Future Hope is a charitable organisation which provides opportunity through its homes, school and medical programme for some of the most vulnerable children from the streets and slums of Kolkata, India. Every night children sleep alone on the streets and around the city’s main stations. Many are ill, most suffer serious forms of exploitation and all are vulnerable. Future Hope works to change the lives of destitute children and help them to become independent, self-supporting members of society.
On 21 January 2017 the England Cricket Team launched "Curry 4 Kolkata Kids" at Eden Gardens after their practice at the nets. This marks the 30th anniversary for Future Hope and is a unique idea to cook authentic curry from Future Hope recipes and raise funds to feed the children. Lead by Eion Morgan, Captain of the England Team, the players spent time relaxing and chatting with the Future Hope children, giving them plenty of opportunity to ask questions, take pictures and to sign their caps. The players promised to start cooking Curry 4 Kolkata Kids for their family and friends the moment they get back home! Read more in "Kids' day out at Eden", the Telegraph.
Friday 20th January 2017: During a short visit to Kolkata Boris Johnson, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, managed to visit Future Hope. He joined our singing assembly and launched our 30th year celebrations. "This is an amazing place" said Boris after singing a full throated 'Heal The World' with the children. Boris asked the children, "What are your ambitions?", "who wants to be Chief Minister of West Bengal?". In respones scores of hands went up, "your children have a future!" he enthused. Read more in "Boris takes time out for kids with a future", The Telegraph.