Mission

The aim of Future Hope is to give vulnerable street and slum children of Kolkata and its surroundings a stable environment to reach their full potential and become independent, self-sufficient and socially responsible young adults. We achieve this through:

  • Prioritising the most poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged children irrespective of caste, creed, race and gender
  • Putting the wellbeing of our children at the centre of all we do
  • Providing a safe and nurturing environment and an excellent all-round education which includes skills building
  • Fostering their physical and mental health with preventative intervention by the Future Hope doctor and counsellor
  • Providing residential homes where our children find love, care, security and opportunity in a family environment
  • Using sport as a key means of personal development
  • Looking at each child as an individual and promoting the welfare of the whole person
  • Providing stimulating, rewarding and career enhancing opportunities for all staff as part of an effective, motivated team
  • Using our network of local, national and international contacts for the benefit and experience of our children
  • Building a financially sound and sustainable model to support the work of the Trust into the foreseeable future

Future Hope is a small charity with a strong family ethos, which extends not only to the staff and children at our homes and school in India but also to the local community, our supporters, donors and volunteers. We believe that by addressing the individual needs of children and young people currently in our care, we can help some of India’s most destitute children to find their potential, break the cycle of poverty and become full participants in India’s growing economy. We are apolitical and secular.