A Bit of Background

Human Wave started its activities informally in 1997 and was officially registered in 1998 under the West Bengal Society Registration Act, of 1961.

Over the last two decades, we have been working amongst the underprivileged to promote values, education and raise culture awareness in children. Additionally, we work towards women’s empowerment and the promotion of peace through the community and environmental causes. At present, our projects reach approximately 800 children through our Human Wave educational programme and over 1400 women through our Human Wave women empowerment programme. Human Wave also reaches out to the population at large with its health promotion projects that focuses on ensuring basic health care service access to all.

Human Wave continues to expand services and programmes to a growing population that requires increasing attention. All of our progress is made possible by our dedicated staff, respected teachers, inspiring volunteers from around the world, generous donors and vision from Tapas Kumar Sur, the Director of Human Wave.

Tapas Sur Bio

The idea of Human Wave was conceived by Mr. Tapas Kumar Sur, who has been associated with Service Civil International (SCI) India, a global peace forum, since 1980. He still served as the office bearer of the National Council/Central Working Committee of SCI- India He also worked as an administrator of the Institute for Indian Mother and Child from 1994-1999.

It was in 1997, when he was exposed to the hardships of the local population in  Adarshanagore, Mankundu in West Bengal. He then considered starting a NGO with partners that possessed shared values . After immersing himself with the people of Adarshanagore, he observed that not only economic scarcity but also the people’s socio-cultural setbacks were the main cause of their unfortunate situations. He dedicated himself to initiate a project at Adarshanagore called Anewshan Integrated Community Development Project. It provided basic education, cultural skills and built a platform for the local community to improve their situations and reinstate themselves in society.Throughout the next two decade Human Wave expanded its various activities in multiple project areas throughout Hooghly District and communities in the rural south 24 Paraganas districts of West Bengal