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.
Rina lives in Topsia Canalside Squatter Community where 710 families live in illegal makeshift shelters beside a stinking open sewer. Rina is 13 years old.
LIVE IN SCHOOLS is an event series meant for school-going children. Our focus is on schools meant for children from disadvantaged sections of society who otherwise may not have access to live music concerts.