This year's charity: Future Hope
During the conference there will be several ways to support the charity. All money raised during the conference will be donated to Future Hope.
Future Hope is a charitable organisation which provides opportunity through its homes, school, sports and medical programme for some of
the most vulnerable children from the streets and slums of Kolkata, India.
Some of their projects include:
- Six homes for over 140 residential children. Each home is run by a local house parent who is devoted to looking after the children’s daily needs and attending to their emotional wellbeing. Their homes aim to provide Kolkata’s street children with the fundamental aspects of normal family life.
- Medical care and Nutrition: The medical centre at Future Hope attends to the health needs of all the children. When they first arrive the children undergo a standard medical check-up with blood tests, chest X-ray and urine and stool samples.They receive treatment where needed and are vaccinated to prevent them from getting further disease.
- Extra Curricular Activities and Sport: Future Hope continually exposes their children to a positive all round education, build up their confidence and determination to take on learning challenges and to view Future Hope as a steppingstone to a brighter, self-reliant future. As they discover new activities and talents we see an increase in their self-esteem, motivation and sense of belonging.
From 1987 onwards Future Hope has changed the lives of thousands of helpless children from the streets and slums in Kolkata. Their dedicated outreach teams focus on rescuing children at the brink of severe abuse or neglect, often facing life-threatening situations. Because of their 3-decade long experience of providing aid to vulnerable children they have gathered enough information to locate and help these children now successfully.
At Alfrink College, our established connections with charities and schools in India have allowed us insight into the incredible impact of Future Hope on these children. Some of our students and teachers have recently witnessed firsthand the significant impact that Future Hope has had on these young lives.
Embracing our theme, 'The Future is Yours,' we aim to make young people feel empowered. We want to ensure them with the knowledge and opportunities they need to feel confident in shaping their own futures. Our main focus is on supporting their abilities and helping them see how much they can influence the world of tomorrow. This includes every young person, irrespective of their background or circumstances. Our dedication to helping Future Hope matches our goal of creating positive change and opportunities for everyone.
Given the remarkable impact observed by our students and teachers, it's for this reason that we've decided to dedicate this year's MUNA charity efforts to supporting Future Hope.