Through the Doshi Dream Center in Jorasanko, we are working to break the cycle of generational poverty through a unique approach that nurtures children and invests in their lives until they are able to stand on their own feet.
The three-story building in Jorasanko, the Doshi Dream Center, is a major hub of activity. The center offers medical and dental care, as well as a nutritional feeding program. Our young people have access to educational support through a library and computer center, and an active youth empowerment program and employment support.
Kolkata, one of India’s preeminent economic cities thanks to its proximity to the Hooghly River, is a sprawling metropolis covering 79 square miles. About a third of Kolkata’s population lives in slums. More than 40% of these people have lived in the impoverished communities for two generations or longer. Half of them immigrated to the city from rural parts of West Bengal and adjoining states during the 20th century and settled around industrial areas and vacant sites.
Children International’s community centers provide safe, uplifting and caring environments from which youth can launch successful futures. We are grateful for our donors’ big hearts for making our work possible.
— Rohit (Bob) & Rita Doshi,
Make a lifelong impact on children’s futures by naming one of the rooms still available. The very spaces that are changing the lives of kids will honor you or someone you love. We will highlight your investment with a plaque in the available room of your choice, in addition to adding the room name to our website.
For additional information about the recognition associated with naming opportunities, please contact Global Philanthropy at 800‑888‑4089 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A resource for our children, where they learn vital computer skills and use computers to complete school assignments.
Creating healthy kids — a key pillar of our work — and ensuring they have access to critical medical services.
A vital part of providing health services, including oral health procedures that wouldn't otherwise be available to most of our young people.
Ensuring proper nutrition — an essential part of a child’s development — and a dedicated space for personalized help with diet and food preparation.
Designated spaces for children and youth who are struggling with schoolwork and need to meet with tutors.
Flexible spaces for larger group training to support all of our programs for youth, from life skills and leadership to practical job skills.
A dedicated space for kids to be in touch with their sponsors, solidifying the relationships that make Children International’s work possible and reminding them that somebody really cares about their future.
A large space to bring the community together, engaging citizens and building relationships.
A room big enough for youth and parent workshops, children’s events and more.
The space where our hardworking staff will manage activities aimed at deepening the engagement and learning experiences for our children.