Build our School One Room at a time

In 2017, we lost the building where we had been running our school from.  We were able to secure land and put up a tin building with 10 classrooms for our 200 children. But we need a proper building -- one which includes a computer room, science lab, library, office, ten classrooms, a dining hall and a proper kitchen. Currently we are educating our children as best we can, but we have tin walls, which are noisy and we deal with mice, rats and snakes regularly.  The conditions in which we teach are so basic. We do our best, but we could do so much more with a proper building. We will build it one room at a time with your help.  One room will cost $12,000.00 US. This includes the bricks, cement, wires, doors, windows, fixtures, and labour.  We need to start immediately. Your donation will literally change lives. The Garhwal English Medium School offers free quality education to children from 25 different villages who, with the help of our school are going to make a difference in their families and in their own lives.  Your help WILL make a difference. 

The Garhwal English Medium School is a not for profit charitable school. We began in 2009 in response to the poor quality of education in our area. My husband and I wanted to provide our village children with the tools to be competitive in the world and to break the cycle of poverty.  We began in a cow shed with just 8 students and quickly grew to include more than 200. We were offered a new building and promised all the hopes and dreams we had for our children would come true. But the foundation who offered us such an opportunity were corrupt and really only wanted a facade of a school, and used us to gain the land. We were ousted from the building after five years and four court cases which the judge ruled in our favour. Finally they found a corrupt judge in the High court who overthrew the decisions of the other four judges and we had to relocate very quickly. So we are in a tin building at the moment, but it is very difficult to teach as it is noisy, dusty, and we can not offer all the learning resources we would like. Our children deserve so much more. They are so bright and eager to learn. Our children know the value of an education. I know that with a proper computer lab, library and science lab the whole world would open up to them. So please help us build this school - one room at a time. Thank you. 
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