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.
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.
The fundamental philosophy of SHIS is infinite. The point is to explore its multi-dimensional manifestations and harness to promote human welfare.
Grassroots mobilization, community participation, community let targeting process, local government involvement for transparent implementation and participatory assessment.
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: