Friends of Calcutta is a voluntary organisation founded in 1994 with 100% of all funds raised going directly to the projects we support. We support the education of eight hundred children and young adults in our four centres in Calcutta with our partner organisation Development Action Society. We endeavour to provide quality education, health care and vocational training in our centres to allow our students to make brighter futures for themselves and their families
Annual Review 2017
It has been an action-packed year for us with a huge number of activities and events taking place. To mark the end of the year we have prepared an Annual Review that will serve to give all of our friends and supporters an insight into the many important events which have taken place over the past twelve months for us.
Download and read our 2017 Review by clicking on the link below and feel free to share it with anyone you like.
We are lucky to have four incredible sponsors who have each so generously contributed towards our annual budget for 2017-18. We are truly grateful to each of our supporters and would encourage you to read our supporters page to learn about each of the organisations.
Rajiv Ganguly Sports Tournament
In January of each year we hold the Rajiv Ganguly Sports Tournament where children from NGO’s from all over Calcutta come to participate in a whole range of sporting activities. Each year we have over 1000 children in attendance giving them the opportunity to showcase their talents in a way they normally would not be able to.
We would like to express our gratitude to the parishioners of the nine dioceses who so generously contributed to the clothing appeal which funded the entire event in January 2016 and 2017. We also would like to thank Lenrec Ltd who continue to support this unique event through facilitating clothes collections throughout Ireland.
We first held the tournament in 2009 and recently held our ninth annual event in January of 2017. We are already looking forward to 2018 and are busy making plans to improve on what has become the most memorable weekend for many children from some of the most underprivileged communities in Calcutta.