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A Promise is a Promise: The Battle for GEMS

All we wanted to do was to start a school for our village children, to offer them English Medium education so they would have more skills and tools to make a better life for themselves and their families. How hard can that be? Let me tell you. It has never been hard to educate our…

The Yellow Metal Monster

Bob Merrell, Headteacher of Oldfield Brow Primary School and one of GEMS schools most dedicated supporters has published a childrens story “The Yellow Metal Monster”. The Yellow Metal Monster’ is told through the eyes of a young girl, Sapna, and centres around the lives of the children and adults living in a small Indian village…

Katie and James’s cycling adventure!

In early June, former volunteers Katie and James will be taking on a massive 3000 kilometres on their bicycles, cycling all the way across Europe! Katie and James are both teachers from the UK who spent 3 months volunteering at the GEMS and living in the village Sainji, during which they taught a range of…

GEMS Christmas Cards

Merry Christmas everyone. Our GEMS children have been very busy creating Christmas Cards once again. This year we hope that you will want to select one and send it to some of your family or close friends and make a donation to our school so that we can continue providing them the education they so…

My dream comes true – by Neelam Chauhan

Neelam Chauhan’s first book tells of her first visit to England and the way in which her dream came true. It follows a teacher’s desire to embrace the world of education, to allow her to achieve her dreams and her own reflections upon a country and a culture very different to her own. A fascinating…

Quest for Excellence: GEMS Five Year Plan

Hi everyone We have just completed our five year plan for where we want to take GEMS in the next five years. The costs are great, but we are confident that we can get there. Perhaps some of you would like to help a little with our dream, through contributions or fundraisers of your own,…

The $15 buy me a uniform campaign

For just as little as $15 (£10.00) you can buy a child their school uniform. We would like to use “The $15 buy me a uniform campaign’ to enable us to eliminate the cost of uniforms for all 230 of our children’s parents. You can buy one uniform or if you have some spare funds…