NEWS-2014

Hope Kolkata Foundation

Registered under West Bengal Societies Registration Act 1961, Registration no S-96057, Registered under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 1976, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India Registered under Section 12 (A) and 80 (G) of Income Tax Act, 1961, Govt of India.

 



 


CURRENT NEWS FOR THE YEAR 2014


Tata Steel Kolkata25K 2014
Tata Steel Kolkata25K 2014 running held on 28th December 2014

Tata Steel Kolkata25K 2014 running held on 28th December 2014 which gave opportunities to people run to raise money & support the cause they believe in and achieve their ultimate win. 40 people from HOPE have run for a cause. Mr.Bobby Chakraborty , actor and activist have run for HOPE.We are thankful to all the corporates and individuals who participated on the D-Day...


Live & Let Fly collection by Sayantan Sarkar
“Live & Let Fly collection” by Sayantan Sarkar

On 5th September, Sayantan Sarkar launched his latest collection “Live & Let Fly collection” which was attended by the adorable children from Hope Kolkata Foundation and the three lovely ladies of repute - Alokananda Roy, Nilanjana Chakraborty and Ramanjeet Kaur. Sayantan Sarkar exclusively designed “Kokeshi doll printed dress” for the HOPE children at the unveiling of LFW Winter Festive collection in Kolkata store Avoire. The news was published and covered by the Ebela Newspaper.




Eat4StreetKids - Initiated by The Astor Hotel & The Hope Foundation

"On 14th July 2014, renowned people of Kolkata have joined thier hands to support the cause and the event "Eat4StreetKids" at The Astor Hotel. Dipannita Dasgupta & Rosy Roy, Resource Development Officer of Hope Foundation along with Supreeta Singh,PR &Event Head of The Astor Hotel have taken the initiative to spread words of HOPE through a Charity Dinner. Vikram Puri, Managing Director Of The Astor Hotel and Geeta Venkadakrishnan, Director of Hope Kolkata Foundation have address all the guest to support the cause."

Five more days to go for the most special event at The Astor Hotel!!!!!
Initiated by The Astor Hotel & The Hope Foundation, we are putting together a very exclusive charity dinner in aid of HOPE on July 14, Monday. Excited with the response!! Big big thanks to all our friends and our guests who have come forward to support the cause of 'Eat4StreetKids'. Humbled and grateful!!


International Day for Street Children
International Day for Street Children event - 12th April 2014

Dear All,
All of you are cordially invited to be a part of International Day for Street Children event and make it a success on 12th April 2014.
All the programme will be inaugurated with release of 30 Balloons from each of the centres.


Holi Canvas Ronger Utsav
Holi Canvas Ronger Utsav at South City Mall with Hope

Power fm 107. 8 0rganised Holi Canvas Ronger Utsav at South City Mall with Hope Protection Home children. Famous artist painter Mr Wasim Kapoor children's handprint in canvas into masterpiece work artwork with his colours. Emami Frank Ross ltd purchased the art and donated Four lakhs to the organization.


WISH TREE - Organised by Birla Boys School
WISH TREE - Organised by Birla Boys School

Birla Boys School organized wish tree within their school to fulfill the wishes of the children.

 

 

 

 


Moving Behind Logistics - Organised by The PDP GROUP

The PDP GROUP with a mission Moving Behind Logistics raised clothes and educational stationary for children in Panditya Girls Home. Mr S. P. Mohapatra, H R Manager handed out the gifts to the children.






Daan Ustav Event - Mahadevi Birla World Academy School
Daan Ustav Event - Mahadevi Birla World Academy School

Mahadevi Birla World Academy School pouring their love throughout the Daan Ustav Event. Before Durga Puja holidays, everyone is putting their efforts to collect Puja clothes, nutrition goods, stationary items for the children at HOPE.

 

 

 


Daan Ustav Event
Daan Ustav Event

The students have extended their love and good wishes to the children of Hope Kolkata Foundation and shared with them 677 gifts for the festival as part of Daan Utsav.

 

 

 


Joy of Giving - Mr. & Mrs. Arijit Gupta
Joy of Giving - Mr. & Mrs. Arijit Gupta

Mr & Mrs Arjit Gupta sharing Joy by donating festival clothes, hairbands, hairclips, sweets for 78 children who are staying in Protection Home For Girls.

 

 

 



Volunteer - Sangeeta Bajoria
Volunteer - Sangeeta Bajoria

Sangeeta Bajoria a volunteer of Hope. She comes and teaches English regularly in protection home and in the trainees from lifeskill. She shared the joy buy getting 80 new Diwali dress to the children in one of our girls home. She individual took the measurement of each child, bought clothes and handed over the dress to each child. We are very proud of her.

 

 


Rashtriya Pragati Award
Rashtriya Pragati Award - Geeta Venkadakrishnan, Director

Geeta Venkadakrishnan, Director of Hope Kolkata Foundation has received Rashtriya Pragati Award from All India Business Development Association For Excellence in Academic, NCC and Field of Community Service / Extension Activities. This award was given on the Occasion of National Seminar on "Individual Achievements & National Development" Monday 22nd September, 2014 at New Delhi.

 

 


Fun Filled Day with Buddies
Fun Filled Day with Buddies - 2014

South City International School had organized the School Immersion Programme with the Students from Ireland on 17th February’14. There are 72 students from Ireland. The SCIS students started the programme at 10.00am with a warm welcome to their Irish friends.The theme of the programme was “Buddy system”. The programme held at SCIS Auditorium with a welcome song, by the junior school students, followed by welcome speech by the Principal, Mr. John Bagul.



Wedding Anniversary celebration with our Bekind Boys
Wedding Anniversary celebration with our Bekind Boys - 2014

Mr. Sauraswar Sen & Mrs Shilpi Sen visited our Bekind Boys Home on 18.01.2014 ie Saturday to celebrate their 1st Wedding Anniversary with our Hope children.The couple visited with their mother & sister.Dipannita Dasgupta, Resource Development & Event Cordinator of Hope Kolkata Foundation, introduced the family with the boys & also brief them about the projects of The Hope Foundation.After an introductory session, the boys presented a dance performance & it was so good that the couple also started matching their steps with the music.There was a cake cutting ceremony followed by yummy chicken biriyani treat for the Bekind Boys.The boys wished their uncle & aunty “Happy Anniversary” with a handmade greeting card & a flower bouquet.The couple was overwhelmed with joy & happiness.Mrs Shilpi Sen said that this was the best day as well as best Anniversary gift in their life.The boys had really made their Special day more Special.



Porticus team visited Kolkata to see HOPE's Health Care Programme
Porticus team visited Kolkata to see HOPE's Health Care Programme - 2014

NATHAN KOBLINTZ (Grant Manager) and RANJAN ALLES (Advisor) from Porticus visited and interacted with community video producers and community health volunteers in Ramnagar Area. They were very impressed to see the enthusiasm among community producers. Ranjan visited Ramnagar and appreciated the various communication tools used for awareness generation and strong advocacy work done by HOPE Health Project Staff.



Awareness Tram Campaign
Awareness Tram Campaign on the theme "Child Empowerment For a Better India" - 2014

Young Indians along with Lions International have taken the wonderful initiative on the auspicious occasion of Swami Vivekanada’s birthday on 12th January, Sunday, 2014 of having an awareness Campaign throughout the Kolkata City on a Tram ride with the theme "Child Empowerment for a Better India". Geeta Venkadakrishnan, Director of Hope Kolkata Foundation along with Rosy Roy, Resource Generation Officer of The Hope Foundation, have participated in the event along with 30 boys and girls from Kasba Girl’s Home and Tollygunge Boy’s Home with the Protection Home coordinators.

Maalika Himatsingka, the lead of Young Indian of CII is leading the National Volunteer Week Launching - India @75 initiative from 12th January to 18th January '2014. Our India’s President is also leading it in New Delhi during this time. The Hope Foundation is also one of the main organization which is now tied up with National Volunteer Week Launching - India @75 initiative. The tram was well decorated with balloons. The tram trip started from Esplanade at around 10.30 in the morning and it travelled all long North Kolkata via Shyambazar, Rabindra Sarani to Esplanade then finally ended in the Tollygunge Tram depot at around 3 p.m. Ms Ms.Geeta Venkadakrishnan provided a brief of Hope Foundation’s work to Young Indian team members. Rabindra Tatia, Chair of Young Indians along with the Team of The Hope Foundation conducted the whole event. There were arrangements of spreading awareness on volunteering works among the mass through distributions of leaflets and sharing words with them in between the middle of the roads. The children really enjoyed the day in ride in tram and also saw Swami Vivekananda’s celebration with other schools participating at Rabindra Sarani.The Young Indian team provided foods and fruits to all the children. The staffs were given T-shirt aswell. Mr. Ashish Junjhunwala, Director of Rashtraudhyog Ltd declared of taking 1000 Hope kids to Zoo in the month of February.