Projects

Calcutta Hope supports Economic Rural Development Society’s work with children living in extreme poverty. The project was launched on Sunday 16th February. Here you can see some of the children who will benefit.

Children attend the project launch event

Children attend the project launch event

All the children are either orphaned or in the care of a single parent. They live in households with an annual income below 300 USD (210 Euro). Extreme!

The first phase of the project will support children living in extreme poverty

The first phase of the project will support children living in extreme poverty

In the first project phase we will assist 50 children to ensure each receives sufficient food and clothing. Households will be provided with mosquito nets. Every child will be enrolled in a government school and have access to medical and dental care when required.

The children will be able to join a youth centre to support their social and cultural development. They will also take part in programmes of awareness relating to substance abuse, child labour and forced marriage.

Madhu Basu visits some of the children the project will support

Madhu Basu visits some of the children the project will support

We hope no parent or carer will have to choose between sending their child to school or sending them to work.

 

 

Please support our work with ERDS by making a donation here