• Giving today's street and slum children a better tomorrow
    Future Hope

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 33 years we understand the problems they face,
and the solutions that dramatically and permanently change their lives for the better

From the streets to safety

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.

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Primary School for Kids

Educating and empowering

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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Join us

Sign up for our regular email newsletters and every month or so we will send you a roundup of what is going on at Future Hope in Kolkata and with our supporters around the world.

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Annual Newsletter

We hope that you share some of the joy, energy, life of the Future Hope children whilst you read about this year’s progress

News

Future Hope Covid 19 Emergency Response Ration Packs

The situation in India remains very uncertain. Covid 19 has put many more millions of lives at risk. Most people in the slums rely on daily wages that stopped when the country went into sudden lockdown. Dying of hunger for them is now a bigger worry than the virus. The stories we are hearing of hunger and fear from our day scholars are heart-rending. Our children need us more than ever.

Future Hope’s mission has always been to give street & slum children a better tomorrow, so at this time of crisis we are using our connections to deliver life-saving emergency rations.

With a massive team effort and help from the local police we have already delivered 3,400 rescue ration packs with essentials like dry food and soap to desperate families, including our day scholars and alumni in Kolkata. Each pack contains enough food to feed a family of five for about two weeks.

The plight of the slum dwellers is huge and is only growing as lockdown continues. We need to provide this lifeline to these families until the crisis is over and they can return to work. If you can, please donate today to help these vulnerable families survive this crisis.

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Impact

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.

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Did you know:

  • Each day we support over 350 children and young people from the streets and slums of Kolkata through school & higher education; 140 of these are resident in one of our 6 homes.
  • A further 350 students annually are supported through skills training courses 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.
  • The cost for one residential child per year is approximately INR 186,000 (£2,000)
  • We provide an all-round education for 285 children in our own school. 40% are girls.
  • 500 families are now supported by successful Future Hope alumni.
  • We rely entirely on voluntary income from donations, fundraising and gifts in Wills.