SHIS is a registered voluntary social welfare organization for social action and economic development in an integrated way. SHIS was spearheaded by Mr. M. A. Wohab for providing assistance and support towards betterment of the landless poor people, who are deprived, exploited and lead their life in deplorable conditions. The group initiated social service programme to help the distressed and to help them regain self-confidence and new strength. This was done through interactive human relations exercises, personal attention and counseling the targeted people SHIS works with the people, being a co-partner of their community life, and plays the role as per their problems, needs and aspirations.

About Us

SHIS has set forth and established Holistic Development Approach (HDA) as a means for achieving its development goals and activities. It is the principal strategy of SHIS. HAD is a participatory development approach involving and activating both the stakeholders and the beneficiary’s development partners. The organization considers HDA as the most appropriate strategy for sustainable development of the poor beneficiaries. SHIS’s programme interventions are developed or designed in line with Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and with current transition to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for addressing the priority issues like education, health and sanitation, child development, etc. of the beneficiaries.

SHIS was not built in a day.

The fundamental philosophy of SHIS is infinite. The point is to explore its multi-dimensional manifestations and harness to promote human welfare.

Core Values

  • Compassion, Loyalty and Commitment for, by and with the poor
  • Equality and Participation
  • Integrity, Dedication and Professionalism
  • Safe-guarding the interest of the backward, socially disadvantaged and hard core poor community
  • Responsibility, Transparency and Accountability
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Strategies of Programmatic Issues

  • Design Programme with Challenges in context
  • Organizational Learning with Implementation of different Contextual Project
  • Innovation
  • Reduce vulnerability of disaster prone community
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Capacity building
  • Environment Promotion
  • Holistic Health Care Initiatives

Strategic Issues

  • Sustainability of Organization
  • Performance base Management
  • Human Resource development
  • Effective use of Resources
  • Scaling up of own Capacity

Working Methodology

Grassroots mobilization, community participation, community let targeting process, local government involvement for transparent implementation and participatory assessment.


  • Skilled staff
  • Participatory decision-making process
  • Collective work and coordination
  • Collectively involve for design development innovation
  • Local government participation
  • Working experience on Health Care
  • Governance
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Beneficiaries Coverage

Five million beneficiaries all over West Bengal are being directly or indirectly benefited from different development programmes / projects operated by SHIS. SHIS has been working in the field of Tuberculosis control with Basic Health Care, Institutional Delivery measures and Diagnostic facilities in remote inaccessible areas along with tackling Eye Health issues as prime objective with Women Empowerment and Livelihood options to reduce poverty targeting women and children with educational opportunity. Principal beneficiaries of SHIS includes:

  • Rural and Urban Poor Tribal and Minority People
  • Disadvantaged and underprivileged men, women and children
  • Landless, marginal and small farmers
  • Fisherman Adolescent Boys and Girls
  • Youths People with Disability