The Mobile Street Schools at GNCEM are run for children who live out on the crowded streets of Kolkata’s city centre. Many of these children are orphans. Every morning, the volunteer teachers drive round the streets of Kolkata in a big yellow school bus and pick up the children (who can be spared as beggars).
As you can imagine, this school bus goes through a lot of wear and tear. GNCEM told us that they now needed a new bus for the mobile school and we wanted to help! By the end of last year, we were very pleased to have managed to raise £15,000 (1,500,000 Rupees) which was enough money to buy GNCEM a brand new shiny school bus.
GNCEM are now using this vehicle to pick up children from the street and slums of Kolkata and take them to their Hatibagan mobile school. Thank you to everyone who donated last year and helped up achieve this. It is making a huge difference to the street schools.