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Cocobagh Social Business Venture
I was so excited by the development of building work on my last visit that I glossed over the lack of women there, this region of India seems to have ongoing festivals so it wasn’t  much of a surprise they were not there last month.  However now the building is finally complete it’s time to ensure we better understand how to...
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  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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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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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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