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Global OGB Association (GO)
Completion of the Phase 1 & 2 "Adopt a Classroom" Project.
Almost a year ago, GO launched an appeal to fund the "Adopt A Classroom" Project to refurbish classrooms in the junior and middle school (Queen Mary & Hornell Blocks). A total sum of ca 53 lacs (US $66k) was raised. A year later, GO is pleased to announce the completion of the refurbishment of 22 classrooms.
GO would like to thank the many OGBs and Friends of Dr Graham's Homes for their very generous donations and support, which have allowed the Homes children to return to safer, brighter and healthier classrooms. Please click here for a statement from the GO Management following the completion of the project.
Passion, Inspiration, Determination - Join the Ride of a Lifetime!
BIKE FOR DGH - 2022.
After a break of some 5 years, the popular fund raising bike event is back again! Organised by OGB Tenzing Norsang, the ride will take place in September from Kathmandu, Nepal to Kalimpong, India.
Please visit this site for more information and to register your interest.
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.
Bikers enroute from Kathmandu to Kalimpong - K2K 2014.
Beating the drum for the Homes!
The school Band will be marching on Independence Day with some new drums purchased by GO following an appeal from members of the band! Thanks to a sponsor, GO was able to arrange the purchase and delivery of the drums to the school, earlier this week.
Be sure to cheer the DGH contingent as they march and give the salute at the Independence Day parade!
Hornell Block (Senior Classrooms) Refurbishments completed!
GO's 'Adopt a Classroom' Project Team, working closely with the DGH Workshop, have announced the completion of the refurbishment of the senior classrooms.. The refurbishments have been completed on time and within budget. The team have sent some images of the refurbishment work - Click here to view.
If you are interested in supporting the project financially or through provision of resources or indeed, by sharing your skills please contact the team for information.
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.
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!
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
UK & SCOTLAND: https://www.amazon.co.uk
The Katherine Graham Memorial Chapel