We had a special Saraswati Puja in Bhalobasha with all our members and the students too. The mothers of the students helped in preparing the bhog for everyone. The entire expense for the day was sponsored by Gopa Das our very dear volunteer who visits the home often and tends the terrace … [Read more...] about Saraswati Puja 2019
We welcomed our new member, Madhuri to Charunibash today. She had been at Vidyasagar Hospital since August, 2018. She has no family who will care for her and was happy to make Charunibash her new home. She was officially welcomed and shared in Shefali's birthday cake to celebrate her … [Read more...] about Welcome Madhuri
A big thank you to Raphaël Bereau and Tizoc Romero of the R2T2 duo for visiting both the homes on Friday. It was a treat for the members and children to enjoy classical guitar music. Thanks to Amitabha and Veda and the Calcutta Classical Guitar Society for bringing the French duo to us. … [Read more...] about R2T2 classical guitar duo at FOKE
SUAS - a group of students and teachers from Ireland volunteers with few NGOs in Kolkata every year and for the last 3 years they are visiting our homes too, to spend some quality time with our members and children. … [Read more...] about SUAS Ireland visits us
It was so much fun the members, children and staff had when Adrienne and Aaron stayed and became one of them in both homes. The children received good support with English; while there were art and craft for both children, members and staff which was very stimulating. Adrienne treated all with lunch … [Read more...] about Adrienne brought us a Magician!
Our new friend Jhinku Banerjee (founder of the photographers' collective Fotojajs) visited Madhubati today and discussed her area of expertise, photography, with teenagers from the village. They were enraptured and are planning on submitting their own photos to Jhinku for advice on how to improve … [Read more...] about Discussing Careers with Teenagers at Madhubati
Margriet from Holland visited both homes today. She has very kindly sponsored the running cost of the medical van for the year! This was Margriet's second visit to Bhalobasha. And this time she was able to witness Mr Parthapratim sponsoring the lunch and donating bedsheets in the memory of … [Read more...] about Margriet’s visit
Bengali New Year was celebrated with great grandeur this year. In Charunibash it was simple where children sang, danced and recited for the members. In Bhalobasha a musical band called 'Abohobikar' headed by Sunny Mukherjee stole the show with selected Hindi and Bengali songs! Sunny had … [Read more...] about Celebrating Bengali New Year 1425!
Shyamoli Biswas, our new member, was welcomed by our students and staff in Bhalobasha. She was admitted by the station master of Majherhat Police Station in Vidyasagar State General Hospital 7 months ago. No one came to take her home. Hopefully Shyamoli will settle soon. … [Read more...] about Welcome Shyamoli Biswas
Melbondhon Trust once again visited Charu Nibash on 11th March to celebrate the Holi festival with songs, dance and lunch. We thank Rina Deb the President for her active and energetic involvement and performance to make the day so happening. FOKE was happy to receive their gifts of exercise books, … [Read more...] about Melbondhon Trust celebrates Holi at Madhubati
by Michael Hopkins Today Dublin School Colaiste Aoine had a most wonderful afternoon with the Members and Students. They come every year and in 2004 were the first ever school to visit Bhalobasha. A feast was served for lunch. It was wonderful to see my beloved Bela back in MB … [Read more...] about Visit of Dublin School Colaiste Aoine
''Parash'' a voluntary group of nearly 45 members visited Charunibash to enjoy a picnic which involved our members and staff. There was lavish lunch, for all cooked fresh by professional cooks, in the premises. We are thankful to Parash for their gift of the monthly ration for the home. … [Read more...] about Picnic by Parash