Doshi Dream Center

Children International community center serving children and families in KOLKATA, INDIA

About the center

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.


About the community

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.

We thank these dedicated donors for their support

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) and Rita Doshi provided the lead investment, giving them naming rights to the community center — which will inspire children and youth for decades to come.
  • Arjun Dhingra funded the library, where young people attend tutoring sessions and have access to a variety of books that encourage them to let their imaginations run free.

“Giving benefits the giver and receiver.”

— Rohit (Bob) & Rita Doshi,
lead donors

Naming opportunities

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

  • Computer center $50,000

    A resource for our children, where they learn vital computer skills and use computers to complete school assignments.

    Medical clinic $25,000

    Creating healthy kids — a key pillar of our work — and ensuring they have access to critical medical services.

    Dental clinic | $25,000

    A vital part of providing health services, including oral health procedures that wouldn't otherwise be available to most of our young people.

    Nutrition feeding room and kitchen

    Ensuring proper nutrition — an essential part of a child’s development — and a dedicated space for personalized help with diet and food preparation.

    Group tutoring room 1 and 2
    $25,000 each

    Designated spaces for children and youth who are struggling with schoolwork and need to meet with tutors.

  • Youth training and workshop room 1 and 2 $15,000 each

    Flexible spaces for larger group training to support all of our programs for youth, from life skills and leadership to practical job skills.

    Letter-writing room $15,000

    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.

    Community meeting hall | $15,000

    A large space to bring the community together, engaging citizens and building relationships.

    Conference hall | $15,000

    A room big enough for youth and parent workshops, children’s events and more.

    Staff office $15,000

    The space where our hardworking staff will manage activities aimed at deepening the engagement and learning experiences for our children.

Doshi Dream Center floor plan

Questions? Contact us!

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