Hope Foundation Talk- Street Children in Calcutta

On the 1st of October, Jay Ann from the Hope Foundation came to our school to raise awareness of Hope, what they do and how we can help.

The Hope Foundation is an organisation that helps poor children in India who are malnourished ,living on the streets and are struggling to survive. Hope has set up education centres, homes and hospitals in 32 villages in Calcutta.They drive around the streets at night in an ambulance handing out food and clothing to the homeless. Child trafficking is also a serious issue in the developing world and the Hope foundation raises awareness of this to the locals and also teaches them about family planning and health care.

We have also been informed about how we can get involved and help the children in India. The Hope foundation has partnered up with Butlers chocolate and they sell them for 2 euro per bar. 50 cents of this feeds a person for a whole week in Calcutta and this really goes to show that a little for us can go a long way and help feed, clothe and give shelter to the children in India. On that note we encourage everyone to get involved.

"It shouldn’t hurt to be a child" – The Hope Foundation

By Mei Lee Xu and Rachel Kedney (3rd Year)

To find out more about the wonderful work of the Hope Foundation visit http://www.hopefoundation.ie/