Investing in the most vulnerable children provides hope and opportunity in some of the most marginalised communities. Over 99 million children have dropped out of school and shockingly there are over 10 million child labourers aged between 5-14 years in India (Census 2011). Every night children sleep on the streets and in overcrowded slums. Many are ill, most suffer serious forms of exploitation and all are vulnerable.
Future Hope is a charitable organisation, founded in 1987, which provides opportunity through its homes, school, sports and medical programme for some of the most vulnerable children from the streets and slums of Kolkata, India, addressing their individual needs, helping them to become independent and self-supporting members of society.
Joice, one of the organisers of this crowdfunding initiative spent nearly a month last year working as a volunteer with these children at Future Hope School. She says, “It was very moving to see just how much love and care Future Hope invests in these children and the incredible difference this makes to their lives”.
To date Future Hope has helped and educated more than 3000 children. Every year more youth complete school which enables them to enter the workplace, skill training or even higher education. Along with continued guidance from Future Hope this sets them up for a purposeful life, not only for themselves but also for their communities.
Future Hope relies entirely on voluntary income from donations, fundraising and gifts to meet the yearly costs of £2,000 per child. Every donation makes a real difference and goes directly to the children. Please help us give them a future full of care and opportunity.