Growing and changing

GROWING AND CHANGING Growing and Changing I can quote numbers and tell you all about how St Xavier’s Gurap has grown, but these before and after pictures of our students speak volumes! Our students are growing up, growing in confidence and growing their minds. The handsome young man in the last photo, Akar, will be […]

Spotlight on a Santal Tribe Member

Spotlight on a Santal Tribe Member – Meet Durga Mardi Prianca Sharan | March 24, 2023 Spotlight on a Santal Tribe Member – Meet Durga Mardi  By Prianca Sharan   My home of America is often described as a melting pot, where different cultures swirl and sludge together into one emulsified entity. In my experience, […]

A Happy Journey

A Happy Journey Original post by Annette Venables | March 14, 2023     Smiles! Smiles! Smiles! Children in the yard and on the rooftop, with their teachers, their families and their American friends! We celebrated the girls’ dormitory, the older students’ English and the oldest students’ dreams; but it’s the youngest children who are the heralds of a new generation. THANKS TO EACH […]

The Journey Continues

The Journey Continues Original post by Annette Venables | February 1, 2023 Heading Back to India We are so excited to be heading back to India—our first trip since November 2019! To say a lot has happened in that time is the understatement of the century. Global events aside… We will be visiting a campus […]

A Strong Foundation Matters

A Strong Foundation Matters Original post by Annette Venables | December 16, 2022 Santal children at St. Xavier in Kolkata, India. Courtesy image. A Strong Foundation Matters The foundation of our buildings is strong, and now we see the fruits of that initial hard work of preparing a rice paddy to hold a building. The high […]