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Change Does Not 
Happen Alone
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Voluntary Irish organisation supporting the education of under-privileged students in Kolkata and West Bengal with 100% of all funds going towards our projects on the ground which are expertly managed on a daily basis by our Indian NGO partner Tangra FOC.

800

Students Currently Enrolled

42

Currently Graduated to 3rd Level

30

Local Teachers and Staff Employed

100%

Of Donations Going Directly to Our Projects 

ABOUT US

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.

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OUR PROJECTS.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Watch the highlights from the Rajiv Ganguly Sports Tournament 2020.

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