Welcome to Suchana

Suchana is a community group,  Suchana: The Uttor Chandipur Community Society, in Birbhum district, West Bengal, India and a support group, Friends of Suchana, in the UK.

Our vision

  • Suchana believes that equality and social justice are key to a vision which can tackle the roots of poverty. We work with the least privileged to articulate and actualise the right to quality education. This means creating an education which can support and sustain our cultural identities and our humanity.
  • Suchana aims to achieve not simply literacy but education which helps build awareness and initiative to tackle local and global issues. Parents, teachers, older children and other community members are closely involved in priority setting, running the organisation and developing its future.


Suchana’s Education Resource Centre runs 8 programmes – 4 teaching programmes and 4 cross-cutting programmes which work across age groups. All are underpinned by a focus on quality, creative work, and equality.


Suchana has tried to introduce learning through the first language in the early years, and to promote the use of the first language alongside Bengali throughout primary education.

Suchana’s Santal and Kora teachers set out gradually to develop resources which could help them in their first language teaching.