Last Monday, June 12, at lunchtime a fundraising lunch was held to benefit FOKE. The generous hosts were Paul and Lenore Robertson who invited their neighbours in to hear about the work of FOKE and and to experience a Bengali meal (albeit a foreigners' version). It was a sunny day and guests could see the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the distance, so all in all a very pleasant day was enjoyed. I'm sorry to say that I forgot to take photos, I'll try to remember next time. So you will just have to use your imagination. Kerry Luxton
We were once again very happy to welcome MuktoDhara group on 22nd July in Bhalobasha. Papiya Das and her husband celebrated their son and daughters birthday with us. Both children contributed towards a wheel chair and 4 walking sticks for the homes. There were sweets, fruits, health drink, biscuit packs and a big cake to celebrate their birthday with much fun. The students in Balobasha were not left out ...Thanks to their wonderful gesture.
Rinku Dasgupta - ex- Loreto Sealdah student and her husband Santanu Dasgupta visited Bhalobasha on 27.06.17. They generously donated clothes for all the members and necessary grocery items for the home in memory of their beloved grandmother Late Gaytri Dasgupta. Thank you Rinku and Santanu.
Pobalscoil Neasain School - is a community school in North Dublin, Ireland. We have 740 students from age 12-19, a teaching staff of 60 and 6 Special Need Assistants. Over the last couple of years Adrienne has been involved in FOKE and has been telling staff and students of the work being done to support the village children who are provided with learning support in your homes. This year our school wanted to deepen the link with you. We held a day of "non uniform" to raise funds to assist funding teachers in your schools and to create a greater awareness among our students of the fantastic work done by FOKE. Over the next years we would like to continue to support your work and to deepen our links with you all. Best wishes from the staff and student of PSN Mr. McKenna School Principal
Mr Madhujeet Roy & Mrs. Ratna Bagchi remembers their beloved mothers each year by way of sponsoring the lunches in both homes. We are locally receiving such requests to provide lunches & gifts for members as a loving wat to celebrate birthdays, marriage anniversary & festivals