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.


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.


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.


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


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

A Look Inside Punorjibon Boys Home

The Punorjibon Protection Home, translated as ‘new beginnings’, was established in 2005 to cater for solvent addicted street-connected and slum-dwelling children. Boys rescued from Kolkata and Howrah railway platforms, who were forced into substance abuse due to extreme poverty, hunger and in an attempt to gain a release from their daily trauma, are rescued and…

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Hooghly River Run

From Kolkata, the Hooghly River runs 63km into Port Blair, located in the Bay of Bengal. Will you virtually run/walk/swim/cycle the length of this section in September to raise funds for our projects working with street-connected and slum-dwelling children in Kolkata, India? It couldn’t be easier to sign up for this September challenge and automatically…

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Win a Robotic Lawnmower!

For a donation of just €5 you could win a Gardena Robotic Mower & Gardena Robotic Mower Garage worth over €1,300! This mower is ideal for small & complex lawn areas, quietest on the market (58db), all weather use, quick & easy do-it-yourself install, easy to clean and maintain. The robust plastic garage provides protection…

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