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NEWSLETTER - March 2017 ¨ Edition#20

25 Eye Camps have been held at locations in 24 Parganas, Midnapore, Sundarbans and other rural areas. Over 3300 patients received eyeglasses and many referred for cataract treatment. Our 2017 target is 30 eye camps and 3800 eyeglasses distribution!

Medical Clinics 7 in total treated 850 to 1,000 patients per month in remote villages where State medical facilities are not adequate.

TCF’s Pre-primary school at Ghutiary Sharif has expanded by 42 new students, making a total of 81 students. Children are also tested for cleft lip and cross eyes and referred for treatment.  Free daily breakfast is provided.

Uttaran Sewing School has 30 students in 2 classes this year. It is located in Boral close to Calcutta. Every year students appear before Usha Sewing School Certificate and a new batch of students admitted to Uttaran Sewing School

Ashima Guha, student of Uttaran

2014-15, after graduation did the Usha Diploma course, and now has her own shop and earns Rs.2000 per month. TCF helps students with the seed money.

Uddipan, our school for science, math, English, Computer and Spoken English coaching classes for future higher studies, has 40 male and 40 femalel students this year grade IX to XII.  These students are given free coaching classes so that they can write Joint Entrance Examination for getting into Medical or Engineering Degree courses at universities.

Girlz Space Leadership Camp at Etobicoke, Toronto, took place this year July 4th to 15th with 15 girls participating. TCF continues to support Women’s Habitat in this initiative to raise self-esteem and build confidence in young girls.

Annual fundraisers were a great success in 2016. Talent Show in August, and Gala Dinner in November helped raise 20K and 50K net of expenses.

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Please use one of the following methods to donate.

v  Cheque payable to Toronto-Calcutta Foundation

v  Via Paypal www.toronto-calcutta.org

v  Via United Way by naming Toronto Calcutta Foundation

v  You can name us in your will, or direct your guests to name us in gift cheques for your occasions such as weddings, birthdays, etc.

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MAY 2017

Vol. 11 - No. 10










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