The Hope foundation ( HOPE ) is dedicated to promoting the protection of street & slum children primarily in Kolkata (Calcutta), and the most underprivileged in India, to promote immediate and lasting change in their lives.
HOPE has been working with street-connected children and slum dwelling communities in Kolkata, India since 1999. HOPE implements projects across a range of programme sectors, including protection, healthcare, emergency response, education, and livelihoods.
Under our Education Programmes, HOPE operates four crèches for slum children and seven “Nabo Asha” education programmes for street-connected children and a Holistic Education Programme which works with government schools in Kolkata. The HOPE Hospital, Blindness Eradication Programme, Early Childhood Care and Education programme, Night Round Mobile Medical Unit and Emergency Response Unit, all operate under our Healthcare Programmes. HOPE operates 2 Crisis Intervention Centres for vulnerable boys and girls, a Mother and Child Care Unit, 7 child protection homes, a rehabilitation home, and a Child Watch programme under our protection programmes.
To support income generation and vocational training programmes, HOPE established the Lifeskills Vocational Training Centre which provides courses in tailoring, cookery, restaurant service and computers for disadvantaged individuals providing them with skills enabling sustainable livelihoods.