The Hope Foundation works to free street children and poor families from lives of pain, abuse and poverty.
_Over 250,000 children are forced to exist on the streets of Kolkata
(Calcutta). Around five million people live in horrific conditions in
slums. They do not have clean water; children are often hungry and
diahorrea and skin diseases are common.
To survive, children scavenge in rubbish dumps to find scraps to
sell or beg on the streets. Most are not in school and have poor
health. Many children are abandoned and are at high risk of abuse,
exploitation and child trafficking.
We work with committed people and organisations to change these
children’s lives. We fund and support projects in health, nutrition,
child protection and education. We also advocate for better services
and seek ways to support access to Government programmes.
HOPE believes in sustainable development. We partner with 14 local
Indian NGOs and currently fund over 60 projects for street and slum
children and their families in: education, healthcare, child protection,
nutrition, drug rehabilitation and vocational training.
As well as these front line projects,
HOPE has created innovative programmes to highlight and tackle complex
cultural issues, such as child labour and child trafficking.
The Hope Foundation for Street Children is a Scottish Guarantee Company (Company No SC335711) recognised as a Scottish Charity under Scottish Charity No. SC038809. Registered office address: The Hope Foundation, Magnum House, High Street, Lane End, Bucks, HP14 3JG. Website created by www.soundsolutions.co.uk (C) 2011