 lakhs. During the last 3 years it has helped more than 500 women & there is not a single case of bad loan.  


Education and overall development of young destitute children, specially Muslim girls, and also to provide them Vocational Training and job opportunities


Mr Mamoon Akhtar, Founder-Secretary

Mobile/Cell Phone: 98367 77600/ 93318 73584


Samaritan Help Mission,

127, Noor Md Munshi Lane,


Kolkata, (W.Bengal).

Telephone : 91- 33-28494068 (O); 033-26403592 (R)

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