£20 a month can help completely change the life prospects of a poor child from the state of Sikkim, NE India, by supporting their education from around 10 years through to the end of higher education.
Sikkim is India’s least populous state and second smallest. It is nested in the Himalaya between Nepal, China and Bhutan, and is home to Kanchenjunga, at 8586 metres the world’s third highest peak after Everest and K2.
Educational opportunities are limited, because although the Indian government provides schools, long and difficult journeys mean that children have to live away from home. The state does not provide this, which means that poorer children from outside main towns just cannot go to school.