Nutrition and basic needs for slum children of Kolkata, India

Context

Our Lady Queen of the Missions School Kolkata, has a charity   school for the girl children who live along the railway tracks. Their parents are poor and have no access to basic facilities like sanitation or clean water.  In their struggle to survive, educating their daughters is not their priority. The Sisters encourage them to enrol the girls in our free school and currently there are about 250 girls in this school.

The recent cyclone ‘Amphan’ hit Kolkata during the COVID -19 lockdown leaving great destruction in its wake. It blew off the roof tops, making the slum dwellers face the double challenge of the pandemic and the cyclone. These parents, could no longer think of sending the children to school. The Sisters have been assisting many of the families with basic food assistance.

Other information

LOCAION: Our Lady Queen of the Missions School, 34 Syed Amir Ali Avenue, Park Circus, Kolkata 700017.

GOALS: To give basic education to the girl children form the streets and slums of Kolkata, India and empower them to be confident and self-supporting young women in future.

BENEFICIARIES: 400 girl children from 4-15 years of age.

REQUEST: Your generous gift will improve the living conditions and a daily meal of these families and help to support the education of their girl children to become literate and self-supporting young women.

Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions - Casa Generalizia Roma 00164 (IT) - Phone: 0039 06 6615 8400 - Email: gensec@rndmgen.org