The Hope Foundation’s primary objective is to protect children who live on the streets and in the slums of Kolkata. HOPE works to protect children from exploitation, abuse, starvation, and sickness and supports children to access their rights for a brighter and secure future.
Children identified in need of care and protection are placed in HOPE’s Residential Childcare Programme with an order from the Child Welfare Committee. HOPE supports its partners in identifying children in need of care, protection, and support. Based on the need of the child, HOPE extends its support through residential or community-based care programmes. There is no limit to our care. Children supported by HOPE will have a family and support for life, not just until they turn 18. Children restored to their families from residential care will be supported through our home-based education sponsorship programme.
Together with our partner NGOs, we work to ensure enrolment and retention of children in education to prevent children from being engaged in child labour so that children have childhoods. The Hope Foundation works to restore childhoods to traumatised and abandoned children. Our Child Watch Programme takes positive action to protect children at risk and create safe communities and families for the children.