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Global OGB Association (GO)
Adopt a Classroom Update - March, 2022.
With your generous donations, GO was able to fully fund the refurbishment and upgrade of 12 Classrooms in the Junior Block. The work is now complete and the final cost of the Phase 1 project is estimated at ₹ 25.3 lakhs. A summary of the cost is attached here.
GO is progressing the Phase 2 programme of refurbishing and upgrading 10 classrooms in the senior block. Total cost of the Phase 2 project is estimated at ₹ 29 lakhs and is expected to start end April. Funds raised for Phase 2 currently stands at ₹ 22.2 lakhs. The shortfall in the budget needs to be covered, and once again, we appeal to the OGBs and supporters to dig deep and donate generously. For more information about the costs and how to donate, please download the following document.
GO is an independent voluntary body managed by former students of Dr Graham’s Homes, Kalimpong, India.
GO is about reconnecting alumni and enabling a constructive working relationship with the School’s Board of Management, its Administration and various global organisations to improve and safeguard the long term future of the Homes.
The association is open to all former students, teachers, staff and friends of Dr Graham’s Homes.
GO Meeting Minutes - February 2022.
Minutes of the GO management Committee meeting held on February 19th can be read here.
Dr Graham's Homes is open again!
The school re-opened on March 1st. after a ca 2 year COVID shutdown, to all students, including the boarders. State & Local COVID rules and guidelines continue to be strictly followed. Since September, GO has been refurbishing the classrooms in the Junior School Block. Most of the work on the block has been completed and students and teachers were delighted to find themselves in classrooms that had been modernised and refurbished in their absence!
Click here to read a report and an acknowledgement by GO's Sushil Marda, a key and active member of the Adopt A Classroom project. Below is a slide of images of the refurbished classrooms, under occupancy!
Juniors return to refurbished Classrooms!
RIP Mr Prakash Chibber.
It is with deep sadness that we learned of the passing of our legendary PT teacher, on 22nd. February, 2022. He was a much loved icon who first arrived at the Homes in the 1960's and brought modern ideas to physical education and training at the Homes.
We offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Prakash Chibber.
The Batch of 1990 paid the following tribute to 'Chibber' in 2015.
Adopt a Classroom Project in progress!
Phase 1 of the Go Adopt A Classroom Project is nearing completion with 6 out of 12 classes being renovated completely. Above is an update video made by one of the OGB volunteers Jigme! Video, of course, accompanied by the school song!
GO Management Committee.
Who is on the Committee? The following list contains profiles of the members as at October 2021.
Adopt a Classroom Appeal !
The Homes remains partially closed as it follows Indian government COVID guidelines to restrict face to face teaching in the class room. The shortfall in school and boarding fees has considerably impacted the resources available to the Homes Management to maintain the fabric and infrastructure on the campus. GO, with the support of the Management, has launched the “ADOPT A CLASSROOM” project to upgrade the furniture and the infrastructure of the classrooms.
We are inviting you, as an individual OGB to “SPONSOR A DESK” or, as a joint batch effort, to “ADOPT A CLASSROOM”. We hope OGBs and Friends worldwide will support this fundraiser. Click here for more information about the programme and how you can donate.
Ray of Sunshine!
What a proud moment! Old Boy Raymond Cooke releases his autobiography! It is fabulous, funny, engaging and above all a story of an incredible journey of a little 'orphan' boy! A Must Read! Detailed chapters about his growing up in DGH will make you reminisce! Support the book - Proceeds of the book sales will go towards renovating the senior school classrooms under GO Adopt A Classroom Project!!! Amazing photographs included!!
AUSTRALIA & NZ: https://www.amazon.com.au/Im-Not-Quitter.../dp/B09NFKY9BV
UK & SCOTLAND: https://www.amazon.CO.UK/Im-Not-
Click here for information about the Adopt a Classroom programme.