Kinderen van Sikkim

Wie zijn wij ....

...... en wat doen we?

De Stichting Kinderen van Sikkim heeft als doel kinderen uit de allerarmste gezinnen in de Indiase deelstaat Sikkim in staat te stellen een goede opleiding te volgen.
Tot 2016 bood de Stichting gratis basisschoolonderwijs aan op de door haar opgerichte Sikkim Himalayan Academy (SHA). Thans sponsort de Stichting veelbelovende oud-leerlingen van SHA om hen in staat te stellen een opleiding te volgen aan een goede privéschool (Dr. Grahams Homes) en daarna aan een universiteit. Inmiddels studeert een aantal van "onze" kinderen niet alleen in Sikkim, maar ook in Delhi, Calcutta en Bangalore!
Voor meer informatie zie tabblad "Onze projecten".

Brief van Nedup augustus 2022

Dear All,

Greetings from Sikkim. I write this letter to thank you and at the same time update you about my progress and my future plans. As I had written earlier, it gives me great joy to inform you that I have completed my Masters in Sociology from Sikkim University last year. I am presently pursuing my B.Ed from Archarya Nagarjuna University, Andhra Pradesh and is expected to complete it by the end of next year. Barbara and Peter have been supporting me throughout and are happy to extend their support as long as I want to study. I want to extend my sincere thanks to both of them for their immense support.

I hope you are in good health. I am fine here too. Honestly, I am very excited to write to you. It is all because of your effort and contribution in supporting the students of Sikkim Himalayan Academy that has helped me to reach this far. The journey of so many years since I started in 2003, little did I know that I would come so far. My family had also not imagined that I would come this far. At present my family members including relatives, well-wishers are also very proud of me for my accomplishments in my studies. They all are delighted, excited and hopeful that I will get a job soon. It is indeed a proud moment for me as well as I am the only member from the entire family tree who has attained post-graduation.  It is all because of your hard work, effort, time, contribution, dreams and financial support that has helped me and many others in achieving our dreams. If it wasn’t your effort and dream in sponsoring SHA, our dreams would have not been possible.

In a few days’ time, we will be celebrating teachers day in India. I would like to wish you all a Happy Teachers Day. Your contribution to the students of Sikkim is immense. It is through your platform many of us got an opportunity to study. Your vision and contribution to the students of Sikkim cannot be forgotten and it has encouraged me to contribute to the society someday. Thank you for your generosity and support. Surely, I would work hard and eventually give something back to the future students like myself.

At present, I am in SHA after my first semester examination. I have been helping SHA for the past few months now with a break of one month in between. It is indeed exciting to be in SHA recollecting my childhood days with many of you, teachers and volunteers around the world. I talk to present students about my experience in SHA and how that has made the difference in my life. I try my best to guide them in all spheres. After prayers I share my stories with them recollecting my days in SHA and how I had my best childhood days. I indeed had a memorable day in the presence of volunteers, teachers and Trust members. I try my best to make them happy and their childhood memorable so that when they grow up they will look back and say that they had the best days. During classes I teach Social Studies and General Knowledge to class 4 and 5. I help class 3 with their Science. I guide them in playing different kinds of sports. I am indeed having a great time. With all this I have time for my studies and assignments including time to sit for some of the competitive examinations for different government jobs.

I will be completing my B.Ed by the end of next year and till then I will be engaged in my studies. I will be applying for different jobs as well. Once I complete my B.Ed I will be fully qualified to be a teacher till high secondary level and hopefully I will get a job after that. I will be looking for different jobs as well.

As I said earlier, I wouldn’t have reached this point, where I stand now without your generosity in supporting my journey through SHA, DGH and colleges. So once again I would like to thank you and express how grateful I am for having this opportunity. I hope I was up to your expectation and did not disappoint you at any phase. I will work hard and someday I will help others as you all did. I will update you all about my future events. Take care and stay safe. Looking forward to meeting you all soon.

With Love and Prayers,




Voor achtergrond informatie over Nedup, kijk op pagina 5 van de Nieuwsbrief december 2021


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Nieuwsbrief Kinderen van Sikkim – december 2021

Het is inmiddels lang geleden dat we onze kinderen, inmiddels voor een groot deel jong volwassen, hebben gezien. Dat wil niet zeggen dat we geen contact hadden. Gelukkig hebben we tegenwoordig, naast het gewone e-mailverkeer ook nog de beschikking over Whatsapp, Skype en video bellen.

We willen jullie graag informeren over hun wel en wee en naast een korte introductie van ons hebben we hen in oktober van dit jaar ook zelf gevraagd om iets voor jullie te schrijven.


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