The Foundation's sole supported school in India is Bainada Adarsh Vidya Mandir school, in Abhaneri. The village is located in the Dausa district of Rajasthan State, a rustic, rural area about 60 miles from the state's capital city, Jaipur, along the road to Agra.


At Bainada Adarsh Vidya Mandir School, the Foundation has made infrastucture upgrades, built new toilets, repaired the main school gate and installed ceiling fans. Planned in the future are several new classrooms, which will alleviate having young children sitting in rooms open to the elements and extreme heat for lessons. In addition to these building and infrastructure projects funded by the Foundation, Gate 1 invites tour passengers, who visit our schools as part of their itineraries, to bring small items that are needed but in short supply, to give to the school's students. In this way, Gate 1 Foundation is able to supplement its large-scale contributions with essential educational supplies, which students' families are often unable to afford, thereby multiplying our positive impact on communities.

  • Notebooks
  • Pencils/erasers/sharpeners
  • Coloring books/crayons
  • Story/activity books
  • Activity oriented games
  • Small Toys
  • Stickers
  • Child sized socks/hats/gloves
  • Child sized raincoats/umbrellas
  • Children's backpacks/school bags
  • As these children are from poor families and often lack a healthy diet, we also suggest that tour guests shop locally prior to their visit and purchase healthy snacks, such as fruits or biscuits, to distribute when visiting the school.

Gate 1 Foundation INDIA: By The Numbers 

Gate 1 Foundation INDIA: By The Numbers By The Numbers



2 Schools Supported in India


Since the Foundation improvements, school population has increased dramatically, to about 400 students from the very few who attended when the school first opened. There has been a corresponding increase in the number of students eventually graduating, illustrating greater access to education for many more local families.

Parents are able to save money on the purchase of school supplies and even games and toys for their children, as Gate 1 tour passengers who visit the school bring and donate these items on a regular basis.

Situated in a remote farming area, the site of the Foundation school is surrounded by seasonal crop fields, dotted with occasional trees. In the nearby village, one can see artisan shops, such as potters and blacksmiths, as well as fruit and vegetable sellers. It is from this small-scale economy that most of the Foundation school's students come. Their parents and families are subsistence farmers and crop sellers, artisans, and members of the labor class, working in nearby shops and mines. The income generated by these jobs is insufficient to enable families to afford much more than the most basic goods and services. In addition, there exists a lack of public services, such as proper public transportation or consistent electricity. This means students must walk to school, often over long distances, in scorching heat, and cannot afford school clothing or other supplies necessary for their education.

our schools


At BAINADA ADARSH VIDYA MANDIR SCHOOL the Foundation has funded projects including: Contemplated for future construction is the building of additional classrooms and the addition of a second school to the roster of Foundation-supported sites in India.


At PADAM ADARSH SHIKSHAN SHANSTHAN SCHOOL the Foundation has funded projects including: Scheduled to be completed in 2018


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