For more than 30 years Future Hope has been helping vulnerable children escape the poverty and danger of the streets by providing safe homes where they feel cared for and happy.
Future Hope is a charitable organisation 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.
We put society's most vulnerable children at the centre of all we do, and after 34 years we understand the problems they face,
and the solutions that dramatically and permanently change their lives for the better
Future Hope offers an excellent all-round education to street & slum children who are given the opportunity to realise their potential and find a path to an independent life.
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Kolkata Supporting Kolkata's Children
Future Hope supported by SVP (Social Ventures Partners) organized its first Supporters’ Evening in Kolkata, India on 14th October 2022. The event was a huge success and the collective response of the evening surpassed everyone’s expectations!
Future Hope not only raised funds but also gained friends and goodwill. This is very encouraging and important for us as we grow and expand further. Kolkata supporting Kolkata’s children is what we need most and this will aid us in helping many more children and make their dreams come true.
Click here to read more in the Telegraph India article
Future Hope is growing - with the team and children of Khelo Rugby becoming part of the family.
Khelo Rugby is all about being in the community - playing rugby, which we all love - but also supporting children as they grow up with school and college education, or communication classes.
Working with nearly 2,000 children in 32 communities in Kolkata, a few hundred in the Saraswatipur tea gardens in North Bengal, Haripur in Jharkhand and Bangalore, we are excited to get to know more about them and bring our 35 years experience of creating opportunity to the young lives of the super children of Khelo Rugby.
At this exciting time for us all our CEO Sujata has wasted no time in getting out to meet some of the children and welcome the young leaders to Future Hope.
At the Khelo Rugby Sunrise Centre in Saraswatipur Sujata met with many as we hosted 150+ children following a rugby tournament. The children are all from families that work in the local tea garden, remote from the main city of Siliguri, where future opportunities are few. With their own small educational support project and partnerships with good companies we are changing that. There is also the small matter of 11 girls from the village having played rugby for India!
There is much to be done, but with our joint experience we hope to brighten futures for many more children.
Since its inception in 1987 Future Hope has touched more than 3,500 young lives and many thousands more families.
We pride ourselves on our alumni who have become self-reliant, hardworking members of society, with steady employment and happy families.
Did you know:
- In total we supported 624 youth in education in 2020
- 130 of these are resident in one of our 6 homes.
- We provide an all-round education in school for more than 360 children. 40% + are girls.
- A further 179-350 students annually are supported through skills training at our Future Hope George Telegraph Skills Training Institute.
- 100% of our children come from Below the Poverty Line dysfunctional families, or are orphaned.
- Every new child creates a financial commitment of 15 years.
- More than 550 families are now supported by successful Future Hope alumni.
- During the pandemic we have packed and delivered life-saving ration packs to over 70,000 people
- We rely entirely on voluntary income from donations, fundraising and gifts in Wills.