Because the boarding schools in Sikkim are primary only, we have had to look over the border to West Bengal, where there is a very long standing school at Kalimpong. Dr Graham’s Homes school was founded in 1900 by a Scottish minister, and has developed into one of the best boarding schools in India. Faithful to its roots, it retains a proportion of places at low cost for disadvantaged children.
Although low cost, education and board at Dr Graham’s is a much more expensive proposition than the primary education at Sikkim Himalayan Academy. Some children have been supported by a single sponsor, but mostly each child has several co-sponsors. In 2018 we and the Dutch Trust were supporting 13 children.