COVID-19 Relief Gamru School





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Project Description

Country: India

Location: Dharamsala, HP

Total Budget: $2,000

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: General

Summary: This grant will supply devices and online access to students to ensure learning continuation.

Founded in 2004, Gamru Village School provides free education to poor, underserved children in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh in northern India. The school serves the children of the local community made up primarily of migrant workers. Many of these families cannot afford to send their children to the government schools because although the schools are tuition free, there are still some expenses including books and uniforms that they cannot afford. There is no cost to attend Gamru Village School. Only children from the poorest families are accepted at the school.

This grant will provide Gamru Village School students with the necessary equipment including devices and online access to ensure their learning can continue whether the physical school is open or closed. In the global Covid-19 environment, online study has become the only way for students to stay current with academic curriculum when schools are closed. The devoted teachers of Gamru Village School are doing their best to continue teaching in this unfortunate environment. Children of the village have been scrambling for borrowed time on cell phones owned by others in the community. This grant seeks to help level the playing field for these students who are already disadvantaged as a result of their poverty.

We will work with local Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Dharamsala in District 3070. Rotary Club of Del Mar and Rotary Club of Dharamsala have a close working relationship developed over many years of working on grants together.

Project Contact Person

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: Del Mar

Primary Contact: Dugan Lamoise

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 2020-21 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





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History Log Entries


by Dugan Lamoise

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Dugan Lamoise

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Dugan Lamoise

System Entry: Project signed by Dugan Lamoise.


by Elana Levens-Craig

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by James Morrison

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

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