Subham has over 20 years of working experience in Program Management. He recalls his first encounter with volunteering during floods in Kolkata in 2018. At that time, he was a part of the flood relief team and that experience made an impact on him. Being a program manager, he really appreciates the organised approach of Proengage and when the opportunity knocked his door, he decided to give it a try. As a people person, he wanted to use his communication skills and be involved in a work with an NGO affected by the pandemic close to his area.
A civil engineer by profession with overall 10 years of experience, Subhojit joined Tata Consulting Engineers only 2 years back. Only after joining Tata, he got exposed to volunteering. It was during the lockdown when he realised he gained some spare time and wanted to use it for social work. Being a first time ProEngager, he applied for a project where he was completely sure he can help the NGO with his skills. Since his area of expertise involves proposal writing for industrial plants infrastructure, writing a fundraising proposal seemed like a perfect choice.
Kankura Masat Social Welfare Society (KMSWS) is a twenty-year old community development organisation. The organisation is located in the South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named South 24 Parganas one of the country's 250 most backward districts. The NGO works on a whole range of causes like child education, nutrition support program, healthcare centre for senior citizens, sustainable agriculture programs, women empowerment program, livelihood programs for youth etc. One of their most recent projects involves production of reusable sanitary napkins for women and girls from the rural areas for their own use.