As children grew up, some moved to secondary education at Dr Graham’s Homes school in Kalimpong, just across the border from Sikkim in West Bengal.
For those, we collect sponsorship funds from several sponsors which together pay for school fees and board.
Typically, it takes eight sponsors to support a child at Dr Graham’s Homes.
In due course, young people move from secondary school to higher education, where the funding model is the same, although university is more expensive than secondary education. Also, students might be educated anywhere in India, and not just Sikkim.
For this we top up what support is available from the government of Sikkim. Miksim for example is at nursing college in Bengaluru. We pay her hostel and living costs, but her fees are met by the Sikkim government.