Khushi Feet

running in conjunction with Khushi Hands as part of the Khushi Kolkata initiative.

About

 

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’.

Beginnings

Emily at Hatibagan Mobile School, Summer 2011
Emily at Hatibagan Mobile School, Summer 2011

"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

Glastonbury 2017

Khushi Hands and Khushi Feet are at the Glastonbury Festival this week! Khushi Hands is selling our recycled-sari products which have been hand-crafted by underprivileged women in Kolkata, and Khushi Feet is providing a team of litter pickers for the festival in exchange for a donation to the street schools in Kolkata.


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.

Donate

Donate Now

There are several ways you can donate to Khushi Feet. Thank you so much for anything you can give! 

How to Donate to Khushi Feet (Donation Form pdf)

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-of-service.

 

Online Donation

One-off or regular online donations, click here:

Make a donation using Virgin Money Giving

Donations by cheque or bank transfer

Account details and information can be found on our Donation Form. Please complete the Gift Aid declaration where possible and return it to us.

Regular Donations

If you are able to give any amount regularly it will be much appreciated and we can increase your donation by 25% at no cost if you are able to sign the Gift Aid declaration. You can set up a standing order using our Donation Form, or use our online giving page.

Contact

We'd love to hear from you!