Kolkata, India: Free To Be

What is Free To Be? 

Free To Be is currently providing support to 25 children in Kolkata many of whom come from very severely disadvantaged families. Through providing vulnerable children with education and other support services, Free To Be aims to reduce poverty and improve standards of living. The goal at Free To Be is to facilitate child-centered community development in Kolkata with the aim of improving the community’s capacity to protect children from vulnerabilities such as child labor, child marriage, and child abuse and exploitation. Free To Be works to address root causes to these vulnerabilities, such as economic constraints at a family and community level, a lack of access to education, limited food security and gender inequalities.