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February 2017 – Newsletter to Friends


tug of warNew Sports Ground

Imagine an acre of rock on a Rajasthani hillside, fit for nothing but a few eucalyptus trees.  Then, imagine excavating 300 tons of rock to create a Sports Ground, home to a basketball court, a badminton court, a volleyball court and a running track.

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BridgeSchoolBridge Schooling

Bridge Schools are literally what it says on the tin: for kids who are unable to attend Government schools because they are too remote; or because the Government school is malfunctioning as a result of teacher absenteeism.

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What bamboo can do for you

A decade ago, there was a plot of land that ought to belong to its local village but to which they were unable to prove legal title.  In consequence, a number of ne’er-do-wells took occupation of the land, taking from it whatever little that grew with no sense of renewal.

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The big news coming out of India at the end of 2016 was the withdrawal of all 500 and 1000 Rupee notes to suffocate the black

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