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James
  It’s not simply that a new ‘toilet block’ surpasses my wildest hopes, it’s that for the first time I can see the potential that this project has and for the faith that our India partners Sid and Sajjan have put in us at WBC to share our vision.
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Cocobagh Puja Blessings
With the monsoon finished and the celebrations of Durga Puja over, the end of Diwali signalled a reignited excitement for the India project and another visit in November to look at practical ways we can help to keep momentum going. Heading along the new highways for the ever shorter drive out to Baduria, bustling Kolkata gives way to the...
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Our visit to Kolkata back in May this year was full of hope and excitement about the future of our India project; to create employment and training opportunities for disadvantaged members of the community that surrounds our bags for life facility. We enthusiastically awaited the grand opening of our new building with our bags for life partners Sid and Sajan talking (and...
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Not wanting to jinx the project prematurely, we have been motivated by our recent visit to Kolkata in May, where so much has now been achieved and it seems wholly appropriate to finally give our project a name. 
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With limited Wi-Fi and even more limited technical skills, this post is just a short prelude to what I will try to make an interesting insight into the metaphorical and physical journey we here at WBC are embarking upon with the WBC India Project.
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The new Cocobagh training unit is really starting to look impressive. Whilst the building is still very much an empty shell, our motivation to get this project up and running is back. It’s amazing how easy it is to get deflated when things don’t move quite as quickly as you hope for, especially when you can’t help but look...
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Finally we have some images for you! Construction has begun on Cocobagh’s new training facility in Badhuria West Bengal; the structure as you can see, is well and truly on the way up.
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The foundations for our new Cocobagh centre in Badhuria, West Bengal have been laid but we’ll be honest with you, it’s a frustratingly slow process and right now the project just doesn’t seem to be moving forward at a pace that will ever achieve anything. That building in the background is not our project building,...
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This month we sent our friend David Gould to Kolkata to investigate what the community needs from us in terms of support. Here's what he came back with...
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It’s funny how a raft of very ignorant ideas and questions can be generated by a desire to help. Do they need water? Perhaps they could use a well! What about bicycles so they’re able to travel to work. Do they need to learn english or basic math? The fact is, none of us have any...
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