The Hope Foundation’s primary objective is the protection of children who live on the streets and in the slums of Kolkata. Child protection is about rescuing children from exploitation and abuse, starvation and sickness and giving them the opportunity to look to a brighter future. It’s about protecting the most vulnerable in society and providing them with immediate care.
Depending on the needs of the child, they may go on to live in one of our protection homes where they will receive our care and support for as long as they need it. There is no limit to our care. Children rescued by HOPE will have a family and support for life, not just until they turn 18. Other children we rescue may return to live with their families, while receiving on-going community based support from HOPE.
Together with our partner NGOs we work to offer alternatives to child labour so that children have childhoods. HOPE is also engaged in initiates to prevent child trafficking. The Hope Foundation work to restore childhoods to traumatised and abandoned children. Our Child-Watch Programme takes positive action to protect children at risk through our emergency response team. Health experts and volunteers patrol the streets of Kolkata every night, responding to those most in need.