India School

Gate1 our tour company on this trip to India sponsors a private school in India in a small village just outside of Agra India. Many of the people that we were traveling with brought school supplies for the children.

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We got to meet the children and talk with them.

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Nana Sue and Papa brought with them the snacks that Papa is going to use on his climb up to Mount Everest. We gave each child one of the snacks.

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Many were not sure what it was but once they tasted it they wanted more.

Schooling is so important here in India. The government schools do not do a great job in teaching the children and the competition to get into the colleges is very fierce. The children in the rural areas (70% of the people in India are farmers) do not get a great education.

A local man recognized the need and opened up this private Indian School. He now has 300 students in 7 classrooms. Through Gate1 Travel they are working on funding additional classrooms and supplies.

This story is so familiar as my cousin, Charlie Sloan, started a school in Tanzania Africa many years ago. His school is called Nianjema and supports students from per-school through high school. Nianjema School Details

It made all us very happy to be a small part of helping these students.

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