Calcutta Kids 2022 Annual Report
Dear friends of Calcutta Kids,
After three years away from India due to Covid, our family — Evangeline, Noah, our 4-year-old son, Zubin, and our 16-month-old daughter, Anushka — traveled to Fakir Bagan and reunited with the Calcutta Kids team in December 2022.
It was a marvelous reunion. We saw healthy babies, growing children, grateful pregnant women and mothers, and eager and inspired adolescent girls. We saw a Calcutta Kids team with local leadership and vision, confident and capable management, and a commitment to support the health and well-being of people in the community. We saw evidence of the strong relationships Calcutta Kids had built over the years, strengthened even more during Covid as the community looked to our team as a beacon of light during very challenging times. Even among our newer health workers, whom we accompanied on some home counseling visits, we saw a competence and commitment that let us know our community health worker training program is working.
We applaud our team and couldn’t be prouder of all they have achieved and continue to achieve even through periods of difficulty and hardship. We are grateful for the love, care, and dedication they show the organization, our work, and our beneficiaries.
There was so much worth celebrating — and that’s exactly what we did. Together with the Calcutta Kids team and their families, we had a wonderful event marking all that we have accomplished: surviving the peak of Covid, the life-saving health services and mental and emotional support we provided during the pandemic, and 17 years working with the Fakir Bagan community to achieve positive health outcomes for women and children.
Even though you couldn’t attend our joyous event, we hope that you too will take a moment to celebrate Calcutta Kids’ achievements, which are only possible with your support.
Read more about our achievements and challenges in the Calcutta Kids 2022 Annual Report
As always, thank you for being a partner in this important work.
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