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 of teas”.
A Mission to Connect:
Matthew acclimated quickly to the Darjeeling altitude (2045m above sea level, compared with 20.4m in his hometown of Lincoln) and began his mission to connect with our sponsored children by visiting Assembly of God School, home to 10 of our hardworking children. They had great fun showing Matthew around, and chatting about their school lives and ambitions.
The following day at Prabhudas School, Matthew was impressed by the well-behaved children and the stunning decorations that adorned the school. His next stop that afternoon was Mahatma Gandhi High School, where he was warmly welcomed by both the amazing staff and the incredible students. Education really is the key to a brighter future, and these dedicated schools are shining examples of this.