Shining Eyes – Children blossom out


This development project aims to provide a holistic health development for Santal children. Dr. Monika Golembiewski, a German pediatrician, has been coming to Bolpur since 1994 to give medical care and awareness to the rural Santal children and women.

Initiated by the German writer Dr. Martin Kämpchen, this medical work has been steadily expanding within the recent years. In 2011, a children hospital has been inaugurated. Nutrition programmes for malnourished children and pregnant women were introduced together with Monika’s son Nico and daughter-in-law Silvi. Vegetable plantation and sanitation projects as well as a continuous mother and village health worker trainings further contribute to a holistic health development.

Shining Eyes is based on two project pillars:

  • Children hospital with TB diagnostic and delivery ward at Bolpur
  • Preventive health projects in the surrounding Santal villages


For further information, please refer to the project section.


Charitable society "Shining Eyes"


The Association Shining Eyes - medizinische Hilfe für Kinder und sozioökonomische Dorfentwicklung in Indien e.V (Medical aid for children and socioeconomic village development in India) is a registered association headquartered in Flein, Germany.


The Association was founded in November 2009 and serves exclusively charitable purposes with its activities. The Association supports health care and a sustainable development of Indian villages.


In spring 2013 we have founded an international trust called "Shining Eyes India", registered at Kolkata under section 60 and rule 69, registration number 01339/2013.


Dr. Monika Golembiewski is the President of this trust and kindly supported by our group of close friends who are the Trustees: Satyanarayan Roy, Snehadri Shekhar Chakraborty, Prof. Dr. Swapan Mukhopadhyay and Dr. Sujit Kumar Paul.