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  • Title: Calcutta connect
    Descriptive info: .. Contact us.. Name.. Email.. Message.. Send message.. About.. Latest News.. What We Do.. Our Committee.. Partner NGO.. Future Plans.. Photos.. Videos.. Facebook.. Donate.. Friends of Calcutta.. C.. R.. D.. S.. F.. O.. K.. E.. Share.. Loading,.. 0.. % complete.. Calcutta Connect is a charity formed in 2010 by former participants of the Coláiste Éanna India Immersion Project who have taken part in various trips to Calcutta over the past decade.. Since 2002 our members have come into contact with a number of educational organisations working in some of the most underprivileged areas of the city and Calcutta Connect was formed to provide assistance to these organisations.. One such organisation we are working with is Children Rights Development Service who provides education to over 1300 children in their five city schools and two village schools outside Calcutta.. Our committee acting on an entirely voluntary basis is committed to raising much needed funds to provide education to children and young adults in some of the most marginalized communities in Calcutta so they can reach their full potential.. October 2012.. Dee Kelly a good friend of some of our committee members visited two of the schools we support in Calcutta today.. Here Dee is pictured being shown around the area at the Topsia centre by Imran one of the students we sponsor through Calcutta Connect.. Dee has been working with NGO's in India for the past year and it was great for us to have her visit the projects we work with today.. September 2012.. This morning our chairperson Brian Kelly was a guest on Dublin City Fm talking about our work in Calcutta and his experiences during his time spent in the city.. Listen to the interview in full below.. Dublin City FM Interview.. by.. Brian Kelly 24.. We are delighted to be featured in an article in this weeks edition of the Southside People.. The article highlights the work we have done since our foundation and our plans for the future as well.. Check it out here!!!.. http://www.. dublinpeople.. com/article.. php?id=1578 l.. August 2012.. We would like to extend a massive thank you to everybody who came along last nights quiz to make it our most successful fundraiser to date.. €2000 raised which will go directly towards the projects we are working with in Calcutta.. It was great to see the continued support for the work we are doing from everyone present.. Thanks to all once again.. July 2012.. We are holding a Table Quiz on Friday the 24th of August in Revels Rathfarnham Village to raise funds for Calcutta Connect.. A table of four will cost €30 and we will also be running a raffle on the night.. So please come along enjoy the night and help support us in our fundraising efforts.. Committee member Alan McMullan has been in Calcutta since the beginning of the month and has been busy working closely with the projects we support there and visiting the students we are supporting in the city.. As well as this he has been working closely with Michael from Friends of Calcutta on installing CRDS's very first computer room in the Topsia school.. The Computer Room is due to open in the coming days.. April 2012.. This month we have been delighted to finalise the renewal of our sponsorship of the Class XI and XII pupils along with the boys attending Harvard House High School.. This coming year we will be sponsoring the education of thirty pupils in Calcutta, ten students in Class XI and nine in Class XII (the final two years of secondary school in India).. We will also be continuing our support of three pupils attending an English medium school called Harvard House High School.. We wish all of the students we are sponsoring all the best for the coming year.. February 2012.. February saw the arrival of the Coláiste Éanna India Immersion Project group to Calcutta.. This year saw the largest group ever to a a make the journey to India from the school with twelve pupils and four teachers travelling.. The trip was a huge success with the group visiting and working in a number of projects around the city.. The highlight of their trip proved to be the time spent in the C.. schools and the areas in which they are situated as well as a football match against some of the C.. S pupils.. Here some of the group are pictured visiting a students home in Topsia.. January 2012.. Over the second weekend in January the Rajiv Ganguly Sports Tournament was held.. This year saw the tournament expand even more with nine NGO's in total participating in a whole host of sporting events over the weekend.. In total over 1400 children were in attendance over the two days with over one thousand of these coming on the Sunday.. This event the only of its kind to be held in Calcutta witnessed nine NGO's coming together for the special reason of giving children an outlet to participate in and enjoy sport in an environment they normally would not have.. A highlight video of the weekend can be viewed here:.. youtube.. com/watch?v=8vgzUQ8BYP4.. A big congratulations to the Topsia team who were the big winners of the weekend triumphing in both the football and cricket tournaments.. Well Done Lads!!!.. The New Year marked a busy period for Calcutta Connect with our chairperson Brian Kelly setting off for Calcutta on New Years Eve to spend two months working with CRDS.. During his time in Calcutta his work included helping to organise the Rajiv Ganguly Sports Tournament, assisting CRDS in developing their fundraising techniques, evaluating all parts of the CRDS programme as well as meeting many of the students we are currently sponsoring to find out how they are progressing.. De.. cember 2011.. We recently held a gig night in The Revels in Rathfarnham Village.. The night was a huge success, with a massive turnout and a significant amount of money raised.. The night featured three up and coming Irish acts: Ciaran Lenehan, Ken Baker and The OBCD.. We'd like to say a huge thanks to everyone who came out and supported the night and to the acts that performed.. We're currently planning our next fundraiser so keep and eye on our website and facebook for info.. Happy Christmas,.. See you all at the next event!.. October 2011.. We are currently in the early stages of planning our final fundraiser of the year.. Keep an eye on the web-site for more information coming soon.. September 2011.. We were delighted to learn that the three boys we sponsor from Topsia School Akbar, Azad and Imran known as the "Harvard Boys" due to the name of their school in Calcutta had performed excellently in their half yearly exams.. The boys are currently in Class VIII and we wish them the best of luck for the future.. May - July 2011.. This summer marked a busy period for committee members Brian Kelly and Alan Irwin who were in Calcutta for the summer months working with the projects we support.. Brian was in Calcutta from mid-May and was lucky to meet  ...   Shay Ferris All of whom have spent time volunteering in Calcutta.. Make a Donation to our Bank Account in AIB Rathfarnham.. Sort Code—93.. 32.. 95.. Account Number—14131060:.. Children’s Rights Development Service (CRDS) is an educational NGO working in some of the most underprivileged areas of Calcutta since 1989.. CRDS presently runs five schools in Calcutta as well as two full primary schools in the rural areas outside the city.. Education is provided in the form of non-formal education to children aged 4-6 in preparation for entry into formal schooling and then supporting these children through coaching and financially once they have been mainstreamed into Government schools in the city.. CRDS also provides nutrition through a feeding programme, training scholar-ships, vocational training, medical care and residential care to children from unsafe family backgrounds.. To find out more about CRDS visit their website.. http://crds-india.. org/index.. html.. We are committed to expanding the support we provide to our partner organisation and students in Calcutta in the near future.. We hope to do so through the following.. - Attracting corporate donations to fund our aims and objectives.. - To undertake regular fundraising in order to support our work.. - To form a support group of former participants on the Coláiste Éanna India Immersion Project to assist us with our activities.. -.. Committee members working closely with CRDS to build on successes achieved and overcome challenges faced in Calcutta.. Calcutta.. CRDS Schools.. Uncategorized.. Favorites.. Profile.. Uploads.. Wall.. Cover Photos.. Calcutta Summer 2011.. Calcutta January & February 2012.. CRDS Sports Day 2011.. CRDS schools.. Eoin Morgan's Tangra School Visit.. Profile Pictures.. Timeline Photos.. January will see the return of a number of committee members to Calcutta for the annual CRDS sportsday.. The funds you've helped us raise ensure we can continually run and fund various educational projects inside and outside the city.. 100% of the funds go directly into these projects.. We would just like to say a massive thank you again for your continued support.. Nov 02, 12.. Oct 10, 12.. Check out Brian Kelly's interview on Dublin City FM this morning about Calcutta Connect and the work we are doing in the city.. Have a listen and let us know what you think.. http://soundcloud.. com/brian-kelly-25/dublin-city-fm-interview.. Sep 25, 12.. Tomorrow morning our chairperson Brian Kelly will be a guest on Dublin City FM's Good Morning Dublin show talking about Calcutta Connect and the work we are doing in Calcutta.. Listen in to show at 10.. 15am to hear his interview.. You can tune in at 103.. 2FM or listen online at.. dublincityfm.. ie/.. Sep 24, 12.. Check it out here!!!.. Sep 12, 12.. Aug 25, 12.. This Leinster jersey signed by the whole team is just one of the many great prizes which will be up for grabs at tomorrow nights table quiz in Revels Rathfarnham Village.. Come along from 8pm to enjoy what promises to be a great night!!.. Aug 23, 12.. Our Table Quiz will take place this Friday in Revels Rathfarnham Village from 8pm.. Shaping up to be a great night with some excellent prizes in both the quiz and the raffle.. Come along enjoy the night and support a great cause.. facebook.. com/events/138228846317192/.. Aug 22, 12.. We're delighted to announce that The Southside people paper are doing a feature on Calcutta connect our work, the projects we support and the schools we work with.. We will let you know the date the paper's out so you can check it out.. Aug 18, 12.. A big thanks to Ballyroan Parish who've included a small bio about us on their website as well as promoting our upcoming fundraiser.. (.. https://www.. com/events/138228846317192/).. There will also be a section on us in the next parish newsletter so keep an eye out!.. ballyroanparish.. ie/component/content/article/158-news-roler/1544-calcutta-connect.. Aug 02, 12.. We would like to congratulate our good friends at Friends of Kolkata's Elderly (FOKE) who have been caring for destitute elderly people in Calcutta since 2003 and this weekend opened their first home for men alongside a ladies home which has been operating for some time now in a village outside the city.. We wish them all the best for the future and in their continued work with the elderly.. Check out their website to find out more about their work.. http://foke.. in/index.. Jul 23, 12.. Best of luck to our committee member Alan McMullan who arrived in Calcutta last night.. He will be spending the next few weeks working closely with the projects and pupils we support in the city.. Wishing him a successful time in Calcutta and looking forward to updates of his time there.. Jul 03, 12.. Very good article in today's Irish Examiner about the lives of rag pickers in Calcutta.. Have a read of it to find out why so many still make a living off waste in the city and the work thats being done in these areas.. irishexaminer.. com/archives/2012/0611/world/making-money-out-of-rubbish-mountains-196893.. Jun 11, 12.. Photos of International and Indian Premier League Cricket star Eoin Morgan's memorable visit to Tangra School during the week.. May 12, 12.. A nice message of thanks from one of our pupils in Kolkata.. It's through your support and donations that we can fund these children ensuring they get a real chance and the best education possible.. We'll be running two more fundraisers in the next month, with details to come.. Hopefully we'll see you all there!.. May 03, 12.. we are delighted to announce that we have recently provided funding to support the education of twenty two pupils in Calcutta over the coming year.. We are sponsoring ten students in Class XI and nine in Class XII (the final two years of secondary school in India).. We wish all of our students we are sponsoring all the best for the coming year.. Apr 13, 12.. would like to offer our congratulations to the group from Coláiste Éanna who visited Calcutta last month and had a hugely successful trip.. Here they are pictured visiting one of our students houses in Topsia.. Mar 13, 12.. Have a look at the highlight video of the Rajiv Ganguly Sports Tournament which was held last month in Calcutta.. Over 1500 were in attendance in what proved to be a truely memorable weekend.. Feb 24, 12.. New Bridge Beside Topsia School.. Jan 26, 12.. Even the smallest donation can make a big difference to providing an education to children in India and with 100% of the funds we receive going directly towards the projects we support you can be assured all donations will be put to good use.. The difference your money can make in Calcutta.. €5 - the cost of supplying a child with educational materiel's for one year (copies, pens, pencils, eraser etc.. ).. €10 - the cost of supplying a child with a school kit for one year (school bag, uniform, admission fee's etc.. ).. €20 - the cost of providing a child in a village school with all educational material's for one year.. €70 - all of the costs involved with a students higher secondary education for one year.. Click below to donate directly to us now securely through PayPal.. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.. Now Playing..

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