Founder Director/Secretary of SAMPARC™-Social Action for Manpower Creation, Mr. Amitkumar Banerjee is an eminent philanthropist and expert advisor, with over 36 years rich experience in the development program of rural community, under privileged children, women and youth.
Mr. Amitkumar Banerjee did Masters in Rural Development and M. Phil in Social Work. He carried an extensive research work for 2 years in the field of Rural Micro Level Planning, in 1978 he executed the relief and rehabilitation program of around 35000 poor, widows, women and community people in 5 blocks of Nadia district (1978 Flood in Bengal) he under took of their houses, and for their economic development as well as their agricultural farming and cultivation in West Bengal. Mr. Banerjee was also involved in development program of rural community for under privilege children, women and youth. He was heading Bhoodan Land Development program, Gaya, Bihar and was instrument to help more than 3000 families to settle and to make them independent free from bondage of labour. He always believe education is the real support to help a needy child along with food, nutrition and environment.
Due to his generous and dedicating service to the children Mr. Banerjee was blessed by Mother Teresa. Mr. Banerjee has also worked as the Director of India Sponsorship Committee (Maharashtra).
During early 90s Mr. Banerjee started SAMPARC an orphanage in association with Balgram Maharashtra, accommodating few orphan and helpless children and carried out rural education development projects in two blocks of Pune district.
In 1990 Mr. Amitkumar Banerjee founded SAMPARC™-Social Action for Manpower Creation with 100 orphan and helpless children. Presently SAMPARC™ is operating in several states of India like Rajasthan, Gujrat, West Bengal and various parts of Maharashtra. Till date more than 200 orphan children have graduated through SAMPARC™ and are well-placed in their lives.
SAMPARC™ under the leadership of Mr. Banerjee has also been engaged in the Vocational Training Program for the rural youth and organizational developments for disadvantaged people. More than 4000 youth have been employed through Vocational Training Program in Maharashtra. His effort in strengthening work for more than 40000 women in Maval Taluka, district Pune through self-help group, medical service and for economic activities change the life of many families.
Mr. Banerjee was also been an active partner of Jimmy Carter Work Project in 2006 worked as a licensee of the project “Habitat for Humanity” to provide houses to the women member of SAMPARC Self Help Group. Mr. Banerjee was offered the prestigious post of Chairperson of the Juvenile Bench of Child Welfare Committee Pune (Govt. of Maharashtra) in the year 2005 and he continued with the post till 2012.
Mr. Amitkumar Banerjee has paved a long way not only as a Social Activist but also as a Community Builder and in due course he has established his expertise in Resource mobilization for child and community action program.
He is expert in making Policy, practice and management planning to contribute to run Institutional care for orphan and needy children both by Government and non-government organization.
Right of the Children- the rules relating to administration of juvenile justice for protection, care, and rehabilitation of the needy children and implementation of the Act.
Sharing information within various NGOs- running institutional care and child development activities for education, health, nutrition and leadership growth and to educate those NGOs in developing capacity building, impact analysis to assure direction of the work.
Developing program along with the Govt. and other suitable support agencies to promote community based programs and activities for the underprivileged children, women and youth.
Mr. Banerjee has also worked for various other projects like education sponsorship for more than 3000 children and rural developmental activities included watershed management, agricultural and horticulture development, health care, mother and childcare, safe drinking water, Sanitation and hygiene, construction of toilets, providing cooking ovens to the rural poor families and Toilet for the rural poor.