A brighter future for children and young people in Darjeeling

Posts by Kirstie Davidson

Productive Day Unveils Promising Futu...

Productive Day Unveils Promising Futures: Selecting DCT’s Sponsored Children for 2024

As we welcome the new year, our Darjeeling team again embarked on their annual day dedicated to conducting interviews for potential candidates applying for the DCT educational sponsorship programme. As the team had already arranged pre-interview conversations with parents and guardians, they arrived equipped with all of the essential details, which helped to ensure that […]

Unveiling Gifts of Hope: A New Festiv...

Unveiling Gifts of Hope: A New Festive Initiative

The holiday season is upon us, and Darjeeling Children’s Trust is delighted to introduce a brand new initiative that brings joy and meaning to gift-giving. Welcome to the “Gifts of Hope” programme – a wonderful way to make a positive impact this festive season. What is “Gifts of Hope”? The Gifts of Hope programme is […]

KBM’s Diwali: Bhaileni Melodies and D...

KBM’s Diwali: Bhaileni Melodies and Dewsi Vibes

The first night of Diwali sparkled, with our talented girls from KBM Children’s Home leading ‘bhaileni,’ sharing their lovely melodies around the neighbourhood. Bhaileni is a favourite Diwali custom where girls visit neighbours, singing and dancing while offering blessings for prosperity and joy. In return, they get little tokens of appreciation, like sweets and fruits. […]

DCT Treasurer Matthew’s Adventu...

DCT Treasurer Matthew’s Adventures in Darjeeling

A Warm Welcome: Our treasurer, Matthew, arrived safely in Darjeeling on 15th October for his very first visit. A warm welcome was in order, and our project manager, Aashwin, did this in style by treating Matthew to a lovely tea tasting session. Darjeeling tea is famous around the world and is often known as the “Champagne […]

London2Singapore Arrive in Darjeeling...

London2Singapore Arrive in Darjeeling!

The London2Singapore Land Rover team – Tom, Alfred and Anton – have arrived in Darjeeling! The children at KBM were all excited to meet the team and their fascination with the Land Rover travel story so far was evident. One of our nursing students, Dadiki, did an excellent job guiding the important visitors around, and […]

We Are Hiring – Board Chair Opp...

We Are Hiring – Board Chair Opportunity!

Until 5th November, we have an exciting opportunity to join our friendly charity board as Chair of Trustees. We’re looking for someone with experience of leadership and strategic vision delivery who is ready for a new and rewarding challenge, has a passion for India and for helping children and young people, and who can commit to a term of 3 years to […]

The Rickshaw Adventure Begins

The Rickshaw Adventure Begins

Exciting news from Jaisalmer! Mike and his crew are all set to kick off their rickshaw adventure to Kashmir tomorrow morning. They’ve already raised an impressive £2400 for DCT, hitting 68% of their final goal. Check out their Instagram at https://instagram.com/mad_mad_rickshaw_ride for some behind-the-scenes snaps & reels from their first day of training with their […]

London2Singapore Update – Back ...

London2Singapore Update – Back on Track!

From a shaky beginning with a Land Rover breakdown near Peterborough right after departing London three weeks ago, the London to Singapore team is now cruising with confidence on their thrilling adventure. Through France, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Turkey, they’ve met all the challenges and are back on the road in full force! […]

Mike Havard’s Ambitious Indian ...

Mike Havard’s Ambitious Indian Auto-Rickshaw Journey

Next month, get ready to join us in following another amazing adventurist fundraiser! Mike Havard and team are revving up their engines for an ambitious auto rickshaw journey all the way from Rajasthan to Kashmir.  Fundraising is already in full swing, and you can be a part of it too: https://www.justgiving.com/team/mad-mad-rickshaw-ride Follow their journey on […]

London2Singapore Land Rover Expeditio...

London2Singapore Land Rover Expedition – We Have Lift Off!

The London to Singapore Expedition has officially begun! Yesterday afternoon, trustees Marilyn and Sharan were there to wish Tom Waring and his team well as they set off from the iconic Grenadier in London, aiming for their first overnight stop in Belgium. This legendary overland journey, first attempted in 1955 by two Land Rover teams […]