The Integrated Child Development Scheme is one of the world’s largest early childhood care and education programmes run by the Government of India. To make it successful in the slums of Kolkata, Hope Kolkata Foundation has collaborated with the Government of West Bengal since 2018.

HOPE supports renovation and refurbishment of the ICDS centres to make them child-friendly, accessible and to increase the quality of the service provided. Community-based programmes, including meetings with mothers, adolescents, and community people, are conducted. HOPE also encourages activity based learning for the preschool children enrolled in the ICDS centres.

Number of ICDS ICDS Centre supported Partner
17 Hope Kolkata Foundation