Author: Misgana Kurban

Cultural Development Program

Tarang is a cultural development unit of Tiljala SHED and the platform for disadvantaged children to learn and  display  their  skills  in various performing arts. It was set up in 2004 with support from well wishers in France, Switzerland and the US. Every two years, Tarang holds an event during which the children put up their shows, making it a great fun filled occasion for them. This is something they take pride in preparing for and truly look forward to. Up until now we have held six such events at premier city auditoriums like G.D. Birla Sabhaghar and Kala Mandir. Under the Tarang banner, the children also perform in various other city cultural events.

Kalamandir is one of the biggest and most popular performing centers in Kolkata. The idea was to organize this cultural center through Tiljala SHED by having volunteers be the choreographers for the children to perform on the stage in front of the city’s elite crowd creating a confidence for the children.

Activities of the Cultural Development Program include:
– Dance
– Theatre
– Singing
-Creating music with instruments



Our Mission & Values

Empowerment of the most marginalized especially women and children that promotes cohesive peoples action to enable them to assert and realize their human rights.

Relevant: We are a learning and adaptive organisation, responsive to the changing social, economic, political, and environmental background.
Positive Attitude: We believe that change is necessary and possible. We believe that Tiljala SHED is an effective agent of change
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Hard Working: We go beyond the call of duty to achieve our organisation’s vision and mission.
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Inclusive: We ensure that the beneficiaries are stakeholders in their own development. We are inclusive in our programs and policies. We embrace diversity in the workplace and field in which we demonstrate mutual respect.