The Siddhartha Free Children Educational Centre
During our travels through India in December 2002, we came upon a little school room in a very small village near Bodhgaya, one of the most spiritual places in India, lying north of Calcutta.
A mud floored hut with fifty ragged barefoot children. They wrote on slate with chalk and were reciting their tables. These children were so willing to learn – so poor – yet so happy.
The two teachers were volunteers under Buddhist influence, who are trying to give the children a start in life by teaching them to read, write and understand basic arithmetic. We now have 150 students and 10 disabled resident orphans. Education in India is NOT FREE.
- Keep the children in books and writing materials
- Give them a small lunch where there would be none
- Keep them in uniform to give them a sense of pride
We at Compton House would like to say a special ‘thank you’ to all who have been kind enough to help our cause by donations throughout the year, every penny of which goes directly to achieve our aims. We hope to expand this page shortly with more from the children themselves.
Raffle Winners 2012
1) 1st PRIZE £200 voucher for Compton House of Fashion
Mrs. Hodge ticket 1548
2) 2nd PRIZE Christmas Hamper- filled with Polly’s preserves
Mrs. Bates ticket 1556
3) 3rd PRIZE Lunch for two at the Dining Room
Mrs. B. Totterilll ticket 1565
The Christmas Charity Raffle raised £275, every penny raised and donated is spent on the school.
You can see below a copy of a letter from Pramod the Headmaster of the school. In addition to raising money ourselves we also receive donations from customers of the shop, family and friends. Should any of you wish to do the same please contact me through the shop. Every single penny is spent on the school and no ezpenses are taken.
Letter From the Headmaster