Welcome to Hope Kolkata Foundation

The Hope Kolkata Foundation (HKF) was established in Febraury 1999 for the protection and development of children on the street and in difficult circumstances.
HKF works for the all round development of street children by providing:

  • Shelter
  • Nutrition
  • Education
  • Medical & Health care
  • Counselling
  • Recreational activities
  • Awareness on children’s rights
  • Life skills training
  • Reintegration into family life
  • Support and love

'Help Transform Lives Of Girls And Women On The Streets Of Kolkata'

Children living on Kolkata streets are deprived of basic rights of Survival, Protection, Development, and Participation (UN Convention: Child Rights).
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 Our Mission:

Holistic care and development and protection of human rights of severely underprivileged children/persons in India.

The four approaches we take as an organization are:
  • Protection
  • Education
  • Health care
  • Skill based training for livelihood

 Our Vision:

A world where it should never hurt to be a child

 Upcoming events:


Dan Utsav


Foundation Day


Golf For Hope

What We Do

The Hope Foundation works to free street children and poor families from lives of pain, abuse and poverty

Over 250,000 children are forced to exist on the streets of Kolkata (Calcutta). Around five million people live in horrific conditions in slums. They do not have clean water; children are often hungry and diahorrea and skin diseases are common.

To survive, children scavenge in rubbish dumps to find scraps to sell or beg on the streets. Most are not in school and have poor health. Many children are abandoned and are at high risk of abuse, exploitation and child trafficking.

We work with committed people and organisations to change these children’s lives. We fund and support projects in health, nutrition, child protection and education. We also advocate for better services and seek ways to support access to Government programmes.

HOPE believes in sustainable development. We partner with 16 local Indian NGOs and currently fund over 60 projects for street and slum children and their families in: education, healthcare, child protection, nutrition, drug rehabilitation and vocational training.

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Our Protection Homes directly benefit abandoned children; runaways, orphans, victims of child trafficking, children of sex workers and at risk street and slum children.


Out of 38 Girls, 27 girls are in the age group of 10 years to 18 years. They get direct benefits of 24 hours care and protection, education, nutrition, medical insurance, health care, counselling support, celebration of their birthdays.


One of the strategic goals of the organization includes early intervention in the life of the a child living in the streets and slums and providing them adequate facilities to bring them out of cycle of poverty.

Child Watch - Nabaasha

253 street children yearly have access to "Right to Education, Play, Expression, Skill Enhancement programme" through Nabaasha - Center at four police stations in Kolkata.


The Hope Foundation takes several approaches and strategies to ensure improvement to the health conditions of people living in South, North and Howrah Kolkata regions.

Hope Hospital

Aims at ensuring proper medical treatment to the underprivileged people below poverty line and is deprived of required medical treatment, in and around Kolkata and Howrah.

Child Watch

The HOPE Child Watch programme aims to create a safety net for vulnerable children, through ensuring child protection through Rescue, Rehabilitation, Repatriation and Restoration.

Life Skills Projects

Lifeskills Training Program for disadvantaged young people has the aim of helping every young Indian to be employable, have selfworth and lead a dignified and productive life.


Our Impact


  • 7,681

  • 8,147

  • 2,580K

  • 48,888

  • 6,502


How You Can Get Involved

Latest News / Events



It is a matter of great joy for us as one of our children, Mehrun Khatun from Ashar Alo Girls Home has been selected for a one year specialization course on Media at Northern Virginia Community College, Annadale University, USA.
The course primarily focuses on digital media, animation/film studies, motion pictures, television, graphic design, journalism.Public and media relations, social media marketing, web design and development.
What could be more special to see our little one metamorphose into a beautiful ambitious lady, all set to achieve her dreams and make it big in life. All our best wishes are with her.

Annual Picnic

Annual Picnic

Froebel College of Education is one of the five colleges in Ireland which is recognized by the Department of Education and Skills for the training and education of national school teachers. The teachers of Froebel College mainly focus on joyful methodologies and activity based learning techniques to help the children learn more vividly. It comprises of various types of art, songs, dance and drama. They also focus on the language development of a child.
A dinner party was hosted by the Froebel group recently at Vrindavan Gardens, Kolkata to commemorate 10 years of partnership between Hope and Froebel.The event included certificate distribution to all the Hope teachers and special educators who were imparted special training by the Froebel Group. It was followed by some Indo-western cultural programs by the Froebel teachers such as songs, dance etc.Our Hope teachers also presented a special song before them.

School Bag Donation

School Bag Donation

'Education is the movement from darkness to light' - Allan Bloom
The batch of our Hope Life Skill Centre at Howrah received certification for completing their 1 year course (2017-18) in Computer Applications, Spoken English & Personality Development and Financial Accounting & Tally.
It was a wonderful moment to receive the awards of merit coming from our CSR supporters. Thank you Geeta Ma’am, our humble director founder of Hope Kolkata Foundation and Supriya Sir and Umesh Sir from Harris Freeman Foundation to be present and encourage our trainees with a positive learning enviornment and the importance of E- Literacy in the present world.


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