About Us

We make no inordinate claims, we feel humbled to heal the lives of children, with orthopaedic malformation.

Beginning its journey in 1973, Rehabilitation Centres for Children (RCFC) registered under society registration act No. S/12897 started with a vision and a mission to improve the quality of the life of children with orthopaedic deformity. The centre began its activities in a two storied house in Barisha on the outskirts of Kolkata with the aid of a philanthropic organisation named Christustrager Waisemdienst in West Germany. With such a modest beginning, the centre grew under the spirited leadership of a noble minded British nurse, Jane Pamela Webb. RCFC soon expanded its scope of activities and has had outstanding success. The prime motto has been to provide comprehensive rehabilitation to the afflicted and unfortunate children between the ages of 0-14 years coming from cash strapped families. The work that started with one child, now houses above 60 children. RCFC provides free medical care to the less fortunate children with disabilities. Children from far and near come to the centre. Children from neighboring districts of North and Souh 24 Parganas, Hooghly, Midnapore, Birbhum, Bankura, Malda and even from the neighbouring States of Bihar, Jharkhand and Orissa come to RCFC for treatment and rehabilitation. Today RCFC has grown in stature and has evolved into a unique organisation with its own hospital and a complete range of facilities under the same roof. The children are admitted after careful scrutiny in our regular outdoor department and also in the various camps conducted by our social workers all over West Bengal. In 1981, a hospital with a well-equipped operation theatre and X-ray unit was set up followed by mobility aid workshop in 1983, to provide aids and appliances to the children. Also, in 1985 a residential block was built to offer accommodation facilities to the children coming to the centre for treatment. Our Centre in Bolpur (Santiniketan) provides similar services in the district of Birbhum. The Governor of West Bengal, is the Patron in Chief and takes keen interest in the activities of the Centre.