Hope Home

Calcutta children

Children


Name: Santu
Birthdate: Jan 1, 1993
Personality: Comes from a very poor family living near the border of Bangladesh. Very caring and loving child. Favorite subject in grade 3 is science. Wants to be a doctor when he grows up. Favorite food is chicken curry and rice. Like to play cricket the most.
 Status: Current

Name: Afsar
Birthdate: Jan 5, 1992
Personality: Comes from a red-light district in Calcutta; lost his mother when he was a few months old then his dad left him and went away. Was taken in by his grandmother. Wants to be a value education teacher when he grows up. Favorite subject in grade 3 is history. Loves to eat soy beans and rice. Favorite game is soccer (football) as in
Status: Alumni

Name: Prosenjit
Birthdate: Jan 13, 1992
Personality: Comes from a very poor family from the suburbs of Calcutta. Lost his father (cycle van puller) in a tragic road accident several years prior. Suffers from a kidney disorder-nephrotic syndrome. Learning to play the violin. Brother Ranjit also at the Hope Home. Wants to be an artist when he grows up. Loves fish curry and rice. Favorite sport is cricket. His strongest subject in grade 1 is Math.
Status: Current

Name: Chiranjit
Birthdate: Jan 20, 1996
Personality: Comes from a very poor family in the outskirts of Calcutta. Father was killed by drug dealers a few years back and left him very insecure. Loves chicken curry and rice and loves to play soccer (football). Want to be a doctor when he grows up. Favorite subject in kindergarten is English.
Status: Current

Name: Mita
Birthdate: Feb 28, 1997
Personality: Comes from a very poor family in the outskirts of Calcutta. Father was killed by drug dealers a few years back (brother Chiranjit and sister Rita also part of the Hope Home). Loves to eat cornflakes and play kitchen with her sisters. Loves rhymes in her nursery class. Wants to be a teacher when she grows up.
Status: Current

Name: Dolon
Birthdate: Mar 19, 2000
Personality: Born into a middle class family, father turned violent and abusive and threw out her mother and the three children out of the house. All three (Rosni and Rahul) now at the Hope Home and mother presently working as the cook. Loves to eat boiled eggs and play kitchen with her sisters at the Hope Home. Wants to be a teacher when she grows up.
Status: Current

Name: Mustaq
Birthdate: Apr 7, 1993
Personality: Comes from a red-light district of very poor parents. Had begged and grazed sheep while very young to earn money for father's drug habits. Sister Khusboo too at the Hope Home. Loves chicken curry with rice and playing soccer (football). Wants to be a teacher when he grows up. Favorite subject in school in grade 3 is English.
Status: Alumni

Name: Rosni
Birthdate: Apr 10, 1997
Personality: Born into a middle class family, father turned violent and abusive and threw out her mother and the three children out of the house. All three now at the Hope Home (Dolon and Rahul) and mother presently working as the cook. Loves chicken curry and rice and loves music and skipping. Wants to be a teacher when she grows up.
Status: Current

Name: Kalu
Birthdate: Apr 18, 1997
Personality: Comes from an unusually poor family. Father deserted family while he was very young and mother suffered from tuberculosis for many years. Sister Guria too at the Hope Home. Learning to play the violin. Loves fish curry and rice. Favorite subject in kindergarten is general knowledge. Loves to play cricket. Wants to be a teacher when he grows up.
Status: Current

Name: Sangita
Birthdate: Jun 11, 1995
Personality: Comes from a suburb of Calcutta. Father brutally killed by the drug mafia a few years back. Suffered great trauma. Brother Ranojit is also at the Hope Home. Likes chicken curry and rice and loves skipping. Favorite subject in grade 1 is English. Wants to be a teacher when she grows up.
Status: Current

Name: Ranjit
Birthdate: Nov 7, 1990
Personality: Comes from a very poor family from the suburbs of Calcutta. Lost his father (cycle van puller) in a tragic road accident some years back. Brother Prasenjit also at the Hope Home. Is the oldest of all the children at the Hope Home and is given some responsibilities. Loves chicken curry and rice and loves to play soccer (football). Favorite subject in grade 3 is math and wants to be a teacher when he grows up.
 Status: Current

Name: Guria
Birthdate: Jul 1, 1998
Personality: Comes from a very very poor family. Father deserted family while she was very young and mother suffered from tuberculosis for many years. Brother Kalu is also at the Hope Home. Favorite food is chicken curry and rice and loves skipping. Favorite subject in kindergarten is English and wants to be a teacher when she grows up.
Status: Current

Name: Jit
Birthdate: Aug 12, 1993
Personality: Lived on the railroad slums in north Calcutta, father a cycle rickshaw puller used to be very abusive and violent with mother and two brothers. Brother Dip also at the Hope Home. Loves to eat vegetables and rice and play cricket. Is very interested in science in grade 1 and wants to be a teacher when he grows up.
Status: Current

Name: Chandan
Birthdate: Aug 5, 1997
Personality: Comes from a very poor background, living in a railroad slum in south Calcutta. Does not have a mother and the father is a casual cab driver of a rich landlord. Originally from the Indian state of Bihar. Loves to eat chicken roll and play Carom. Loves English rhymes in kindergarten.
 Status: Current

Name: Jayanta
Birthdate: Aug 24, 1996
Personality: Comes from a poor family in the northern fringes of Calcutta. Father killed a few years back. Is a very intelligent child. Loves chicken curry and rice and loves to play soccer (football). Favorite subject in kindergarten is English and wants to be a doctor when he grows up.
 Status: Current

Name: Ranajit
Birthdate: Aug 25, 1993
Personality: Comes from a suburb of Calcutta. Father brutally hacked to death with a machete by the drug mafia a few years back. Suffered great trauma. Sister Sangeeta also at the Hope Home. Loves chicken curry and rice and loves to play soccer (football). Is excellent in math (favorite subject in grade 3) and wants to be a teacher when he grows up.
 Status: Current

Name: Khusboo
Birthdate: Aug 31, 1996
Personality: Comes from a red-light district with very poor parents, the youngest of 5 children. Was severely undernourished and initially looked after by Catholic sisters. Loves to eat cornflakes and also loves skipping. Favorite subject in grade 1 is science. Wants to be a teacher when she grows up.
 Status: Current

Name: Surajit
Birthdate: Sep 10, 1995
Personality: Comes from a difficult family background. Father involved with criminal gangs and presently in prison for the past few years. Loves to eat sandwiches (served on Wednesdays for dinner). Favorite sport is cricket and favorite subject in grade 1 is math. Wants to be a value education teacher when he grows up.
 Status: Current

Name: Rahul
Birthdate: Sep 22, 1995
Personality: Born into a middle class family, father turned violent and abusive and threw out her mother and the three children out of the house. All three now at the Hope Home (Dolon and Rosni) and mother presently working as the cook. Loves egg curry and rice and loves music and cricket. Favorite subject in kindergarten is Bengali. Wants to be a teacher when he grows up.
 Status: Current

Name: Payel
Birthdate: Sep 26, 1995
Personality: Comes from a difficult family background. Father died from a tragic accidental death in front of her eyes and mother deserted her to go away with someone else. Was being raised up by an uncle in a slum. Loves chicken curry and rice and loves skipping. Favorite subject in kindergarten is math. Wants to be a nurse when she grows up. Is very good in dancing.
 Status: Current

Name: Rita
Birthdate: Sep 28, 1993
Personality: Comes from a very poor family in the outskirts of Calcutta. Father was killed by drug dealers a few years back (brother Chiranjit and sister Mita also part of the Hope Home). Loves to eat noodles and loves skipping. Favorite subject in grade 1 is math. Is learning to play the violin. Wants to be a nurse when she grows up.
 Status: Current

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Name: Jitesh
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Name: Rana
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Name: Ranjit-Gupta
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Name: Rohit-Gupta
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Name: Sarban
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Name: Timothy
Birthdate: Sep 28, 2002
Personality: Was born at the Hope Home to Ashok and Jhuma who help in looking after the children and premises. Is very very active and a very good eater! Loves to eat anything given to him. Loves to play soccer (football) and when not playing with others it is books and crayons!