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All the Girls Who Dream

It is six am, Sunday morning and I can’t sleep.  I climb out of bed and tip toe across the room so not to wake my husband.  The house is cold. It is winter now. I look out the window. The sky is midnight blue; the stars are still shining brightly in the sky and…

The $20 Buys a Set of School Books Campaign!

For just as little as $20 (£13.00) you can buy a full set of textbooks for a child for one year. We would like to use “The $20 buys a textbook set campaign” to enable us to eliminate the cost of textbooks for all 220+ of our children and their parents. We do our best…

Newsletter 2015

GEMS Turns six! Our original 13 then and now. The photograph on top shows our first 13 students, how they looked a few weeks after we opened, and the second shows how they look now. They have come so far, and we are so very proud of them. When we started we offered classes Kindergarten…

Life of Kajal

This is a film about Kajal, a young lady who studies in class 7 at GEMS. It shows a typical day in Kajal’s life and highlights how important education is to her.…

Nonsters – Monsters with nonsense names

Class 5 have been reading a poem by Lewis Carroll titled “Jaberwocky” which is a poem that describes a monster named the Jaberwocky using nonsense words (read the poem here). Nonsense words were created by merging two or more words together to make a brand new word. Class 5 had fun creating some of their…

Children’s Day at the J.W. Marriot

As a tribute to International Children’s Day, on November 21, 2014, the J.W. Marriot Hotel in Mussoorie graciously invited the GEMS Class 1 and 2 to celebrate the holiday at their hotel. The Marriot executive staff had organized an exciting schedule for the kids filled with crafts, games, remarkable snacks, and a gourmet lunch. The…

Nutritious Meals for GEMS!

Thanks again to Mr. Narang from the Mars Group, GEMS children now enjoy nutritious lunches every day. This is perhaps the only nutritious meal of the day for most of our children, 80% of whom are below their height and growth percentile. Meals consist of lentils, rice and a vegetable. And in winter time we…