After growing up in India and moving to the United States at age 26 to settle down with his fiancé, Venyei Angh felt something tugging at his heart from back home. How could he be living amongst such materialism and comfort when there was so much need amongst his people? He and his wife, Kate, decided the first and most important way to give back would be to build a school, to get the children out of the fields and into the classroom, for a minimal cost to them. This local school would allow children living away from Yongam in boarding schools, like Venyei’s youngest brother, to come back home and be with the family while they are growing up. So they got to work right away and began setting money aside each month. Things just began to fall into place:
- August 2008 – Venyei and Kate were married, the idea for a school was born
- November 2008 – A volunteer school board of directors was formed by the local village leaders
- December 2008 – parents made additions and expansions to existing abandoned school house
- January 2009 – Textbooks bought, teachers hired, registration began
- February 2nd 2009 – First day of school!
- February 2010: K6 and an 8th teacher are added
- January 2011: Construction of new school started
- June 2011: Construction of new school completed!
- Grades: K-6
- Language: English
- Teachers: 8 (math/science, social studies, general education)
- Students enrolled: 150
- Cost to students: $1 registration fee
Nagaland is a state in Northeast India and home to 16 tribes, with a population of approximately 1.6 million people. It is an exotic mountainous region full of natural resources and fertile soil, with unimaginable beauty and rich culture. These Indo-Mongoloid people are extremely warm-hearted and hospitable, existing in a secluded, tension-free world. Despite their many struggles and setbacks, they are some of the happiest people on Earth.
Yongam, home to the Phom tribe, is a small remote village in Nagaland with a population of approximately 1,000 people. Lamling Vista is located in the center of Yongam and has begun to make a huge difference in the lives of the children there through providing basic education. Without an elementary foundation to start with, children would undoubtedly slip into a lifetime of working in the fields with no chance of chasing their dreams. Lamling Vista offers these children a springboard from their poor remote village into a world of limitless possibilities!
SUPPORT LAMLING VISTA
YOU can be a part of the exciting educational progress happening in Yongam, India! Below are some of the recurring expenses at our school. Sponsor a teacher or pick an area in which you wish to support and watch your dollars make a difference!
- 8 Teachers’ salaries: $715 per month
- Textbooks and uniforms: $1500 per year
- Miscellaneous school supplies: $500 per year
In the USA, tax-deductible contributions can be made via Sahaya International, our fiscal sponsor (tax ID 68-0434770). Please send your check, made payable to “Sahaya International” with mention of Lamling Vista to:
Kate and Venyei Angh
837 Kells Circle,
Vacaville, CA 95688
You can also set up automated recurring payments of your checking account. To do this, go online into your checking account and use the Bill Pay feature, and enter for our mailing address: Sahaya International, 1504 Portola Street, Davis CA 95616.
If you like to donate by credit card (and set up recurring donations), go to our donation page.
Other ways you can help:
- Donate used school supplies
- Sponsor a teacher
- If you have a used vehicle that you want to donate so the proceeds go to Lamling Vista, and you get a tax receipt, click here.
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Thank you for your support!