Project Awake and Shine

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Rural Development

The Samthar community is progressive, well organized and of independent mind and thought. Accordingly Awake and Shine has focused on development through example by demonstrating models for improving the quality of life

Rain water harvesting

There is an acute shortage of water during the dry season from Nov till March. Water harvesting project was initiated by the Rotary Club of Benalla, Australia for storage of 80,000 literes of water at the Awake & Shine School, primarily for water usage in the children’s toilets. The project was completed in June 2015, and is functional. This is now acting as a model for the area.

Model Kitchen

Dining Kitchen Annex: A model rural Kitchen has been constructed at Awake & Shine School for use by home stay guests. It is also show casing a possible model for the community 

Solar Lighting

Solar lighting sets were installed by The Samthar Farm house and the Awake & Shine School. Many households have followed suite

Basic Health care clinic

The Wise Elephant group, of Canada; headed by Dr Sanjeev Goel and Dr Lopita Banerjee launched an initiative to provide volunteer services for simple health care to remote hamlets around Samthar. The idea was to bring doctors from Canada on a annual basis with free medicines , and set up medical camps to bring health care to the remote region around Samthar. This is an ongoing programme since 2008.

Our Address: Project Awake and Shine
Samthar Farm House, Basti and Post Office Samthar, Kalimpong,
Dist Darjeeling, West Bengal, India - 734301
Mobile: +91-94340-47372,E-mail : awakeandshineschool@yahoo.com, gurudongma@outlook.com, gurudongma@gmail.com
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