On World Literacy Day we invite you to read this piece by HOPE founder and Hon. Director Maureen Forrest. In it, Maureen shares her thoughts about the contrast between educational opportunities in Ireland & India.
Join HOPE & the Yoga Garden Party team for an unforgettable week in Kolkata from 6–13 January 2018. Daily yoga with Simon, Ruth and Vikki, opportunities to visit and engage in HOPE’s many inspiring projects for the city’s street connected children, and time to explore Kolkata, also known as the City of Joy.
The HOPE UK team is extremely pleased to announce that we can now offer Residential placements in Kolkata for young people completing their Gold DofE.
The Kolkata Residential trip will allow young people to play an active role in supporting our work across our education and protection projects in a safe and supervised way.
HOPE’s successful photography workshops continue in Kolkata in 2017. We have been running these for a number of years and we are very lucky that Mark Seymour has again agreed to train this year’s photography workshop.
You will be guided by Mark and the team from HOPE to unique places in Kolkata for photography including to places which are only accessible with the team from HOPE. You will also visit some of HOPE’s projects and meet some of the children and young adults that we work with as part of your overall experience in Kolkata. £500 of your course fee goes towards HOPE projects.
A huge thank you to Dassi Bikes , Employees from HSBC & Virgin Money and the cycle team from London Business School for participating at The Competitive Cycle for HOPE. It was a great race at Canary Wharf. Canary Wharf generously donated the venue. There were many winners, HSBC Team 1 won overall. Virgin Money…
Theresa Godly was adopted from Kolkata in 1975. Inspired by Saroo Brierley and the film LION, Teri has started her journey back to Kolkata. Teri supports the work of The Hope Foundation. Listen also to Teri’s interview on BBC Radio London or read the article written HOPE ambassador Andrea Catherwood on The Telegraph.
We believe that ‘Education is the greatest gift that you can give a child’. For many years, we have been working with sixth form students through the curriculum and believe that this is one of the best ways of raising awareness of the street children in Kolkata. Understanding and witnessing the reality of poverty inspires young people…
Maureen Forrest, Founder & Honorary Director of The Hope Foundation, appeals to you this Christmas to give the Gift of HOPE. See how you can help at www.thehopefoundation.org.uk/shop/
Read the latest article about Maureen Forrest and her life from the September 2016 edition of Yours Magazine.
We are overwhelmed by the response to the BBC Documentary with Sue Perkins. People have so generously called, donated, sponsored children, reached out… Thank You! Each £1 donated will make a huge difference to the lives of some of the children whom Sue walked the streets of Kolkata with. From them, for them, our gratitude.…