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I / 15 - Semuhi School

Semuhi-Jaunpur / Bhadohi

Around the turn of the millennium, the region surrounding the village of Semhi had a village school, but it was far too small and needed renovations. It was time to build a new school. In 1999, a C & F member from India donated a piece of land to us in Semuhi, Jaunpur. The new school was dedicated two years later in October of 2001. By early 2002, eight teachers were teaching 280 children at the school. 

In January of 2006, the India Foundation founded by rug importers Frank and Marianne Kochmann (Wallenhorst / Germany) took over as the school’s sponsor. Since then, the foundation has not only been paying for the operating expenses, but has also financed a number of updates such as paving the schoolyard and furnishing a computer room. The school also has a small piece of land that students can use as an educational vegetable garden. 
Since mid of 2016 the German company miinu GmbH is sponsoring this project and pays all running expenses.

Just like C & F ’s other schools, the Women Empowerment Programme (WEP VI) is also offered here.

Students  ± 315
Teachers  ± 10
Staff  ± 5
Vocational Training  ± 32
Teachers  ± 1
Staff  ± 1