Rainbow Home- It was started as a school within a school in
1991 to meet the needs of the numerous street children living around the school.
It was to give them a head start through which they could be prepared for eventual
admission into a regular school (Corporation School, Hindi / Bengali School and
in Loreto Bowbazar). Today there are about 210 children. In 2002 a night shelter
was started and now over 150 girls stay on the school premises. Of the 150 some
still attend classes in Rainbow Home while others attend the main stream Regular School
at Loreto Bowbazar, Union Chapel, Corporation School, St. Georges and Loreto Sealdah.
The mainstream teachers and students participate in the Teaching Learning Programme
of Rainbow Home alongside 3 Regular Rainbow Home Teachers. Many children from the Regular
School along with the Rainbow Home children partake in a hot mid-day meal. The children
of Rainbow Home are also exposed to co-curricular activities, such as singing, dancing,
elocution, sports and games. They are also taken on various excursions within the
city and out of Calcutta. They have experience of a picnic, a visit to a beach,
the circus and amusement parks. They are exposed to various other progammes available
in the city organized for them. The children have a regular health check-up and
medical attention is given to them as and when required by doctors at the Medical
The Neighbourhood Street children- Once a week the street children come in to learn
and play in the school.
The Remedial Classes- Four days a week students stay back in school to attend study
classes. It is available to those who need the help.
Clinic- Parent Doctors come in on the last Saturday of the month to attend to anyone
who may need their help.
Sahara- Blankets are knit by the students during the year and distributed to the
poor and needy during Christmas.
The Kids for Tiger- This is an awareness programme to help students understand and
know about the animals which are endangered.
The Keep Green- This is a programme to keep the surrounding clean and green and
Peace Prayer- Once a month teachers, parents and students meet to pray for peace
in the world.
KMC Learning Project- Teachers and students visit a KMC school in the neighbourhood,
Raj Rajeshwari for girls to teach them craft, music and spoken English.