The Hope Foundation works with some of the most disadvantaged children in the world today.
Set up in 1999 to raise funds for one girl’s home, The Hope Foundation is now a registered Irish charity with offices in Ireland, India, the UK, Germany and the USA. In the past decade, The Hope Foundation’s extensive work has been considered critical in ensuring the rights of the underprivileged sections of society, specially the street and slum children of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), India.
Living on the streets, the children are exposed to acute hunger and severe physical and sexual abuse. Those who survive are left to fend for themselves, with no promise of a safe future. They are forced to work from as young as five years of age to earn money for food and so cannot go to schools. Hope works to free them from lives of pain, abuse, poverty and darkness.
The Hope Foundation has a varied range of projects that ensure basic rights of the underprivileged population focussing mainly on the female and adolescent.
The mission of Hope Foundation is to improve the quality life for the underprivileged section of the society by providing their basic human rights.
The organisation has identified the following priority issues.
For Street Children in India, the street (in the widest sense of the word, including unoccupied dwellings, wasteland, etc.) has become his or her habitual abode and/or source of livelihood; and who is inadequately protected, supervised, or directed by responsible adults.
The Education Programme of Hope Foundation directly benefits, 2179 children living the streets and slums of Kolkata and Howrah, including 10 Special Needs living in the Children’s Home, and 136 children living in the under developed tribal region of Birbhum District, West Bengal.
The Community Fund initiative allows the community to save money and spend it in the most effective way for the community as a whole. 35 such funds have been created. Community Health Volunteers of respective areas started collecting small amounts from the community.
The total collection in the Community Fund is INR 76,705 (approximately €1,279). Regular community meetings have been conducted to increase the collection and now the communities are ready to open a bank account for safety and security of the fund.
In today's India, growing urbanisation, migration from rural areas and the disintegration of the traditional community structure have changed the social economic scenario and given rise to a new, vulnerable group of children in the metropolitan cities called "street children".
Students of Mahadevi Birla World Academy & Students from different schools of Ireland spent a whole day at MBWA school premise & proved that boundaries, countries, cultures, religions are nothing in front of making buddies.
Children had a real good time and wonderful experience at Sundarbans on 20th & 21st February 2015.
Last Sunday, Kolkata have turned into a fun arena with hundreds of Kolkatans taking it over. For three hours, traffic have been barred and all other activities have come to a halt.
New Home for the HOPE girls. Please donate for setting up the new home. The girls will be shifted soon to their new home.
Bobby Chakraborty, a renowned actor & activist, promised our Ashirbad boys that he will take them to see his latest movie Pati Parmeswar & today he kept his promise & arranged everything at Nandan II.
We are happy to let you know positive behaviour changes noticed among children of Punorjibon Boys Home. Staffs, Coordinators,counsellor and children celebrated the achievement in order to boost up the positive self-esteem of the boys and to enhance the staff-child relationship.
In the Month of December, our Indian Volunteers have conducted awareness camps at Chetla Lockgate and at Kasba Home on Child Marriage and Child Labour issues.
The Hope Foundation continues the effort to support children and vulnerable communities to change their lives. In HOPE we believe - every bit of help goes long way.
The Hope Foundation held 2-Day Annual Community Volunteer Meet to celebrate the outstanding efforts of our hundreds of community health and environment volunteers who are change-agents in the 35 slum communities across Kolkata and Howrah.
South City International School had organized the School Immersion Programme with the Students from Ireland on 17th February’14. There are 72 students from Ireland. The SCIS students started the programme at 10.00am with a warm welcome to their Irish friends.
Results-based management is a strategic management approach. The Hope Foundation is trying to use it with partners to plan, cost, implement, monitor and measure the changes from cooperation, rather than just the inputs provided or activities conducted.
Mr. Sauraswar Sen & Mrs. Shilpi Sen visited our Bekind Boys Home on 18.01.2014 i.e. Saturday to celebrate their 1st Wedding Anniversary with our Hope children. Dipannita Dasgupta, Resource Development & Event Cordinator of Hope, introduced the family with the boys & also brief them about the projects of The Hope Foundation.
Posted on January 15, 2014 by The Hope Foundation. Nathan Koblintz (Grant Manager) and Rannjan Alless (Advisor) from Porticus visited and interacted with community video producers and community health volunteers in Ramnagar Area.
For six-year-old Savita (name changed) Christmas is just another day spent foraging for anything of value in mounds of garbage that stand nearly six storey’s high. She remains busy scavenging through the day like many others deprived of a life of dignity or security.
Young Indians along with Lions International have taken the wonderful initiative on the auspicious occasion of Swami Vivekanada’s birthday on 12th January, Sunday, 2014 of having an awareness Campaign throughout the Kolkata City on a Tram ride with the theme “Child Empowerment for a Better India”.
The Sports Day is a major recreation day for the children in HOPE’s care, especially the slum children who hardly get an opportunity to participate in events such as this. Every child has a right to play - a right which has even been acknowledged as a fundamental right of a child as enshrined in the Convention on Child Rights.
Samir Hussein is one of the UK's leading Royal and Entertainment photographers. Spending much of his time as an official photographer capturing the British Royal Family, he also documents film festivals such as Cannes, London and Paris Fashion weeks, Europe's biggest music festivals as well as the top VIP parties and red carpet events.
ITC Sonar, one of the renowned 5 star deluxe hotel in Kolkata as well as in India, visited our Panditya Girls Home on 30th November’2013 i.e. Saturday to spend some times with our HOPE girls, with a moto to make them laugh, to make them play & to make them feel that they are so special for all.
The Gateway Hotel EM Bypass, one of the renowned group of Taj Hotels in Kolkata, visited our Bekind Boys Home on 1st January 2014 i.e. Wednesday to celebrate Happy New Year and spent some times with our HOPE kids, with a motto to make them laugh, to make them feel that they are so special for all.
Mr and Mrs Biswajit Mitra, their daughter Ayona, Mr. Ranajit Banerjee, Mr. Bhaskar Gupta and Mr. TJ Mukherjee, members of Focus Group A, visited the HOPE Hospital and Kasba Protection Home for Girls on Sunday, December 29, 2014.