Genesis of the I I M K




Early ‘90s, a few Belgian visitors of a medical project in the south of Kolkata*  (Sonargoan) gathered.  They brainstormed about how more and better structured help could be given as an addition to the daily care.  The education of  children and the awareness of adults seemed to be necessary ingredients for sustaining the success of the medical aid.  (See also the article “The way it started … “ under the “Projects” section;)


* Kolkata is the Indian name for Calcutta






In order to improve the steering of the activities in Kolkata from Belgium, a formal committee “Instituut voor Indische Moeders en Kinderen*” (I I M K) was created in 1995.  IIMK’s support became gradually more directed towards the  start up of projects that are focussed on self reliance and durable improvements of the life conditions of the local people.


From 1999 onwards, the support was extended to other areas around Kolkata (Mankundu, Sunderbans), to the north of West Bengal (Darjeeling, Lalgola) and to the North East States Sikkim and Meghalaya.


* Institute for Indian Mothers and Children







   Excerpt from the foundation act 

   Founders and mission of the association