What We Do
In April 2013 we were delighted to enter a new phase in which we began directly funding the running of three education and vocational training centres in the Friends of Calcutta – Development Action Society programme. The programme will focus in all three areas will be to provide children aged 4-6 years with pre-schooling to enable them to reach a level in which they can then be mainstreamed into local Government run schools where their progress will be monitored as well as receiving additional tuition in our centres in the evening. The children will also be provided with regular nutrition as well as medical check ups. In addition to this we will be supporting vocational training programs in each of our centres where girls who have become school drop-outs are trained in tailoring and design to enable them to earn an income after completing the two year course.