About us

School Aid India, also known as SAI, is a small charity based in Great Ayton, North Yorkshire, UK.

The inspiration for SAI arose from contacts built up with local people over the course of several visits to the Darjeeling area, in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas. Anyone who believes that children don’t like school has not seen children of all ages in India, willingly walking miles in all weathers just to get to school each day. 

Our trustees include 3 teachers, 2 chemical engineers, and a business man.

All our administration is done by volunteers, and the cost of travel to India is not met from Charity funds. All donations are sent directly to India to support our work there.

Latest News

The July 2016 Newsletter is now available

Made in 2018 on a visit to the school we heard from teachers and ex pupils about what makes the school special.

Where has the time gone, so much has happened. Find out more.

How does your donation help?

Every donation helps SAI provide better facilities for our students, here are some typical examples of costs that we incur on a regular basis. We have six classes with 20-25 children in each class.

  • £22 buys uniform for one child giving them pride and identity
  • £50 pays for a wide selection of books for one class
  • £5 buys a waterproof storage box for books, needed in monsoon season
  • £600 for a new laptop for classroom use
  • £2250 will pay a teachers salary for one year