About Us

We currently offer free education to 40 students 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.

Our students are a mixture of street and underprivileged children, some of whom work during the day selling, for example, recycled bags, flowers and water bottles by the side of the Ganges. Others live in the neighbourhood/community. We believe that through education the children have a better chance to succeed in life/the future.

Our Aims

  • Provide free education for children regardless of religion, caste, gender or social status
  • To promote the qualities of kindness and compassion, ethical behaviour and a sense of universal responsibility
  • Provide a free, healthy, warm meal everyday
  • To inspire children with the qualities of leadership and the motivation

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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 based in USA you can talk directly to Truike (+1) 9173271996, if you are based in or visiting India you can contact Yogiji (+91) 08909101400.

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.

How to get there

Rishikesh is 250km north from Delhi, in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India. It is well-connected to Delhi by both rail and road.

  • Rail: Haridwar station is nearest to Rishikesh and connected to most major tourist centres in Northern India and from there one can take a bus or taxi to Rishikesh, a 45mins. drive.
  • Road: Rishikesh is well connected by road to most tourist places. Travel times from a few places are: Delhi 250kms app. 5hrs; Jaipur 500kms app. 9hrs; Agra 400kms app. 7hrs.

It is also possible to fly, the nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun. Dehradun to Rishikesh is approximately 1 hour by bus/taxi.

To arrange a taxi pickup from Haridwar Station or Dehradun Airport, or any other travel arrangements, please contact Yogiji.

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.

How you can help

Buy art cards made by the children

1 pack of 10 cards: $22
Beautiful art cards (two of each) with envelopes made by the street children from Rishikesh.

5 packs of cards (50 cards): $110
Great as a starter for your own fundraiser project for Children of the Ganges.

10 packs of cards (100 cards): $220
Great for your own fundraiser project for Children of the Ganges.

Cards

Other options:

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Contact Us

Please fill out the form below to send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Contact Info

Address4321 California St,
San Francisco, CA 12345

Phone +1 123 456 1234

Email info@company.com