At the foothills of the Himalayas in Dehradun, India, we serve 137 students from India, Nepal, and Tibetan refugee camps.
The Indian city of Dehradun is home to Pestalozzi World’s Indian Village which was established in 2004.
It is a home away from home for 90 girls and 48 boys. About one-third of its children are Indian, one-third are from Nepal, and the families of the other third are Tibetan refugees.
The children are cared for by a dedicated group of housemothers and live in family units. The staff are complimented by trained counsellors, social workers and experienced educators.
Dehradun is also home to a number of high-quality secondary schools which are pleased to enroll Pestalozzi World students. Every morning, the children travel to these schools by bus.
In the evenings after school and at weekends they play sports such as football and volleyball; tend to their organic gardens; learn skills such as carpentry, cookery and needlework; participate in clubs such as art, dance and drama; and help prepare meals and keep their surroundings clean and well maintained.
Many children in the Village sing in a choir and take music lessons. Tutors come to the village in the evening to help students with school work.