Mini Marathon 2017

We would like to extend a big thank you to all the ladies who took part in the VHI Women's Mini Marathon last weekend on behalf of Friends of Calcutta. It was an incredible turnout from everybody involved and was great to see so many representing us. 100% of all funds raised will go [...]

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Vocational Trainee Celebration

Once again this year we held a celebration for the vocational trainees in our centre's. This year's event took in even more meaning as we celebrated the memory of the late Development Action Society (DAS) founder Sheela Sengupta in a competition of items made by the trainees with Sheela's daughter Ishani among the judges. [...]

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Women’s Mini Marathon 2017

Once again this year we are looking for participants to take part in the VHI  Women's Mini Marathon which will take place on Monday 5th of June. If you are interested in taking part please contact our committee member Miriam Doran on 086-3471440 for more information.

By | March 21st, 2017|News Archive|Comments Off on Women’s Mini Marathon 2017

Vocational Trainee Night

Once again this year we gathered all the vocational trainees from our three city centres for a celebratory meal in Hot Wok restaurant in the China Town area of Calcutta. This year event had even more significance for a number of reasons. Firstly due to the sudden passing of DAS secreatary and founder Sheela Sengupta we [...]

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Rajiv Ganguly Sports Tournament 2017

It was a memorable occasion once again over the weekend of the 14th and 15th of January in the grounds of Loreto Entally  when more than 1000 children from more than a dozen NGO's came together to participate in a whole range of sporting and cultural activities. The tournament gives children from some of the poorest [...]

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Sheela Sengupta Passing

It was with the greatest of sadness that we received the news of the sudden passing Sheila Sengupta, the secretary and co-founder of our partner organisation Development Action Society. Sheila was an incredible individual who committed her life to uplifting children and women from the poorest communities in Kolkata. Her life's work has resulted in [...]

By | July 25th, 2016|News Archive|Comments Off on Sheela Sengupta Passing

Women’s Mini Marathon 2016

We would like to extend a big thank you to all the ladies who took part in the Women's Mini Marathon on the June Bank Holiday on behalf of Friends of Calcutta. It was an incredible turnout from everybody involved and was great to see so many representing us. 100% of all funds raised [...]

By | July 25th, 2016|News Archive|Comments Off on Women’s Mini Marathon 2016

Khidderpore Fire

In April an enormous tragedy struck the community around our Khidderpore centre late last week when a huge fire gutted a large number of homes surrounding our centre leaving the area completely devastated. The homes of many of our students and school cook were destroyed along with all of their family’s possessions. Luckily our centre [...]

By | July 25th, 2016|News Archive|Comments Off on Khidderpore Fire

Topsia Twenty Year Celebration

This year we are celebrating twenty years of work in the Topsia community where we started our first school in 1996.In January we carried out a number of structural improvements to the main school building by resurfacing the floor of our main centre, then adding student toilets and an enclosed front of the building to create [...]

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Teachers Day Celebration

September 5th of each year marks the celebration of Teachers Day in India where the hard work of teachers is honoured. This year Teachers Day was celebrated in each of our centres and in addition to this we arranged for a special outing for all of our staff. All of or teachers along with [...]

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