GOAL's Work in India
The largest democracy and second most populous country in the world, India emerged as a major power in the 1990s. It is militarily strong, has major cultural influence and a fast-growing and powerful economy.
A nuclear-armed state, it carried out tests in the 1970s and again in the 1990s in defiance of world opinion. However, India is still tackling huge social, economic and environmental problems.
GOAL began a feeding programme on the streets of Calcutta in 1977, establishing itself as a Third World relief and development agency. Later the same year, GOAL began mother and child healthcare programmes in the villages of West Bengal.
In 1978, courtesy of a IR£30,000 donation from the Department of Foreign Affairs, GOAL built a mother and child healthcare training centre on the outskirts of Calcutta (now Kolkata).
GOAL has since expanded and developed its work, which is done exclusively in partnership with local organisations, to include a range of rural and urban relief, rehabilitation and development programmes.
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