“We have been through difficult days at HOPE over the years, today is the absolute worst of them. Today, in complete shock and devastation we announce the untimely and sudden death of our beloved Geeta Venkadakrishnan. There will never be anyone like Geeta, this loss is almost impossible for us to put into words. She…Details
We would like to thank the wonderful people of Bedford HOPE Events committee, including Jacqueline Merne and Poonam Chand, for organising a very successfully charity lunch recently.
The event was a sell out and everyone that attended had a wonderful time. The funds raised will go directly to improving the lives of street and slum children in Kolkata.Details
During HOPE’s school intervention programme, it was found that many children with special needs were still not enrolled in primary school or special school. HOPE’s Resource Centre is barrier-free and provides an opportunity to access therapy for that category of children. The objective of the project is to improve the quality of life for children…Details
You make a lasting difference to HOPE’s work with street children. Get involved in the Educational Sponsorship programme and a street child will achieve their right to education. We support children from pre-school right through to university. Firstly, our crèches and preparatory centres provide education, medical care and nutrition to prepare children for formal school. Then, when each child has…Details
Reza Beyad, HOPE Ambassador and philanthropist, will engage in conversation with award winning TV and BBC Radio broadcaster and HOPE Ambassador, Andrea Catherwood; current Miss England and frontline NHS doctor, Kolkata born Bhasha Mukherjee; Shashi Tharoor, acclaimed author and member of the Indian Parliament, and from the frontline of HOPE’s Covid-19 response in India, Geeta Venkadakrishnan, HOPE Kolkata Director.Details
The Hope Foundation was recently featured in a 45 minute documentary by Deric Hartigan- joined by Fiona Fullerton and Maria Walsh, Deric journeys through Kolkata as he seeks out HOPE and the stories of change which have unfolded over the past 16 years. An eye opening documentary, wonderfully made. Please take some time to watch…Details
It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Dick Forrest, beloved husband of our Hon Director Maureen Forrest. The Hope Foundation will be forever indebted to Dick. His kindness and support of Maureen’s work as our volunteer CEO over the past 20 years was a testament to his great heart. He was…Details
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.Details
Our amazing team at HOPE Hospital continue their emergency response work on the ground in Kolkata. We urgently need to distribute food packs to families who now have no income due to the lockdown and we also need to provide them with basic protective supplies and equipment so that we can fight this terrible virus and slow the spread.Details
HOPE’s Emergency Response to Covid-19 September update The Covid-19 pandemic continues to cause devastation across the globe and the tragedy is escalating in India. The number of Covid-19 infections in India is over 6,835,000 with more than 105,000 reported deaths (figs @ 8 Oct) and the number of infected patients in West Bengal is rapidly…Details
We have now extended our COVID emergency response to feeding those affected by the crisis in the street and slum communities.
Kolkata is now in partial lock-down. Daily laborers, migrant workers, and their families are running out of food. We need to reach these families and hand out food packs.Details
HOPE UK invites you to sign up with friends, family and colleagues, to take on our exciting new annual fitness challenge and raise funds for HOPE’s Education Projects.
Every journey starts with a single step. Each step taken for HOPE, and every £1 raised, will count towards the first step on the journey of education for a child in HOPE’s care.Details
Recently we distributed the Gifts of HOPE that our wonderful supporters purchased at Christmas. Animals like clutches of chickens, goats and cows were handed over to underprivileged families living in rural areas of West Bengal as part of our sustainable livelihood programme. Healthy animals provide a sustainable source of food while also allowing the family…Details