The Children of Sikkim exists to support the education of disadvantaged children from Sikkim, in the Himalaya, NE India. We are a UK registered charity which helps such children to be educated in Sikkim and elsewhere in India, from primary school through to college or university. We give a child continuity of support so as to allow them to achieve their potential.
Imagine being able to completely change the life prospects of a poor child from remote Sikkim. Sponsoring a child’s education for as little as £15 a month can help do just that. Any amount will make a difference.
Buddhist by culture, poor Sikkimese children have no material possessions but are rich in outlook – open, optimistic, grateful, very bound to family, friendships and sharing.
In 2004 Samjyor was 10 years old. Unpaved mountainous roads made travelling daily to school impossible and his parents were too poor to pay for living away from home – his prospects were minimal. Then sponsorship transformed his education.
In 2019 he completed his Master’s degree at the Law faculty of Delhi university, and works as an advocate in Delhi in various courts up to the Supreme Court. He has a bright future, and is looking at some point to go back to Sikkim and help development.