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Finbar247 - Kolors For Kolkata

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Using my love of colour to transform how the kids in Kolkata, India feel in their homes, education centres & hospitals.

The Hope Foundation

The Hope FoundationSet up in 1999 to raise funds for one girl’s home, today The Hope Foundation fu...

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KOLORS FOR KOLKATA

The Hope Foundation is teaming up with some of Ireland's most prolific and talented creatives for a very special streetart project in Kolkata, India entitled "Kolors for Kolkata".

 

FUNDRAISING

Each artist is to fundraise €2,000 for the project. 

 

ABOUT HOPE FOUNDATION

HOPE is an Irish registered charity dedicated to promoting the protection of street and slum connected children and slum communities in Kolkata. HOPE provides protection, care and support to some of the most vulnerable and underprivileged people in India. By providing access to healthcare, counselling and education, HOPE ensures that street connected children can enter adulthood equipped with the tools and support they need to live healthy and happy lives and thus giving them an opportunity to lift themselves out of the abject poverty that they have been born into.

HOPEs vision is to work towards “a world where it should never hurt to be a child”.

The four street artists involved: Vanessa Power (Signs of Power), Finbar McHugh (Finbar247), Shane O Malley (Shane O Malley Art) and Ciara McKenna (Keyrogue) will travel to Kokata in Mid November and create original artwork in some of the 60 plus projects supported and funded by The Hope Foundation. Photographer Julia Dunin will be travelling with the street artists documenting the project and taking portraits of children and staff of HOPE

 

PROJECT MISSION

The mission of this project is to enhance the environs, (both inside and outside), of the protection homes and facilities supported by The Hope Foundation in Kolkata, through the creation of positive and uplifting artworks. Those the artists may differ in styles they are bound by their mutual focus on colour and their ability to transform spaces. The outcome of the project will be raising awareness of and much needed funds for the work of The Hope Foundation.

The artists will not only engage in providing these interactive artworks in Kolkata, but will do so in collaborate with local street artists; local HOPE staff who are delivering health, education and child protection programmes to Kolkata’s street and slum communities, and with the direct beneficiaries of HOPEs work.

 

WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO ?

The artists have kindly agreed to take a fortnight out of their busy schedules to be of service in Kolkata and will cover the costs of their own flights, visas and personal expenses. Your donation will cover their accommodation and transport while in Kolkata along with the materials and insurance for the project itself. Your gift will also include a direct donation to the HOPE projects.

Please help us by giving whatever you can using the 'Donate' button. The more people that know about this, the greater the impact, so please also spread the word by sharing our page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!

Vanessa
Finbar
Shane
Ciara
Julia
& all at The Hope Foundation

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Supporters

52
21-11-2019

Bobarún

Maith sibh 👏

25.00
20-11-2019

Anonymous

10.00
16-11-2019

Juliana Butler

Ádh mór!!

10.00
15-11-2019

Jackie Dockery

#bestofluck 🇨🇮2 🇮🇳 Jackie

40.00
15-11-2019

Anonymous

15-11-2019

Breda Byrne

Good Luck!

10.00
15-11-2019

Macca

The stroke of the brush can be just as powerful as the stroke of the doctor pen ❤️

20.00
15-11-2019

Martina Ni Chulain

Such a wonderful project...well done

20.00
15-11-2019

Up in the Eire

Fair play!

10.00
14-11-2019

Anonymous

About the Cause

The Hope Foundation
The Hope FoundationSet up in 1999 to raise funds for one girl’s home, today The Hope Foundation funds over 60 projects in education, primary healthcare, shelter, vocational training, child protection and drugs rehabilitation. HOPE works primarily with the street & slum children of Kolkata (Calcutta) and the subsequent difficulties that these children encounter. The estimated population of street children in Kolkata is over 250,000. HOPE is currently reaching out to almost 25,000 street chi...