10 Jan CALCUTA COLORS: FEBRUARY 2014
This month we support Colores de Calcuta:
Fundación Colores de Calcuta is an ONG working in India, in Pilkhana neighborhood (Calcutta City), focusing its work in the areas of health, education and training for employment.
Colors of Calcutta: www.coloresdecalcuta.org
This program of cooperation for the development was born of the hand of Antonio Mesas who comes to Calcutta to work as a volunteer with the Missionaries of Charity and decides to stay to make this project a reality. In the beginning, a small group of people, who in 2005 formed the “A brick in Calcutta” Association, started working in collaboration with the Indian NGO Seva Sangh Samiti, founded in 1968 by the French priest, Father Laborde , Whose life was recreated by journalist Dominique Lapierre in his book The City of Joy.
The first initiative was a shelter for girls, Anand Bhavan, and a year later she joined the management of a medical center in the neighborhood of Pilkhana, projects that continue to operate today, always in collaboration with the same local ONG.
In 2010 the project is integrated within the Ananta Foundation, taking the name “Colors of Calcutta”. During these four years progress is being made in its consolidation. At the end of 2013, Colores de Calcuta begins a new stage, constituting itself as a Foundation with the objective of creating a structure that guarantees the sustainability of the projects, using all the experience of the work carried out so far and adding new initiatives for the start-up Of future projects.