Community Resource Centers

A Space for Ideas and Work

MSC supports the concept of a sustainable development. By sharing our experiences with local actors, we encourage the (re-)establishment of local community centers in form of a space for exchange of ideas. We believe that all the necessary capabilities already exists within the community. Due to a lack of self-esteem and positive experiences, however, the communitiy members find themselves discouraged to improve their situation.

MSC Computer Room
The MSC library in Barrackpore, West Bengal

Our Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Community Resource Centers strengthen the collaboration within the community and encourage local people to develop solutions for their problems. Our team members serve as a reference and contact in case any support from outside is needed. MSC regualarly follows up on the state of the work of local commitees and makes suggestions for further ways of improvement.

Activities and Organization

The community centers are equipped with libraries, computers, printers and other teaching materials. They provide the necessary foundation for modern education and other opportunities for individual improvement. In the framework of regular functions and activities we also encourage the community members to enjoy their social life and offer a place free from worries.

MSC Solan
Progress can be enjoyable, too.

Our special focus lies on the autonomy of the Community Resource Centers. The centers are run by local commitees. Afternoon lessons are also organized by voluntary teachers from within the community. This way, we establish a long lasting structure which is in line with the specific needs of the community. Encouraging local teachers also helps them to enjoy positive work experience and appreciation.

Our Centers

Ladwa, Haryana
Our center in Ladwa, Haryana has been the first center of our movement. It includes a room for free after-school education, as well as printers and computers.
Solan, Himachal Pradesh
Our Center in Solan has been established in December 2017. With more than 50 students daily, Solan is our biggest center which is exclusively run by the local community
MSC Solan
Barrackpore, West Bengal
Our Center in Barrackpore was opened in February 2018. With the help of sponsors and the work of local community members, it includes an external room for education as well as a computer center.
Guwahati, Assam
Established by local community members in 2018, our center in Assam is the first, which is mostly but not exclusively run by members of the Sikh religion.

A Center in Your Area?

If you are also interested in the establishment of a Community Ressource Center in your area, we encourage you to get into contact with us. Many different interests and challenges are involved in the process of engaging your community in such a big project. Due to our ten years of experience, MSC knows about these challenges and can support you in solving important questions, developing an organizational framework and maintaining a sustainable local hub for activism.