Since 2001 we have helped more than 10,000 poor Indian children complete primary school. 

Four of Moving School’s former pupils study at the University of Karnataka.
One girl, Kusuma, is now a student at the finest school of engineering in Karnataka.

One boy, Maligimani, who studied at the Devsu school back in 2004/2006 is now a well known reporter on ”Daily News” and has interviewed ministers and commonly known personalities.

 

THE HISTORY OF MOVING SCHOOL

Anders Linnet and Mette Lange, two Danes who had been coming to Goa for many years, worked with local partners to open the first Moving School in Goa, India, in 2001. Their local partners are members of a committee that helps children in distress and share local knowledge.

The project addressed children of migrant workers who migrated to the South Indian state of Goa to undertake seasonal unskilled labour. The workers lived in tents on the riverbanks with their families, working on boats dredging sand from the river bed and bringing it ashore to be used for the building industry. Because the workers were only there for part of the year, the Goan government did not take responsibility for educating the children of these families.  

The first Moving School project including a variety of “campuses,” including: floating schools constructed on river crafts; rolling schools on land; and simple huts rented for the purpose. With only these humble structures as the basic infrastructure, Moving School eventually provided primary schooling to more than 10,000 children.

As of 2017, only three campuses with about 70 pupils remain in Goa. This is due to the fact that the Goan government successfully completed an initiative to integrate the children of migrant workers into the local school system. 

The Moving School has been recognized by the Ministry of Education and is frequently listed as one of the most successful NGOs working in the area of education in Goa.

 

We are proud that

  •  We create schools for children who otherwise would not be educated

  • More than 10,000 children of migrant workers have, since 2001, received education through Moving School.

  • Graduates of Moving School have gone on to study at Indian universities.

  • All contributions go directly to run the schools in India.

  • All work in Denmark is done by unpaid volunteers.

  • We educate a child in India for less than 135 Euro a year.

  • This covers student uniforms, infrastructure maintenance, materials, teacher salaries, and other costs related to administering the schools.

  • Besides basic learning, the children participate in games (sport), cultural events drama, theatre, dance etc., on the same level as other school children.