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We have 20 new profiles in of children who all need sponsorship in HOPE's projects. Please email us to receive a copy of the profiles if you are interested in sponsoring a child through HOPE. Thank you!
Sponsor a Child's education
India is home to about one third of the world's illiterate people. The high cost of private education, their inability to keep up with study, and pressure to work to support their families, are the reasons given by 3 in every 4 children who drop out from school. The Hope Foundation provides creches for children below 6 years old, preparing them for school, and coaching centres to guide older children through their education, to prevent them from dropping out and becoming full time street children. We also run training and awareness sessions for teachers and parents.
The Hope Foundation's Child Sponsorship programme has been set up to help Kolkata's disadvantaged children get the education that every child deserves. A monthly payment of £20 will pay for a street child to go to school, fund them to attend a HOPE creche or after-school coaching centre, and provide them with medical care and nutritious meals.
There are numerous examples of street children whose lives have been transformed by this type of sponsorship; some of our young people have trained as teachers and now in turn, work to help other street children receive a good education.
In return for your support, you will be given the details of your child, and each year a photograph and their report.
You can set up child sponsorship by:
1) Setting up a monthly donation of £20 via Justgiving. Please also drop us an email to let us know that this is for child sponsorship, including your full name and address.
2) Setting up a standing order by filling out a standing order form and posting it to us at The Hope Foundation, Magnum House, High Street, Lane End, Bucks, HP14 3JG.
If you are a UK taxpayer, the value of your donation can be increased dramatically at no extra cost to you. Simply complete our online Gift Aid form or download the form and post it back to us at: The Hope Foundation, Magnum House, High Street, Lane End, Bucks, HP14 3JG. Thank you!
"It is so wonderful to be able to give Farjana the chance of escaping a life of poverty by sponsoring her education. To hear about her progress each year at school and see her moving towards a more hopeful future makes everything worthwhile for me." Karen - who sponsors a child through the Hope Foundation and also manages our child sponsorship programme on a voluntary basis.
We hope you can consider changing a child's life today.
Children's Holiday Fund
For child sponsors who would like to send presents or offer more than their sponsorship over the course of the year, we have set up a Children's Holiday Fund to help us take the children in our projects on an annual holiday to the seaside. This avoids singling certain children out with gifts, which can upset the other children. You can contribute to the holiday fund using the Paypal button below.
Please note that we are unable to guarantee which children will benefit from the fund. As many children will benefit as funding allows, and we will prioritise those in full time residential care at our protection homes. Thank you for your support.