What We Do
FreeToBe exists to support children who are at risk of, or who are facing situations of abuse or exploitation.
We desire to be an answer for children and families experiencing exploitation, extreme vulnerability and poverty. We work to provide a safe environment in which families can grow and develop, realise their potential and walk into a bright future.
The Kolkata Child Rescue and Development Centre opened in February 2010 and is currently providing care for 25 children. We recognise that a family is the best environment for a child to grow up within, and are currently working to reintegrate these children into community-based care options. Once reintegrated, these children will be supported to receive nutritious food, education and medical care in a loving, family environment. Currently, in Kolkata we run a tuition program every afternoon to supplement the children’s education and help with English & Bengali language development.
We have commenced work in a local community. Through this connection we aim to meet the needs of families at the very base levels. Some of this training will be focussed on providing training to increase the capacity of women to generate income to provide for their families. We have plans to run additional programs that will increase access to informal education and provide information on health and life skills.
We thank you for your faithful support and generous giving. Without you, we couldn’t have seen the results we have in the past 5 years. With your partnership into the future, we look forward to achieving an even greater impact, to protecting and empowering even more individual lives, and to restoring and strengthening many more families.