Hope Kolkata Foundation was established to provide holistic care and sustainable development for underprivileged children.
Some of their 2012-13 programs were as follows:
Protection-Shelter Care: Six protection homes and three crisis units have been created for the youth. Hope Kolkata created:
the Hope home for girls from 12 to 22 years of age
the Kasba home for girls from 5 to 12 years
the Girl2B home for girls from 9 to 18 years
the Howrah girls home for rescued children
the Ashirvad home for boys from 5 to 16 years of age
the Punorjibon home for boys from 8 to 20 years undergoing rehabilitation.
Holistic Education: Hope has created 3 creches as day care centres for children of working mothers. It has set up a remedial coaching centre to provide additional learning skills to children and awarded educational scholarships to 400 children.
Primary Healthcare: A mobile clinic has been made available to assess and support children’s health and nutrition throughout 30 slums in Kolkata and Howrah. Hope has also created a diagnostic centre and hospital for the underprivileged living on the street.
Life Skill Training Unit: The centre provides training in vocational skills, such as computer basics, spoken English, personality development, culinary skills, photography, and carpentry for job placement.
Micro-finance: A micro-credit facility is available to promote savings and self-reliance for urban women in self-help groups.
Child Watch: Protection for children 24 hours a day with night rounds by the Kolkata police using Hope mobile ambulances. This results in rehabilitation and repatriation of abandoned children living on the streets, being trafficked or victimized. Hope’s crisis centres for boys & girls, mothers & children are available for shelter and counselling of the underprivileged. Hope created Nabadisha, a project for street children which is a joint initiative with the Kolkata police to provide an 8 hour drop in centre. It offers education, healthcare, counselling, and recreational activities.
Fundraising: Art workshops, golf events, giving weeks, and festivals organised by Hope to increase fundraising.
Income Rs5 cr
Expense Rs5 cr
Source : Audit Report 2013
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