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I / 24 - John Lewis Foundation Girls High School

Chaksikhari, Gyanpur / Bhadohi

The construction of our newest school, which is truly a pioneering project, began in Chaksikhari in 2012.
A secondary school for girls was built directly next to one of our existing schools as the first such C & F institution of its kind. 

At the initiative of our English member Hill & Co. Rugs, the C & F office in India negotiated with the John Lewis Foundation to establish and build a high school for girls. Soon thereafter, a piece of land was secured in Chaksikhari. 

In November of 2012, Ms. Paula Nickolds and Mr. Sean Allam of the John Lewis Foundation laid the cornerstone. The school was dedicated on 3 July 2014, just in time for the start of the new school year. This meant that girls who had graduated from primary school in May of 2014 could continue their education in the first class at the new secondary school.

Students  ± 125
Teachers  ± 10
Staff  ± 5