The Glenn Family Foundation has a long history in India, building infrastructure for and supporting victims of child labour, equipping medical centres and schools and rolling out sanitation projects.
The GFF HELPS programme in India is focussed on education and preventing the amount of children dropping out of school and becoming child labourers. The Foundation, in partnership with a local NGO, initiated three Learning Centres in Kalimpong where children can access free tutoring from qualified teachers, assistance getting into vocational studies and a range of other extra-mural activities. These centres also serve the broader community by offering health workshops, adult literacy courses and facilitating visits from welfare agencies.
Volunteer Representatives are sourced locally, from within India, and assist in all these learning centre activities as well as initiate their own projects. They also conduct surveys and research that further informs us of the ongoing needs.