Father Francis Laborde, who is a Frenchman, came to India in 1965 for a research project. But he stayed back in India to open a home in West Bengal’s Howrah district for handicapped children and the poorest of the poor. Since then, he has taken his work to different parts of West Bengal. His organisation works under the name of ‘Howrah South Point’. It operates many schools, a hospital for patients with TB, AIDS, and other diseases, a home for differently-abled children, and...
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