The ‘Performance with a Difference’ project is an unique opportunity to bring the benefits of Drama and the Performing Arts to the children in HOPE’s Protection Homes.
It is also a way to raise much needed funds for HOPE which is an Irish Charity who work towards getting the children off the streets of Calcutta (now Kolkata) and providing them with a better quality of life.
Currently there are around 250,000 children living on the streets and slums in Kolkata.
These children have very little food or clean water. They beg for a living or rummage in scrap-heaps for materials to eat or sell.
At night they sleep on pavements at the side of the road with barely even a blanket for protection.
Every day they face the very real risk of being abused, trafficked or forced into prostitution.
The Hope Foundation believe it should never hurt to be a child and have worked with street children since 1999 to provide education, healthcare, protection, nutrition and above all a future to over 25,000 children in Kolkata.
All money raised will go to the Hope Foundation. This money could fund a school for one year with teachers, books, uniforms & meals.Many thanks in advance for your support,