Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from Tribe Rising India!

This has been a banner year for our program in Gurap! We dedicated the first girls’ dormitory and began building the first high school explicitly dedicated to Santal students on a substantial plot of new land the school now owns. And St Xavier’s Gurap now has a student population that has grown 400%! We hired subject specific math and science teachers who are not Santals, and a counselor to help our middle schoolers navigate the world beyond their village and build resilience.

The student’s test scores reflect what teacher’s report: they are growing in dedication, learning study skills and gaining confidence daily. The language proficiency of our youngest students proves out developmental theories that languages are more readily learned in early childhood. This bodes well for future English learning and pursuing post high school education and job opportunities.

And right now, about one hundred workers a day are finishing the interior of school, doing exterior painting, upgrading and painting the boy’s dormitory, filling and prepping all the land, and completing the border walls and new entrance (designed to ensure the safety of our students). Check out the progress in the above recent photo!

Hundreds more applications have arrived for January! Our partners are working to take as many new students as possible in January while maintaining the highest educational, boarding and safety standards. Believe it or not—Gurap may have a wait list!

None of this would be possible without the unwavering support of you, our incredibly generous and committed donors. Tribe Rising is ending 2022 with another highly successful fundraising year on the books. And 2024 scholarships are already arriving! We are deeply grateful.

Thanks to you, the students of Gurap St Xavier and their families have experienced the joy and promise that the Holiday season embodies. Thanks to you, change is happening…one hopeful student at a time.

Wishing you all many blessings in the Holiday season, Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year,

Help us start off 2024 with the all resources the students need for another great year—donate to the scholarship fund today!

Recognize our beloved Mt Tam? Thanks to a partnership with the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, Tribe Rising scholarship banners adorn Miller Ave for the month of December. In this community filled with generous donors who champion education, it’s an honor to showcase Tribe Rising!

Help us build up our growing student body:
  • Honor someone special by gifting a scholarship in her or his name(s)–a great holiday gift for that someone who has everything! 
  • Donate to our capital campaign or annual fundraiser to help us complete the Gurap K-12 campus.

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