Community Service

Years ago, when we first reached Sankri, a gateway to Western Garhwal, we had nothing in mind except that it was the road-head to our treks and from where you could see the peaks of Swargrohini.

Now, it has almost become our second home. We are trying to help the villagers in whatever manner so that we can better their lives through education, skill building and creating sustainable livelihood.

JOPC has adopted a playschool in Sankari called the Harkidun Public School. Currently, HarKi Dun Public School has 30 students who are in the age group between 3 – 8 years. The school has employed three teachers. Children from neighboring villages have been sent by parents to study in the school. Children who come from far away villages stay in Sankari and those who hail from villages nearby travel by foot and go back in the evening. The number of students is expected to go up to 60 by 2012.

There is a lot that needs to be done in terms of infrastructure, resources, books, library, stationary, training for which the school needs support. There is a dire need of a hostel for students who attend the school from far off villages.The children come from Phitari, Liwari, Jakhol, Kasla, Osla, Gangar, Dhatmir, Sankari and Saur.