Calcutta Rescue works to significantly enhance the health, education and living standards of the poorest communities in and around Kolkata
Work and Achievements
Calcutta Rescue’s health programme has four fixed clinics providing treatment and medicine for all types of common ailments including specialized treatment on cancer, HIV, TB and Leprosy.
The two street medicine mobile clinics of Calcutta Rescue provide medical care to 20 slum communities in Kolkata. The doctors and the healthcare team visit the slums and street dwellers all over the city. The clinics are run from the back of mobile vans, which has basic medical equipment and a stock of drugs for common ailments.
There are two education centres located in north Kolkata of Calcutta Rescue which serve street and slum children. These centres provide educational facilities in a safe environment, two nutritious meals a day, medical and dental care, counseling and social worker support and recreational facilities.
Calcutta Rescue’s handicrafts unit manufactures beautiful handmade products, using recycled materials like old saris. The artisans are ex-patients and school dropouts who otherwise would struggle to make a living or would even have to beg to survive.
Since 2003 Calcutta Rescue has installed arsenic-removal filter taps in 12 villages in Malda district, 300km north of Kolkata. These taps provide families with clean, safe water so that future generations aren’t slowly poisoned by arsenic, which can cause diseases all over the body.
Fund Utilisation Statement
The funds raised in TSK25K 2019 will be utilised to combact poverty and enhance the health, education and living standards of the poorest communities in and around Kolkata