Khushi Feet is an exciting charity (Registered Charity Number: 1150339) based in Kent which raises money and awareness for schools for street children in Kolkata. It was established by Emily Cook (in March 2012), in response to visiting the street schools in Kolkata with a team from Faversham Baptist Church (summer 2011).
What does ‘Khushi Feet’ mean?
The children at the street school have very few clothes and run around barefoot. At the same time they are some of the happiest children you could ever meet! ‘Khushi’ is the Bengali word for ‘happy’.
"In the Summer of 2011, I went to Kolkata, India with a team from Faversham Baptist Church and had the opportunity to work in schools for street children. I was fascinated by how the volunteer teachers ran the schools with such limited resources. I was delighted by how excited the street children were to be at school, and could see how much of a difference an education was making in their lives. After returning to the UK, I wanted to do something to raise awareness and funding for these street children and their schools. My vision is to get as many people as possible involved in Khushi Feet's fundraising activities and to help change young lives in Kolkata." Emily Cook
Read more: Footsteps to Freedom
Sponsor a Child
Believing that education is the first footstep to breaking the cycle of poverty, Khushi Feet works to fund education for children living on the street or in deprived areas in India.
You can now sponsor a child being educated in a hostel (school with accommodation) run by our partners GNCEM in Kolkata. Sponsorship of £25 a month will help to feed, clothe and educate a child who would otherwise receive no education.
One-off Text Donation
Text 'FEET29' followed by the amount (£1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10) to 70070. For example: to give £5, text: FEET29 £5. Texts are charged at your mobile phone operator's standard rate. The charity will receive 100% of your donation. You must be 16 or over and please ask the bill payer's permission. For full terms and conditions and more information, please visit www.justgiving.com/info/terms-
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Account details and information can be found on our Donation Form. Please complete the Gift Aid declaration where possible and return it to us.
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