Students Currently Enrolled
Currently Graduated to 3rd Level
Local Teachers and Staff Employed
Of Donations Going Directly to Our Projects
Founded in 1994 by a group of returned volunteers, Friends of Calcutta is a totally voluntary Irish Registered Charity. We are privileged to support the education of approx 800 students in our 3 schools in the bustees (slums) of Kolkata, as well as supporting a large school in the Sunderbans which is located 100 km from the city. Together with our team of 34 Indian staff, we endeavour on an ongoing basis to meet the needs and expectations of both our students and their parents to realise their maximum potential. 100% of ALL donations received go directly to fund our work in West Bengal.
We are privileged to fund the education of approx 800 students in our 3 schools in the bustees of Kolkata, as well as a large school in the Sunderbans located 100 km from the city.
We are very proud of our trainee students learning the skills of tailoring and the production of handicrafts. Our 3 Diamond Centres are located in Topsia, Tangra and Khidderpore.
We believe sport is an integral part of students development in building confidence and sense of well being. This annual tournament has grown to become the biggest inter-NGO event of its kind in the city.
Check out the recent 25th Anniversary Celebration of Tangra Centre
Watch the highlights from the Rajiv Ganguly Sports Tournament 2020.