The Hope Foundation celebrated its 20th Annual Cultural and Education Day on the theme “The Power of Humanity” at Nazrul Mancha today in the esteemed presence of eminent dignitaries like Ms. Maureen Forrest, Honorary Director, The HOPE Foundation, Mr. Jeremy Irons, Famous Hollywood Actor, Mr. Sam Irons, Son of Mr. Jeremy Irons & a famous photographer, Dr. Sinead Flanagan, The Hope Foundation Ireland Ambassador & Rose of Tralee, 2019, Mr. Brian Flagahan– The well-wisher & Patron of Hope, Lisa from Specsavers, Darren Kenedy from Specsavers, Pauline Coffey, Loreto Keneddy , Madge Scalleon, Liz Hennesy from Walkers group,Ms. Sheila Brown from THF Ireland, Donal Daly Volunteers Representative Ireland, Alex Pigot & Tina Roche ,Mr. Richard Philip Daves- from Street Child Cricket Worldcup ,Mr. Supriyo Sarkar- Deputy Director Child Rights & Trafficking, Goma Lamha, Joint Secretary Labour Department, Ms .Mousumi Pal- ACP Kolkata Police, Mr. Joy Kar, President of Hope Kolkata Foundation, Mr. Sachidananda Das, Finance Director THF, Ms. Chitra Roy Our Friend of Hope, India Head for Dundalk Institute of Technology Ireland, Ms. Sonali Sengupta, Secretary Balak Brahmachari Foundation, Ms. Debopriya Ghosh, Vice President Whole sale credit risk, HSBC, Mr. Aswini Gupta, Assistant Vice President Whole sale credit risk, HSBC, Mr. Pinaki Mazumder -Assistant Vice President & Kolkata center head , Cognizant, Mr. Rajib Roy- Vice president, Administration- Erev Max, Mrs. Anjana Saha- Principal Mahadevi Birla World Academy, Mrs. Pratima Nayer- Principal Junior School Calcutta International School, Mrs. Sangeeta Tandon- Principal Shri Shikshayatan School & Mr. Lawrence Irwin Malcolm – Principal Mt. Litera Zee School Dhulagarh.
The Hope Foundation commemorated its 20th Annual Cultural and Education Day on the theme “The Power of Humanity” by showcasing the Power of Humanity with 550 underprivileged children who will be performing different skits & dance forms Children this year are focusing mainly on protecting & conserving various resources of mother nature and also encouraging the ban of hazardous materials like plastics which harm various living beings in our environment.
On this occasion, Ms. Maureen Forrest, Honorary Director, The HOPE Foundation proudly says, ‘The Hope Foundation has always been inclined towards protecting the underprivileged all over the world and promote girl’s empowerment towards their human rights and tackling the day to day challenges they face.This Annual Education and Cultural Programme gives opportunity to the children to showcase their talent, to celebrate their childhood and most importantly to exercise their right to participation as – this event is organized by the children, for the children and of the children.’
The main aim of the organization is to give the children an opportunity to celebrate their childhood and innocence, a platform for them to showcase their very best.
Performances on “The Power Of Humanity were-
· Kishalaya Home Ancient Civilization
· Bhagar Sponsorship Mohenjodaro & Harappan Civilization
· Paschim Banga Krira O Janakalyan Parishad Vedic Age
· Ashar Alo Girls Home + Hope Hostel Buddhism
· G2B Project Sufism
· Keertika Home Christianity
· Ashirbad & Bekind Boys Home Natural Calamities
· Kasba Girls Home Save Water
· Sneheneer Girls Home Save the Tree
· Education Project Save the Tree
· Society for Indian Children’s Welfare Say No to Plastic
· Naboasha Project Save the World
· Punorjeevan & CIC Male Save Humanity
· Concluding dance
· National Anthem Irish & Indian
About Hope Foundation: The Hope Foundation strives to create a just and equitable society where people can live a quality life with dignity. The Hope Foundation (THF) was established in the year 1999 for the protection and development of children on the street and in difficult circumstances. It is an Irish Charity with offices in Ireland, India, the UK, Germany and the USA. Hope operates over 60 projects in and around Kolkata through 13 local implementation partner organizations. In the last 20 years, 1029619 children have been benefitted through The Hope Foundation. In the Health sector – 3.5 million people have benefitted via HOPE’s Healthcare Programs; 94226 patients treated in our HOPE hospital and over 2220 surgeries performed. HOPE is indebted to the state authorities for allowing it to be a partner for social change. It is a great pride that the organization has also earned many appreciations for its continuous work and commitment for social development.