As part of our responsible tourism initiative ,we at IT Nature Club invite our guests to experience the joy of travel with the satisfaction of being partners to bring about a social change to the destination, whenever they travel with us. One such inititaive was creating a library for the Polestar School at Hee, along with Arunaya Foundation during our recently concluded tour of West Sikkim ( Holiday in the monuntains). Polestar School is run by a village committee which overseas the day today functioning of the school.Most of the contributions are made by the villagers themselves and also from their well-wishers. The school has grades 1 to grade 8 with nearly 120 students studying here. As of now the school is run in a rented basement of a commercial buidling with wooden partitions dividing the classes.With the monetory contribution of Arunaya Foundation , the guests who had travelled with us earlier and few well-wishers, we could gift the school 200 books which will go a long way in nurturing their knowledge in various subjects. Mr.Srinivas & Mrs.Sudha , who are part of group travelling with us, were so overwhelmed with the dedication of the teachers and enthusiasm of the students, they immediately gifted a cheque of Rs.5,000/- to be utilized for the infrastructure development of the school.Our profound thanks to Help Tourism for giving us the opportunity to partner with them in helping to create this library for Polestar school. We were really touched by the way the school greeted our guests and put up a small cultural show.
Here are the other photos clicked during the school function.