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
Help with the Covid tragedy in India
India is now experiencing the horrors of a new wave of Covid, we wanted to share an update on the situation at Future Hope and in the communities we work with in Kolkata.
The virus is spreading wildly through all areas and we hear from our day scholars of many cases in local slums previously less affected. With hospitals at capacity and oxygen at a shortage many people are dying.
At Future Hope we have been affected too with cases in our community. We have set up our own Covid ward in our school building whilst continuing to run our school online for all our students.
In the ward we look after those who have tested positive for Covid from our homes’ children, staff, day scholars and their families in the slums. We ensure that everyone gets good food, rest and the correct medical help which is spearheaded by our wonderful nurse, Shohani, and our doctor Muktish. Three senior staff, Basudev, HP Shah and Mintu run the ward on a twenty-four-hour basis ensuring that continuous care is given; they are assisted by alumni Milan and some of the senior boys and girls.
Vaccinations in India are currently free but supply is short and people need to queue for hours to stand a chance of receiving these. We are trying to ensure that everyone we know gets at least the first dose of the vaccine and also offering our IT support to those families who are struggling to register online.
A partial lockdown now imposed across Kolkata will add another threat to the lives of those in the slums as daily wage jobs are once again shut down or lost. We are already hearing from many alumni and day scholar's parents stories of hunger and desperation as they cannot work and see a need to provide emergency ration packs again to offer them the lifeline they will need to survive this pandemic.
You can support by clicking the donate button at the top of the page and we will ensure your donation will reach the children, and their families who need it, very quickly.
Founder, Future Hope India
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.