Last week saw Sue return to Kolkata, the “City of Joy”, in the final episode of her documentary series “The Ganges” – navigating the holy river from the highs of the Himalayas, through India and out into the Indian Ocean at the Bay of Bengal. Sue previously visited Kolkata and The Hope Foundation two…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
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.Details
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.Details
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…Details
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…Details
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.…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
You can make a difference as a HOPE volunteer and experience a truly rewarding time working with street children in India. HOPE welcomes a large number of volunteers and visitors to our projects every year. Join the HOPE Volunteer programme and you will be working to change the lives of the poorest street and slum children in…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