About


The Aim

To Provide free education for children regardless of religion, caste, gender or social status and promote the qualities of kindness and compassion, ethical behaviour and a sense of universal responsibility.

The Classes

We currently offer free education to a mixture of street and underprivileged children, ages 5-16, six days a week.
Classes are from 4pm to 7.30pm. We teach reading and writing in Hindi and English, social skills, art, music, meditation and traditional Indian dance.

Help


Children of the Ganges is a registered public charity with 501(c)(3) status (US) and runs through donations and fundraising activites.
Through donations so far we have hired a head teacher and an assistant and rented and furnished a class room in the locality for the kids.

Food

$11 provides a healthy warm meal for 20 students for 1 day

Teachers

$35 pays for a class assistant
$70 pays our head teacher

Equipment

$40 pays for 20 thick lined notebooks, 40 pencils, 20 erasers and 20 sharpeners.

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Volunteer


If you would like to help us we welcome volunteers.
You do not have to be a specially trained teacher (although if you are it helps) and half of the time just joining in the classes as class room helpers and spending time with the children is appreciated.

Although you are welcome to come for a short visit, for the sake of the children it would be nicer if you could commit to spend at least one week helping.

How to Volunteer

Please send us an email.

Alternativly, if you are in Rishikesh and would like to visit our school please contact Swati Gupta via Gupta Bookstore (Swargashram side, easily found, on the road to Laxman Jhula, ask around), she will meet you and take you to our school.

Conditions

We do not cover the cost of transport, accommodation or meals, so you must meet all your own expenses. However we can help by recommending local hotels, taxi services, etc. One of our supporters also offers reasonable priced tour services.

Contact Us


Kashmir Kutiya
Geeta ashram
Post Swargashram
Pin 249304
Utterkhand
India

You can contact us directly: Truike@netzero.net

Or via our facebook page.