The Hope Foundation for Street Children

Protecting And Empowering Girls In Kolkata

Young girls living on the streets and in slums of Kolkata are extremely vulnerable to violence, abuse,and sexual exploitation. They lack the care, protection and access to basic services. HOPE’s proposed programme targets protecting their basic rights and empowering them to fulfil their potential.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in Scotland (SC038809)

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Championed by The Coles-Medlock Foundation


  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls




Street-connected girls are often referred to as invisible children. They face discrimination and are easy targets for abuse, violence, child marriage and trafficking. They are regularly out of school, malnourished and exposed to health risks due to poor sanitation and hygiene practices. They are typically engaged in household work or take care of their siblings from a very young age. Due to lack of access to education and training they are unable to escape from the cycle of poverty.


HOPE’s programme will provide care and protection to vulnerable and at risk girls between 13-18 years of age, enabling them to access their rights to education, nutrition, healthcare, and vocational training. We will address their holistic development needs including their social and emotional development; which is critical to restoring their childhoods. Families and the community will be strengthened to take care of their children and ensure their safety.