Calcutta Rescue aims to provide free health care, education and ways of
combating poverty until people who are disadvantaged and neglected achieve universal
and best possible healthcare together with full educational opportunities for their children.
Work and Achievements
Calcutta Rescue (CR) is an Indian charity providing health care and education to the most economically disadvantaged and socially disfavoured people in Calcutta and West Bengal. Established 38 years ago by British physician, Dr. Jack Preger, it has grown to over 150 Indian employees operating in four urban clinics, two street medicine mobile clinics, two schools, an arsenic/iron water filtration project, and a handicrafts project.
In the fiscal year ending 31 March 2018, it directly enhanced the lives of nearly 20,000 persons and positively touched the lives of thousands more.
CR’s particular strength has been to focus on people that no one else helps and to “rescue” people from the consequences of ill-health, illiteracy & poverty.
Fund Utilisation Statement
Funds raised will be used for repair cost of a large residential building to turn it into a child-friendly and and spacious education centre.