Since 2011, three Salvatorian schools in Germany have maintained close contact to convent schools in Assam.
The non-profit foundation GIPP e.V. (German-Indian Partnership Programme) emerged from this contact and at its start in 2013 set the aim to support poor children in India.
Currently the foundation sponsors 50 children, thus allowing them to attend one of our partner schools.
Furthermore, GIPP also finances object-related aid for material urgently needed in this area, e.g. a generator for the School for the Blind.
Apart from this it is GIPP´s special concern to help people provide for their own living.
In this context, GIPP purchased ten sewing machines for mothers of the parish in Laitkynsew in 2017.
An intensive intercultural exchange has developed from this commitment including annual mutual visits and a student exchange.
All the activities related to this programme are only possible due to versatile voluntary work done by teachers, parents, students and parish members.
At the moment the partnership comprises the Katholische Schule Salvator in Berlin, the Salvatorkolleg in Bad-Wurzach , Hermann-Josef-Kolleg in Steinfeld as well as the parish St. Franziskus on the German side and 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 on the Indian side.