Growing minds, changing hearts, and making dreams a reality

The Santal parents have asked for more education!

  • The January 2023 new school year began with 396 students—that’s a 400% increase from our first sponsored class! And we welcomed our first eighth-graders!
  • Construction on the high school began in March of 2022. The modern, fully-equipped, 1200 student facility is the first West Bengal high school uniquely dedicated to Santal students. Construction is expected to be complete in January 2024.
  • In March of 2022, the first subject-specific teachers were hired for the middle school, and St Xavier’s Gurap welcomed its first 6th and 7th graders. A counselor was also hired. And the school nurse is now full-time and a matron of the girls’ dormitory.
  • The first girls’ dormitory, a 3-story, modern facility is now complete! Construction continued when possible during the global pandemic, providing jobs in the local community. The first group of girls moved in when the students returned to school in late February 2022.
  • In the Spring of 2022, additional land surrounding the school was purchased for future expansion, and a border wall is now under construction to mark and secure the full St Xavier’s Gurap campus!
  • During the Covid lockdown, potatoes and rice were planted and harvested to support the future nutritional needs of the students and the community.

  • An auditory language lab was up and running and introducing students to introductory English skills.

  • The children were gifted track outfits, color coordinated by class, in order to provide them with a sense of unity and dignity when gathering with other local schools for events.

  • The teachers and staff were gifted coordinating, professional clothing for participation in teacher days and other local school programming.

  • The children were also gifted other new clothing and school supplies, including books.

  • The school was gifted goats.

  • Over 200 coconut trees were planted to provide shade, refreshing drink, and snacks, as well as to establish the perimeter of the St Xavier’s campus.

  • Playground (filled in, fencing, uniforms and PE)

  • Computer Lab and Sound System

  • More sanitary bathrooms

  • First Aid Office and hygiene education

  • Caregiver for the youngest/2nd cook

  • Closed Circuit Cameras (cable)

  • Fire safety equipment

  • Washing machine

  • Revitalizing the pond—in progress

  • Painting and beautification of the school—in progress 

Even after the schools are built, scholarships will ensure that children and their families can afford to stay on year after year.

Families are required to make a small monthly contribution to their children’s education regardless of scholarships or funding from any source.

*Check donations can be made payable to: 


Please send checks to: 

35 MILLER AVE #185