In Jaipur, a school was begun that served the outcast, rag picker, and "dalit" slum neighborhoods of Garidharipura, Chitrakoot, and the Banjara Gypsy tent villages.
Children attending the school were all first generation students. The "little school that could" has grown to a student body of more than 300, and is continuing to
expand, drawing world-wide recognition for its against-all-odds accomplishment. A "sister-school" program was established in December 2015 with the Still Waters
in a Storm education project in Bushwick (Brooklyn), New York, connecting students who share their experiences and hopes across more than 7,300 miles. The
"little school that could" has already made possible two satellite schools in Rajasthan, including a tent school to serve Banjara children.
No relief effort is sustainable where there is limited-to-no access to reliably clean and safe drinking water. In Jaipur, the Banjara Gypsy tent villages are often
denied such a critical resource, prompting MPI to begin supporting regular delivery and storage of clean water to this group of below-poverty peoples. Since beginning
this program in 2014, MPI has supported water projects in Sub-Sahara and Central Africa as well, and continues to expand this aspect of its commitment to service.
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