Welcome to The Hope Foundation Ireland

The Hope Foundation is dedicated to promoting the protection of street and slum children in Kolkata, some of the most underprivileged in India, as well as their families and communities. HOPE works to effect immediate and lasting change in their lives.

By extending support to children and their communities via 60 on the ground projects, HOPE provides sustainable holistic solutions to their protection and development. By providing healthcare, counselling and education, HOPE ensures children in its care enter adulthood equipped with the tools and support they need to live healthy and happy lives.

To date HOPE has helped over 3 million people.

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What We Do

The Hope Foundation rescues thousands of children from the streets and slums of Kolkata, helping to improve their quality of life and giving them a better future.

Funding over 60 projects, HOPE reaches out to those most forgotten and vulnerable.

Protection

We work to prevent abuse and exploitation of children by rescuing children from starvation and providing life-saving healthcare.

Drugs Rehabilitation

Solvent abuse is a major problem for many young people in Kolkata and Howrah Station is home to many homeless people.

Education

The Hope Foundation believes that education is the passport out of poverty. It is the key to building an independent, successful life.

Vocational Training

We are committed to sustainable development. Being able to earn a living from a skill is a long term solution to poverty.

Healthcare

Improving the health of street children and families living in the slums of Kolkata is a priority in our fight against poverty.

Nutrition

The combination of malnutrition and infection is the leading cause of death among young children in developing countries.

How You Can Get Involved
Latest News

Maureen Forrest to retire from her Role as Honorary Director

The Hope Foundation would like to formally announce the retirement of Maureen Forrest from her role as Honorary Director. Maureen is stepping back from the day-to-day operations of the Irish organisation and assuming the role of Founding President. As such she will be a member of the HOPE Ireland Board and a member of a…

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International Day of Education

On January 24th HOPE celebrated International Day of Education under UNESCO’s theme “𝙩𝙤 𝙞𝙣𝙫𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙞𝙣 𝙥𝙚𝙤𝙥𝙡𝙚, 𝙥𝙧𝙞𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙯𝙚 𝙚𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣”. HOPE believes that every child has the right to receive an education; it inspires children and young people to identify their strengths and empowers them to build an independent successful life. HOPE also understands that education is…

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Dublin Lunch 2023

The Annual Dublin lunch will make a welcome return on Friday 25th March at The Intercontinental Hotel, Ballsbridge. This is a very special lunch as it will be HOPE’s first live event since COVID and we cannot wait to meet all our friends and supporters in person again!

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