We all have a dream for our lives and dreams for our children. Here is Alifa’s story, this is her dream in her own words. By giving people training, skills and trades, we are giving them power. The power to take control and change their lives forever, and to help others do the same. Thank…Details
Meet Mita and see how your support is bringing about real and sustainable change in the lives of the children in Kolkata.
Mita is the youngest of 8 in her family. At just 4 years old, Mita spent every day trying to survive by searching…Details
A message of appreciation from our Hon. Director Maureen Forrest and her family. I would like to thank everyone most sincerely for all your support and kindness following the recent death of my beloved husband Dick which was so sudden and heartbreaking. I now begin the journey to try and get my life…Details
“My mum and I had always dreamed of volunteering abroad so we were delighted when the opportunity came up for us to work together with The Hope Foundation in the summer of 2019.”Details
The Board and Staff of The Hope Foundation wish to express our deepest sympathy to the family of the late Marie Kennelly.
Marie was a Director of the Board and a long and cherished supporter of HOPE.
Rest in peace dear Marie
We would like to share some observations on this pandemic from Kolkata, written by a man we have known for many years, an Irishman who calls Kolkata home – Jim McGinniss. Jim is a volunteer who has worked with the Missionaries of Charity for the last 22 years in Kolkata, looking after the homeless population in the railway stations, mainly Howrah and Sealdah Station. Jim kindly sent a few words of his experience during the Covid-19 outbreak to share.Details
At the moment hundreds of extraordinary students from dozens of schools across the country are organising their final fundraising events and attending their pre-departure meetings. Over the last few months, as part of HOPE’s School Immersion Programme, these remarkable young men and women have worked hard, with the support of their friends, families and schools,…Details
Domini and Peaches Kemp have become two of Ireland’s leading food entrepreneurs after opening the popular Itsa café on Abbey Street in 1999. The company has now expanded to include seven branches of Itsa stores and six Itsa cafés, an outdoor catering company and speciality coffee outlet, Joe’s.
Peaches took her entrepreneurial skills to Kolkata in 2018. In this piece Peaches talks about her volunteering experience and her renewed faith in kindness.Details