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In India many classes have been replaced by peripatetic teachers providing tuition.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 2019 a total of £2019 was raised and the total to the end of August that year was £1551. The donations for the Banyan Tree Tuition Groups at the end of August this year was £1387 so we are almost on our target to provide five tutors for the whole of 2020 despite many of our supporters having been impacted by the pandemic.
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.