Involve your Primary School with HOPE

The Hope Foundation encourages students of all ages to take steps to increase their levels of understanding of the unequal world we live in; to develop their sense of responsibility both for themselves, and the local, national and international communities they live in. It is vital that the younger generation are given the opportunity to become effective contributors and responsible citizens within the world they live.

Encouraging primary school-aged students to think of others and take action to help those less fortunate is a hugely beneficial experience.

Primary School children could get involved by having a bake sale or perhaps a non-uniform day, or could join HOPE supporters nationally by doing a balloon release to mark International Day for Street Children.

To get involved or for more information, please contact HOPE’s Schools Coordinator –

Consider inviting a representative from The Hope Foundation to give a talk to your class or even whole school on the work we do.

We can tailor our talks to all ages while discussing our work and issues faced in India.

Students may wish to host a school fundraiser in aid of the Hope Foundation.

Some ideas include: cake sales, non-uniform days, talent show, table quiz, jersey days, and Christmas carol singing.

The Hope Foundation would be happy to provide some literature for display and handing out on the day, including posters, leaflets, newsletters and information on child sponsorship.

Perhaps your school staff room would take a box of bars? At just €2 each, they make a popular treat for busy teachers. Or maybe the school canteen would consider selling Butlers HOPE chocolate bars.

You could host a HOPE Awareness Day, with posters and information about HOPE and have chocolate bars for sale. All profits from chocolate sales go directly towards our projects in Kolkata.

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Access to clean water is something most children in Ireland take for granted. In Kolkata, with thousands living in slums children simply don’t have access to clean water. HOPE has however implanted a project which you can read more about here.

Child labour is a global issue, affecting 1 in every 7 children, which amounts to more than 200 children worldwide. Child labour can be anything from working in a factory, collecting rubbish, begging on the streets, or being forced to stay at home for domestic duties. Child labour is fuelled by poverty, and by desperation. It robs a child of their human right to a childhood. It is physically and psychologically dangerous and a very difficult cycle to break. It is thought there are up to 60 million children in India affected by child labour,

Click here to download our Teachers Resource Guide on the global issue of child labour.