The Banyan Tree Tuition Groups continue to provide education and encourage young people in Kerela to reach their academic potential and finally give better career opportunities to their students.
Even through the covid world-wide pandemic both ends, at home and in India have flourished. Here in Strathaven despite the effects of the Covid pandemic we have continued to support these groups and in Kerela where the effects are much greater tuition has been able to continue although to a lesser degree.
HHI helps with the recruitment and pays the salaries of the teachers and at the start of the school year, provides the funds for the students to be given school supplies including notebooks, pencils, pens and other learning aids.
In India many classes have been replaced by peripatetic teachers providing tuition. Here in Stra’ven it has been amazing the various ways in which our supporters have continued to donate to the Banyan Tree Tuition Groups – by post, with an envelope through Ian Gow’s letter box, by personal messenger to his house or meeting him in the street,
In 2020 a total of £2,168 was raised and the total to the end of October in 2021 is £2,694. With the addition of the monies reclaimed from Gift Aid (25% of these totals) we are on target to being able to provide the support for three tuition groups in the coming year thanks to the generosity of many of our Strathaven supporters and to the efforts of Ian Gow.
Many thanks to all our local supporters who continue to make donations and help keep the Banyan Tree Tuition Groups operational and providing educational support to many deprived young folk in south India.