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How DGH Started .

In 1900 a young Scottish cleric and his wife were sent to the foothills of the Himalayas. Appalled by the plight of the abandoned children of British tea planters he started the Homes at Kalimpong near Darjeeling. His vision was to create an organisation which would take in these poor, uncared for children and give them health, education, self-respect and a trade. Eventually the cleric became the Moderator, or father of the Church of Scotland. He was tireless in his efforts to improve the prospects of a forgotten people.  John Anderson Graham was an extremely persuasive person and his money raising efforts became legendary, many of his fellow countrymen, the Scottish merchants and businessmen in India parted with substantial sums.

Today 100 years later Dr. Grahams Homes has helped over 5000 children escape from poverty and given them hope and opportunity. The homes have some 400 sponsored Anglo-Indian boys and girls. Their care and education is entirely paid for by voluntary contributions some of it coming from as far afield as Japan, Switzerland, Australia and Norway
It would be wrong to think that the school only caters for destitute children, there is a good mix of sponsored, fee paying pupils and boarders and the standard of education is constantly improving. Children from all the ethnic and religious groups are to be found studying at Dr Grahams. The school is an asset locally as it provides education and employment for the local peoples. The presence of ethnic Nepali, Lepcha, Tibetan and Bhutanese pupils provide rich and diverse learning environment

The Anglo-Indian community in India is still marginalized and work for the main wage earner is becoming more difficult to find.  The queue of Anglo-Indian children from Calcutta's slums grows every month - The Homes desperately needs you to sponsor a child or to help us to pay for renovation of  the buildings. New equipment is needed so that the children can be taught the skills needed by their generation.

( found this beautiful article written about the anglo Indian DGH /Ogbs ) on the Internet .So I copied and pasted it here .


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