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
Since operations began around 6 weeks ago our Emergency Response Teams in Kolkata and surrounding rural areas have distributed food packs and daily provisions to over 12,000 families, which equates to approximately 60,000 individuals.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
Spend 5 Amazing days with Mark Carey from 10th to 14th March 2019, capturing and documenting life on the streets of Kolkata. This is a unique cultural experience and is a professionally organised course. It covers a variety of inspiring locations which are sure to result in a unique portfolio.Details
Pranic Healing for HOPE was established in 2018. It is the brainchild of Pranic healers and friends of HOPE, Joan Hunt and Amanda Connell, with the aim of raising much needed funds to support HOPE’s projects with the street and slum children of Kolkata.Details
The annual Santa Splash for The Hope Foundation took place on Sunday 10th December on Garretstown Beach! Huge thanks to everyone who took part and thanks to Provision for the lovely photos. We’re shivering just looking at them!Details
The annual Santa Splash for The Hope Foundation took place on Sunday 4th December at 1pm on Garretstown Beach!