FUTURE PROJECTS / EVENTS
2020 Homes Birthday Curry Lunch!
The UK Committee will be celebrating the Year of the OGBs with a Homes Birthday curry lunch in Edinburgh, UK. The lunch, at the Royal Scots Club on the 25th. September, is a fund raiser for the kids at the Homes. All OGBs, Sponsors and Friends of the Homes are invited and tickets cost £25. For more information and how to buy your ticket, visit the UK DGH Cttee. site.
BIKE FOR DGH!
18-22 SEPTEMBER, 2020
Ride and fundraise with us - make a difference. Empower the next generation of Grahamite's to continue the legacy of our founder, John Anderson Graham. This ride is not exclusively for alumni only. Any cyclist that is looking for an adventure and love seeing a new place on two wheels is welcome to join us. For details visit bike website.
2021 Cottage Renovations
It is anticipated that GO will undertake a refurbishment / improvement programme of Heathland and Assam boys cottages in the 2020/21 winter.
Details to be finalised / confirmed. You can view the report from the 2020 programme here.
SNAPSHOT OF PAST PROJECTS / EVENTS
Heal The World Project
The Dr Graham's Homes Heal the World Project by the DGH OGB's premiered on the evening of 15th. July, 2020. 31 OGB's came together virtually ranging from ICSE Batches of 1962 to 2016 , from more than 15 locations across the world, with 4 renowned musicians and singers. Organised/produced/directed by OGB Danny Khawas it is hoped the event will generate interest in DGH amongst OGBs and supporters and raise funds to support improvements for the kids at the Homes.
Check it out and share it with your friends. Click to page
GO 2020 Cottage Renovations
GO 2020 Cottage Renovations, GO’s 4th. annual Winter Project in the Homes was successfully completed in early February 2020. Under the project leadership of Pauline Sapphire-Singh (nee Brooks), improvements to Bene, New Thorburn and Elliott plus installation of much needed water tanks, were completed in time for the return of children to the new academic year.
Career Guidance and School Leavers Programme
GO ran a two day workshop at the Homes to bring awareness to senior sponsored students of i) the challenges they will face in society and ii) to provide them with the necessary guidance & counselling in their career choices.
The workshop was led by GO's Bradley Mawer & Ratnalekha Shetty.
One of the first acts GO did was to gift games and sports equipment to Cottages. A study revealed there was very little in the way of sports and games equipment available to students in cottage accommodation.
Participation in these activities generates healthy competition, creates role models and raises self- awareness and effectiveness. The activities supplement the lessons learnt in the classrooms.
Computers and Peripherals
GO, jointly with the UK Cttee. funded the purchase of computers, printers and software at the request of the Homes administration.
Total cost was some Rupees 5.5 lacs.
A list of the purchases here.