Tripura Missions School
Deep in the hills of Tripura, India, a humble little school is planting seeds of hope.
Here, access to education is a privilege. Although the local community value and desire quality English-medium education, few can afford it due to poverty, remoteness, and the lack of proper transportation.
Recognising this need and to the delight of the locals, our ministry partner started the Tripura Missions School in 2015. Currently serving 60 students, the school caters to both the Bengali people and the Tripuri tribe. These are the largest unreached people group and the least reached people group in the state, respectively.
Since its establishment, the school has spurred community engagement at a deeper level. Children’s lives are positively impacted, and opportunities such as job creation for the locals are unlocked.
Education has always brought progressive cultural changes. It is our prayer, though, that its influence reaches into spiritual transformation as we continue our efforts in evangelism and church planting.
Current Status of the School
The Tripura Missions School currently educates 60 students spread over 5 grades, from Nursery to Standard Three. Located on rented premises, it is equipped with basic facilities and is staffed by three paid teachers and two unpaid volunteer teachers.
As the school caters to a community of day-labourers and small-scale farmers, school fees are capped at affordable levels. This eases the financial strain on families, but has resulted in poor facilities and a shortage of teachers and staff.
After two successful academic years and the third currently in session, enrolment is expected to only grow in the coming terms. There are plans to expand to meet the growing needs, and this would consist of:
- 3 new classrooms
- A mini hostel comprising of 2 rooms, to be able to house 20 additional students
- Proper toilets
- One computer
The estimated cost for construction and the one computer is approximately Rs 700,000 (USD10,050).
While we earnestly pray for God to provide for our material needs, we also pray that He will raise up more partners for the ministry in the near future.
60 children currently enrolled (with plans to enrol and house an additional 20 children in 2 mini hostels)
3 paid teachers and 2 volunteer teachers
USD20/month for education expenses
USD50/month for education & accommodation
By providing education, we hope to see community and in particular pray to see spiritual transformation, among the majority Bengali and Debbarma tribal peoples in the communities that we serve.
MISSION PARTNER / MINISTRY PROFILE
The school is run by Mr Pyndap Warjri, who has been ministering to the Debberma people’s group over the past 6 years and who has also started a Bengali cum Hindi Fellowship in Agartala city to reach out to these people.
Click here to read some testimonies from the students.