Gamru Village School Support





History Logs

Project Description

Country: India

Location: Dharamsala, HP

Total Budget: $2,000

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: General

Summary: Provide furntiture for kindergarten classes, sweaters for 100 students and some operating funds for students in Dharamsala, India

Please note that Gamru Village School is a registered charity in India (#182450068), and has an FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulation Act) account. An FCRA account is required by TRF and the Indian government to transfer funds to India. TRF has approved District Grants in India provided the recipient of the District Grant has an FCRA account.

The Gamru Village School provides free education to poor, underserved children in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India. This school was started in 2004 to serve the children of the local poor community and the children of the migrant laborers. Many of these families cannot afford to send their children to the government schools because although the schools are free, there are still some fees, and families would have to buy books and uniforms which they cannot afford. There is no cost to attend Gamru Village School. Only the children from the poorest families are accepted at the school.

The school currently serves 145 children, has 9 teachers and 2 staff. The school survives from donations from local and international sponsors. The Rotary Club of Del Mar has supported this school through previous grants. A Matching Grant project was done in 2009 to give a great boost to the school by supplying key equipment and support including kitchen equipment, bookcases, uniforms, books, school supplies, computers, water filtration system, etc. District Grants were made in 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19. See Matching Grant project D-1311 and District Grants P-1408, P-1840 and P-2376.

The school needs new furniture for kindergarten classes and sweaters for 100 students. Any funds in excess of these purchases will be used to cover operating expenses. This grant provides for these needs at cost of 100,000-175,000 INR or approx. US$2,000.

We will be working locally with the Rotarians from The Dharamsala Rotary Club in District 3070. District 5340 and the Rotary Club of Dharamsala have had a close working relationship over many years.

Project Contact Person

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: Del Mar

Primary Contact: Dugan Moore

Email: dugan_moore@yahoo.com

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Del Mar (5340)









Project Supporting Documents

Deposit Info

FCRA details

FCRA Registration Info.

First Rep Bank Wire Trsf

Gamru Bank Stmt

Indian Bank Receipt USD


Project Photos

History Log Entries


by Dugan Moore

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Dugan Moore

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Dugan Moore

System Entry: Project signed by Dugan Moore.


by Brett Mattei

System Entry: Project signed by Brett Mattei.


by Mike Whitehurst

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Mike Whitehurst

Project Sponsor response to TRF inquiry:

All materials will be purchased in India. Funds will be wire transferred directly to the organization's bank account. The official name of the organization is "Community Growth Society". Please see the attached (protected) pdf with the address and FCRA number. The current FCRA registration is valid through 6/3/2022.


by Scott Carr

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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