About us

H.E.L.G.O. e.V. is a charitable organisation registered and recognised as such by German law. The help of many people in Germany enables us to sustain and advance our social work in Kolkata - their donations and especially the long-term commitment of many supporting members of our organisation is invaluable.

Our Board consists of five honorary members who are heading the organization, organising events and fundraising in Germany, setting the general strategy of the Child Labour Project in Howrah and supervising how the donations are spent in the projects in India.

To implement our project, providing education to children of the most deprived families, we are closely collaborating with several local Indian NGOs.

How is H.E.L.G.O. different from other projects?

We are radically focused on the individual child and its needs. Our primary actions are not towards abolishing child labour directly. We know that the families whose children have to work are depending on this additional income. Therefore we work closely with each family, considering their needs and perspective.

We are not concerned about only showcasing pretty pictures of smiling children or an impressive statistic of how many children are enrolled in our programme. First and foremost, we are dedicated to support each child in a holistic, meaningful way and work at the highest quality

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