Pestalozzi Children's Village India
Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, the Indian city of Dehradun is home to Pestalozzi World’s Indian Village which was established in 2004.
It is a home away from home for 90 girls and 48 boys. About one-third of its children are Indian, one-third are from Nepal, and the families of the other third are Tibetan refugees.
Dehradun is also home to a number of high-quality secondary schools which are pleased to enroll PestalozziWorld students. Every morning, the children travel to these schools by bus.
In the evenings after school and at weekends they: Play sports such as football and volleyball; Tend their organic gardens; Learn skills such as carpentry, cookery and needlework; Participate in clubs such as art, dance and drama; and Help prepare meals and keep their surroundings clean and well maintained.
Many children in the Village sing in a choir and take music lessons. Tutors come to the village in the evening to help students with school work.