HAPPENING NOW

Growing minds, changing hearts, and making dreams a reality

The Santal parents have asked for more education!

  • On February 12, 2024 students attended their first day of classes in the new school building. The modern, 1200 student facility includes the first West Bengal high school uniquely dedicated to Santal students. The first high school graduation will take place in 2027!
  • The school, border wall and security gates are complete. The 462 students currently enrolled can enjoy a variety of play structures, a volleyball court and soccer (football) field on the ample school grounds.
  • As of February 2024, we have 14 full-time teachers including specialty teachers for English, Bengali, math, science and geography; separate male and female counselor for boys and girls respectively, and extracurricular teachers for soccer (football) and volleyball.
  • Our funding goals for 2024 include a kitchen/refectory, labs, library, additional floors for the girls and boys dorms, more teachers and a basketball court.
  • 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! 
  • 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: 

TRIBE RISING INDIA

Please send checks to: 

TRIBE RISING INDIA
35 MILLER AVE #185
MILL VALLEY, CA 94941