370 A/B Mahatma Gandhi Road,Bakul Bithi,Thakurpukur
       West Bengal
       Kolkata-700063
       India

About Us

The BULBULIR BASA ORPHANAGE was founded in December, 2000 as a direct response to the high levels of homeless children and street children in Kolkata. This orphanage provides a safe and secure environment for these vulnerable children. The orphanage is a loving family atmosphere, dedicated to helping the children build character and advance in academic.
Bulbulir Basa Orphanage is a non-profit, non-political, and non-religious society. It is registered in the West Bengal Societies Act (registration number S/IL/3311).

Street Children of India :   The number of "street children" far exceeds the number of places available for residential care. Street children are often drawn into child labour, which is irregular, poorly paid, and often hazardous. UNICEF estimates that there are approximately 100,000 street children in Kolkata. Among them, about 20,000 are child labourers. These children are robbed of their childhood and innocence.

For example, the children living near the railway stations move from platform to platform, boarding trains just to enjoy a bit of freedom, but ultimately they must return to their stressful and miserable existence. Many other children fare even worse. They are lured into petty crime, anti-social activities, begging, and prostitution. Kolkata Orphanage takes these children off the streets and cares for them, providing a safe, happy, and secure enviornment.

Kolkata Orphanage recognizes the uniqueness of each child and is committed to treating each child as an individual. Yet it also recognizes the huge significance that kinship and family play within Indian culture. It works hard to offset the limitations of large institutional care in which children are robbed of "normal" family structures and in turn, role models of positive parenting. Kolkata Orphanage recreates a real family so that the children are able to internalize family values. For this reason the orphanage house has a maximum of 20 children, thus maintaining its family environment. A permanent staff resides in the house to take care of the children and of the maintenance of the house. A group of volunteers help in the different aspects of running the home and caring for the children.

We realizes that the principal reason children continue to live on the streets is lack of adequate medical care and educational opportunities. Only if these two areas are addressed is there any possibility that the children can break the cycle of deprivation.