Why this project needed our help
In 2005, the Congress School, located on the outskirts of Darjeeling, requested assistance for the rebuilding of their tin classrooms which had leaked during the monsoon season.
How Juniper Trust helped
Juniper Trust donated £8000 which enabled the complete rebuilding of the school. Leftover funds furthermore enabled the building of a hall which provides the students with a recreation room housing a small attached library and a mini theatre for school performances. In Spring 2006, York College (UK) visited the school and assisted with whitewashing the walls and joined in some celebrations to recognize the completion of the School. In the Spring of 2007, King Edwards School (UK) also visited Congress school, as part of the KE trip to India, and established a link with a promise to help where they can.
What difference has been made?
The school was completed in the spring of 2006. The following year, King Edwards School, UK, visited Congress School as part of their KE trip to India, and pledged further help if possible. With these improved conditions, student numbers have increased, and no further donations are required at the moment, highlighting the success of this project. Juniper Trust thanks Rimo Expeditions in India for their part in the project.