Heartfelt thanks to Mr Prabir Roy and Mrs Archita Roy for donating Three Lakhs for setting up Computer lab for 60 girls in our new Girls' Home.
On 10th February 2015, Versus Communication and Tata Steel have presented a lovely day to HOPE children at Kasba Girls Home.
Tata Steel very recent started a donation drive as a part of their CSR activity naming as “Neo Beginning”.This time they have selected Hope Kolkata Foundation to extend their support. Rosy Roy, Resource Generation Officer of Hope has taken the initiative to organize the entire CSR programme.The programme started with lovely dance performances of the children. They also sang a Goanese song to welcome the entire guest. Mr.Soumyabrata Hazra (head marketing D&BP),Debojit Chakraborty (head sales), Amrita Gupta Juthani (Sr.Sales Manager) from Tata Steel, Mr.Sudipto Bardhan (business manager ) from Amit Iron Pvt Ltd and Mr.Romy Rauf (Senior Account Director) from Versus Communications have joined to attend the programme.
They have donated an amount of Rs.50,000/- for non-recurring educational cost of 10 children of Panditiya and Kasba girls’ home. All the guests said few lines about their experience at Hope Foundation. They all were overwhelmed with the children’s performances and too impressed to see HOPE home.The entire team treated the children with School bags and celebration chocolates. The children presented Thank you card to Versus Communication and Tata Steel team at the end.
The Taj Gateway Hotel have distributed blankets, chocolates and other gift items as a new year gift at Kasba Girls Home. Taj Gateway Hotel also presented a wonderful day to the boys at Bekind Boys Home, they treated them with lunch and celebrating New Year in a special manner.Heartfelt thanks to the Gateway Team for making the children feel special.
Soham and Subham celebrated their New Year 2015 in a very special manner. The two brother along with their family have distributed nutrition goods, chocolates,cakes etc to all the children at Kasba Girls Home and spent a real good time with all. We are really thankful to Mr.Indranil Mitra, Mrs.Alka Mitra, Mr.Surajit Chakraborty, Soham and Subham to bring smile to the children at Hope Foundation. Your little efforts bring a lot of changes.
Mr Biplab Bhattacharyaa Cluster Head from DCB Bank donated Aquaguard water purifier and 100 drawing book and crayons for kasba girls and bekind boys in the month of December. Sangeeta Mondal an employee also joined in. Both promised to make it a quarterly event.
HHI made the Christmas Day special for children..
Hotel Hindusthan International made the Hope children feel special..They provided lunch to 350 children as a Christmas treat...All children enjoying Biriyani.
Genexx Valley celebrated Dann Utsav from 2nd Oct to 8th Oct Hope Foundation with by raising Rice bucket challenge , donating clothes , organising cultural programme and community lunch for the children. The members also raised funds for the children . Thanks to all the members who took the initiative and made difference towards the society.
ATOS an IT company donated five computer and educational stationaries to Hope kolkata Foundation for the projects.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE BY TAKING TIME OFF FOR THE CAUSE THEY BELIEVE IN.
The General Manager of HYATT REGENCY KOLKATA, Ms Britta Leick-Milde along with Mr Sujit Nair ,Director of Human Resources and the team members from Marketing , Chef to Hospitality staff had expressed their joy with Hope 's one of the girls protection home by having fun and breakfast with yummy pastries,cake,samso etc.The staff took Rice bucket Challenge and contributed the rice to the Children's Home.
Spreading smiles - The best gift one can share
A graduate of National Institute of Fashion and Technology, Kolkata, Sayantan Sarkar is a National level Fashion Designer who mainly concentrate on the impact of simplicity when it comes to style and fashion. Sayantan gained international popularity when actor Paoli Dam wore his design for the 64th Cannes Film Festival in 2011. His outfits are often worn by celebrities Zeenat Aman, Mahima Chaudhury, Raima Sen, Sayali Bhagat and Usha Uthup.
On 5th September, he launched his latest collection “Live & Let Fly collection” which was attended by the adorable children from Hope Kolkata Foundation and the three lovely ladies of repute - Alokananda Roy, Nilanjana Chakraborty and Ramanjeet Kaur. Sayantan Sarkar exclusively designed “Kokeshi doll printed dress” for the HOPE children at the unveiling of LFW Winter Festive collection in Kolkata store Avoire. We would like to give our heartfelt thanks to Sayantan Sarkar for supporting HOPE through cause related marketing.
CSR Support from The Gateway Hotel
On 5th July 2014, The Gateway Hotel has taken a wonderful initiative for the Hope Children. Kolkata International Women’s Club hosted their Monthly meeting at The Gateway Hotel EM Bypass Kolkata. This was attended by 25 people who contribute Rs 400 per head toward cost of venue and refreshments. The Gateway Hotel as a part of their CSR activity has shortlisted HOPE and has donated the amount Rs. 10000/- for the Nutrition cost of Ashirbad Boys Home. Rosy Roy, Resource Generation Officer of Hope was invited by Mr.Manu Sharma, The General Manager of The Gateway Hotel to attend the programme.
The programme started with the speech of Mr.Sharma. Rosy was being introduced by him to the entire team of Women’s club. Women’s Club then carried on with their monthly meetings with lovely mocktails and snacks to serve in between by The Gateway team. Thereafter, Rosy was asked to say few lines about The Hope Foundation. At the end Mr.Sharma donated the cheque equal to the sum of proceeds collected from this event to Rosy. Laura Mitchell Amalir, the core committee member of Kolkata International Women’s Club asked Rosy to keep in touch with regular updates of Hope’s activity. The Gateway team treated all with coffee and foods at the end.
Lions Club of Calcutta, Tollygunge at Ashirbad Boy’s Home
Lions Club of Calcutta, Tollygunge, visited Ashirbad Boy’s Home on 18th of January’14(ie on Saturday) at 5:00 pm. They were a group of 7 members including Mr B D Surana, The President, Mr. Bharat Thakkar, The Secretary & Mr.Ashoke Kr Agarwal, the Treasurer. Dipannita Dasgupta, Resource Development & Event Cordinator of Hope Kolkata Foundation, introduced the team with the boys & also brief them about the projects of The Hope Foundation.
The Ashirbad Boys greeted the team with a warm welcome. Then there was an introductory session between the boys & the lion club members. They handed over pencil set with Tiffin cakes as a token of appreciations to the Boys. They had also provided the monthly nutrition for Ashirbad Boys Home. The boys thanked their uncles with a handmade greeting card.
The Lions Club of Calcutta, Tollygunge were very much impressed with the Ashirbad Boy’s Home & they promised the boys that they will come again & spend much more times with our Hope Children.
Mr. Nilesh Thacker, owner of Thacker's Diary, has taken an initiative to drive an ice cream cart at each of our Shelter Homes on Sundays. They had already covered Kasba Girls Home with Bekind Boys, Panditya Girls Home & Ashirwad Boys Home. Children are very much enjoying this ice- cream treat from Thacker's Dairy.
Vodafone, Kolkata had come forward to celebrate Father's Day the Hope Foundation by spending an afternoon with the Panditya Girls. They did an Ice Breaking session, followed by dumb charades/ In house talent competition-singing, dancing; poem recitation. Also awarded the best performer along with a gift distribution to all the girls. Had shown a documentary on Safety Awareness with Education on Value System. Ended with a small cake cutting ceremony with distribution of Food packets.
A Fun Day with Corporate Volunteers from Deutsche Bank
“Hope for children in need, Hope for a better society!”
“Amazing way of taking care of children- feel really blessed to have come here” were some of the remarks the corporate volunteers from Deutsche Bank wrote in the visitor’s book at the end of the Saturday afternoon they spent with the young girls at HOPE’s Kasba Protection Home.
Our girls greeted the Volunteer Group – Shubhro-Kanti, Assistant Vice-President and Area Head of Kolkata and his team Anirupa, Joyita, Nirmalya and Shubhro’s little daughter Shresha with lively dances with Bengali folk songs, followed by a welcome note in impeccable English. The Uncles and Aunties were completely taken with the children and interaction flowed freely thereafter. Alokeparna, the RD Manager at The Hope Foundation, introduced the team to HOPE’s work with street and slum children of Kolkata and the ongoing projects that HOPE runs in partnership with 13 grassroot NGOs. The volunteers were taken around the Kasba facility and they were pleasantly surprised at the high standard of care that is provided to the children.
The Deutsche Bank volunteers had planned a drawing competition as part of the day’s activity. The children were divided into three groups age-wise. They were supplied drawing sheets, new pencil boxes with pencils and eraser, and crayons. They could draw anything they liked but timeline was 30 minutes. Most finished in less than 30 minutes and came up with excellent and colourful drawings depicting kite flying, Durga Puja, Flowers and scenaries.
The volunteers treated the children and the staff to a fish curry lunch which was ordered at HOPE Restaurant. There were sweet ending too with gulab jamuns. Shresha, Shubhro’s daughter who was about 5, happily mingled with the children, took part in the drawing competition and shared lunch with them. The volunteers too had lunch and enjoyed the food thoroughly. They looked forward to visiting HOPE Café and Restaurant soon to taste more of the delicious cooking.
Post-lunch, it was time for gifts and prizes. All girls received nice and colorful tiffin boxes, chocolates, candies and wafers. There were 8 special prizes too which were exciting board games, and the girls who received them for their beautiful drawings were happy to share with their respective groups. Shubhro and his team were very appreciative of the staff who managed the day’s programme very efficiently. Each staff member was presented with a Deutsche Bank coffee Mug as a token of appreciation. Shubhro, Anirupa, Joyita and Nirmalya were gifted with handmade flowers and cards by the children. The team said goodbye but promised to be back soon!
A healing touch of hope by Cognizant foundation towards Hope Hospital
In pursuance to The Hope Foundation’s endeavor to make the partner agency self sustainable we have reached another milestone with the support from Cognizant Foundation. We would like to convey our sincere gratitude towards Cognizant foundation for accepting and acknowledging Hope Kolkata’s Foundation proposal to support hope hospital’s need and the need which not only intends to cater to the people from street but also from slum and further keeping the current progress in health systems and technology, the need of this kind was long awaited not only to achieve higher precision in delivering health care but also higher efficiency to cater more people in less time.
Materials donated by Mr. S Ganguly.
Celebrate Women’s Day by wishing her, greeting her, making her feel how important and special "SHE IS". On 8th March 2013 observing International Women's Day with J. D Birla Institute.
Swastik Celebrated His 5TH Birthday -in a special way
Joy Mustafi & Tanusree Mustafi have taken the initiative to celebrate their son's 5th Birthday in a special manner.For which they have approached THE HOPE FOUNDATION and spent a joyful time with the children of BEKIND BOY'S HOME. Swastik have gifted a wonderful riding car,a music system and some puzzle games to the children's of Bekind Boy's Home. We are thankful to them for lighting smiles in the face of the little ones.
Socio-Techno approach By The Hope Foundation Team with the support from Fortis Hospital
October 4, 2012, 10:00 am
Thanks to Fortis Hospital and GO Code who has reached another height with socio techno approach as implemented by Hope Foundation team, which has helpstracking the project status and for further emergency services to be provided to the needy people from the Chetla Slum and further GO Code have been updated (which not only acts as unique identity number for their addresses but also for them as well) and which has been mandated to be utilized further for monitoring and response based on the basic data that we have created through this technology, this can be extended further to re-check-up for the same dwellers to monitor their improvements and other problems as and when our scope grows in this areas.
• The blue, green, Red dots represents the patients locations and their BP status
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
CII :Social Entrepreneurship as a strategy for success
IBM :Offered six month intensive computer course to the slum children of ward 82 and all of them received certificate .
Cognizant Technology :Provided 4 computers to the Life skill Unit.
Reserve Bank Of India :Provided 10 computers to the children in our project.
Aegis BPO :Celebrated Women's day with the self help group and with the vocational training unit. Also offered 6 job placements to needy people.
Lafarge :Provided clothes to the street children who came to Nabadisha Tollygunge and Gariahat Police station.
Taj Bengal :Provided excess left over food for the people living on the street and donation of food to the children.
Conclave :Placement of jobs to the six trained boys from our project.
ICICI :Mini Marathon organised and each got certificates and amount of Rs. 10,000/-
School Social Responsibility
The following schools successfully participated in the workshop on "Cross Culture Innovative Exposer on Education and Social Work System in India & Ireland" for the young generation with schools from Ireland.
- Birla High School Boys & Girls
- G.D. Birla High School
- La Martinere Girls School
- La Martinere Boys School
- Future Foundation
- Future Campus School
- Calcutta International School
If you are interested don't hesitate to contact the phone numbers on the back of the report