By interlinking with village tourism and encouraging the active participation of tourist guests in sponsoring individual children, the school is now near- sustainable, without ever having taken recourse to funding from government or financial institutions.
Funds for Infrastructure were provided by General “Jimmy: Singh” from his personal resources, spread over 8 years. He also funded operating expenses for the first 2 years.
Funds are channelized through the Awake & Shine Charitable trust. 71 % of the funds came from Sponsors scholarships for individual children. Parents contribution has been build up from Zero to 23 % of the funds. Contributions from the founder- settler provide for 6 % of the funds
Sponsors have been persuaded by our quality education to provide scholarships to deserving children to continue their education at boarding schools at Kalimpong and surroundings. However only 5 children are being supported. We are raising funds to institute scholarships for more deserving children for continuing education.
Joy & Graeme Budd
Ula & Ken Sheather
Sponsors Get Together
Project Chota Suruk has been started in a remote mountain hamlet to build and operate a second Awake and Shine primary School. We are looking for CSR and individual funding for this project. For details go to Project Chota Suruk and Donate.