Kolkata project

What is Project Kolkata 3.0?

Project Kolkata has been a trip taken by IST students every two or so years to Kolkata to visit the Institute for Indian Mother and Child (IIMC) which the school has been supporting for almost 20 years. This will be the third trip and offers students the opportunity to experience the projects that the IIMC works on first hand by volunteering on various projects and visiting various project sites.


In the last couple of months students involved in project Kolkata 3.0 have set up numerous activities and projects which have been done in order to finance their trip


We have been excited about implementing a Pen Pal programme across the school to connect the whole school to Project Kolkata. Each elementary class and all advisories in Upper and Middle school have been assigned a Pen Pal. They will write and interact with children that the School supports in Kolkata, giving them the opportunity to ask questions they might have about their pen pal's culture.  The Pen Pals  are sponsored by IST through a series of fundraising projects such as the bake sale. These students are educated  the IIMC in Kolkata, where the Kolkata 3.0 Team will be volunteering. The IIMC is an institute that provides education, healthcare assistance, and women's empowerment projects within the region of Kolkata.


We are currently working on multiple fundraising projects which you can look forward to in the next few months.  First up are Halloween pictures which we are taking of individual kids or with their friends all dressed up. Parents will have the chance to buy pictures which will be shared after the break. Then in December look out for the school calendar which the PTA has kindly allowed the Kolkata Team to take over this year.


We are currently looking for sponsors to help finance Project Kolkata 3.0. Any type of sponsorship from small local businesses to large multinational corporations would be greatly appreciated. If you would like more information please contact Michelle Young on young.michelle@istrieste.org


We have worked on several fundraising projects throughout this year and last year. Our major projects were: the car wash at last year’s family day, the silent auction at the PTA meeting, and selling ice cream at the end of last year. We have raised a good amount of money but we still need to work hard to reach our goal.


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