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GEMS Girls Sponsorship Programme

There is a saying in India:
“If you educate a boy, you educate a man, but if you educate a girl, you educate a family.”

The general sentiment among poor families in India is that one should not invest too heavily in a daughter because she will only get married and go to live with her husband’s family. This perception is noted at Garhwal English Medium School (GEMS). While we have 162 children enrolled in our school, only 51 are girls. We hope to increase this number to 100 girls over the next year. Our girls dream of a better life.

Find out more about the GEMS girls sponsorship programme


Meet our students, see some of the pictures they have drawn and find out a little bit more about each of them. Sponsorship options are available on each students page.
Meet our students

Meet some of our students who have already been sponsored, find out more about their lives in the Garhwal region and see some of their schoolwork.
Meet some of our sponsored students!

Meet some of our students who still require support, find out more about their lives in the Garhwal region and see some of their schoolwork. Sponsorship options are available on each students page.
Meet our students still in need of sponsership.

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.