INSTITUTE FOR INDIAN MOTHER & CHILD (IIMCUK)
IIMC, Institute for Indian Mother & Child, is an Indian non-governmental organization with its main headquarters in Kolkata, India. They work to improve the lives of the poorest people living in the rural villages of West Bengal by providing education for their children, medical and healthcare for the villagers, setting up programs to empower the women and running development projects like building toilets and constructing tube wells.
IIMC UK is the United Kingdom arm of IIMC and supports IIMC India by running a Child Sponsorship program, sending volunteers to India and donating to projects. Our sponsors are amongst those in the 27 countries who sponsor a child through IIMC’s Education and Child Sponsorship programme. Our volunteers have taken part in administering medical help in the clinics provided for the villagers by IIMC. Donations from UK sponsors go towards the running of projects like the cow project, microcredit lending and various women empowerment programmes.
What is IIMC about?
IIMC started off with one clinic in 1989. Dr. Sujit Kumar Brahmochary, a specialist in paediatrics, opened a clinic to meet the need for medical help in West Bengal. Today IIMC run more than 8 clinics -- most of them in rural villages where medical help is scarce.