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Children attending a class at the Samaritan Help Mission school in the Tikiapara slums of Howrah, West Bengal, India.

Samaritan Help Mission (SHM) is a Voluntary, not for profit organization based in Tikipara slum of Howrah (West Bengal) in India.

Tikiapara has a predominant Muslim population accounting for almost 80% of the total population.

Samaritan Help Mission was established in 1991 and is committed to work for the emancipation and empowerment of poor children of the area who previously have been involved in various nefarious activities and local women who lack opportunities to join the main stream of life through education and vocational training.