International Unit

Location: 37, Pottery Road, Kolkata- 15, West Bengal,India.

Tel.+91 (0) 33 – 2329-2066/9830108925


Year of establishment: 2002

Total no. of staff: 2

Overall objectives:


The International Unit aims to assist CINI International ONLUS, a registered trust, in fostering the establishment of independently registered charities in different countries of the world, with the aim of supporting the work of Child in Need Institute (CINI) in India. The unit works as a liaison office between CINI charities operating around the world and CINI India, tracking international fund flow and allocations. We facilitate self-funded exposure, internship and research work in CINI project areas among international college students and scholars. We also assist donors and individuals who wish to visit CINI in its various field projects. We provide information to individuals and organisations about CINI and handle enquiries from supporters who may be interested in promoting CINI’s work in India and abroad. We finally seek to establish relationships with Indian communities worldwide and secure international donations to CINI India.

Sponsor Relations

The International Unit maintains the databases of our – Adopt a Mother, Save Her Child and Educate a Child sponsorship programmes. It ensures timely reporting to sponsors in India and abroad, and provides logistical and managerial services to CINI Urban and CINI Diamond Harbour Units, which are responsible for the implementation of sponsorship programmes.

Name of person in charge: Ms.Kakoli Dey, Assistant Director

Kakoli Dey holds a Masters in Sociology degree and an Advanced Diploma in System Management. She has been working in CINI since 2002 and leads fundraising and communication activities. She is also the focal point for CINI International in India.