Since 2011, two Salvatorian schools in Germany have maintained close contacts with the catholic schools in Assam.
The non-profit foundation GIPP e.V. which emerged from this contact (German Indian Partnership Programme) was founded in 2013 with the aim of providing financial support to needy Indian children.
Through scholarships, the association currently enables 50 children to attend one of our partner schools.
In addition, GIPP also finances object-related help that is urgently needed in this remote area, such as a generator for the school for the blind.
It is also a special concern to enable the people to provide for their own livelihood.
In this context, GIPP purchased about 10 sewing machines for mothers of the local community in 2017.
This commitment has resulted in an intensive intercultural exchange, which now also includes annual mutual visits and student exchanges.
All activities around this program are only possible through the voluntary commitment of teachers, parents, pupils and church members.
Currently, this partnership consists of the Catholic School Salvator in Berlin, the Salvatorkolleg in Bad Wurzach, as well as the community of St. Francis on the German side and the Christ Jyoti School in Nagaon, the School for the Blind in Guwahati, the Divine Saviour School and the parish St. Peter and Paul in Laitkynsew.