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The Rose of Tralee, Maggie McEldowney, has travelled to Kolkata in India as an ambassador for the HOPE Foundation.

Maggie McEldowney representing Chicago is crowned the 2016 International Rose of Tralee in the Festival Dome live on RTÉ Photo By Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD - www.dwalshphoto.ie Tralee Co Kerry Ireland Mobile Phone : 00353 87 26 72 033 Land Line : 00 353 66 71 22 981 E/mail : info@dwalshphoto.ie WEB Site : www.dwalshphoto.ie

The Chicago native will visit child protection centres established to get the children off the streets and into education.

She will also see first-hand the day to day struggles of the children living in the slums.

The HOPE foundation operates over 60 projects in Kolkata and has provided 30,000 children with access to education and a further 300,000 adults with access to healthcare and training programmes.

Follow Maggie’s Journey of HOPE on Facebook and Twitter.