The Shanty Trust

Relieving Poverty
Empowering Women
Educating Children

THE SHANTY TRUST

Who are we ?

The Shanty Trust is U.K registered Charitable Trust (Registration No. 1188154)  raising funds to support the work of partner organisation TILJALA SHED which works with rag pickers and the ultra-poor in Kolkata, India. Our mission is to relieve poverty by empowering women through vocational and livelihood programmes and protecting children from early marriage and child labour through educational support.

THE SHANTY TRUST

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Fundraiser

Raku Ceramic Workshop

Join a Raku Masterclass with Camilla Bignall Create beautiful pots using the Japanese raku technique to create an unusual iridescent finish and crackle glaze effect

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Educational Sponsorship

Fahim

This is Fahem. Yesterday his mother was crushed to death by a truck. This week Fahem and 19 other young people from our Topsia Evening

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Saika
Educational Sponsorship

Saika’s Story

Saika is 17 years old and lives in a a shelter beside the open sewers of Topsia in Kolkata. She lives with her father, who

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Learn more about our efforts on behalf of women and children in Kolkata, India experiencing destitution, exploitation, abuse and neglect.