"GPS is more than a school. It's a method, a way of helping lift and build a community."

– Ashley Audrain

Operated by Village Community Foundation (VCF), the Global Pathways School (GPS) is creating pathways to opportunity for over 500 children and their families living in rural Chettipalayam, India. 

We understand that poverty is a multidimensional issue. Our school gives every child the very best chance to thrive by carefully integrating quality education with healthcare and community development.

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower children to forge pathways out of poverty by building an ecosystem of exceptional education, healthcare and community development. 

Our Vision

To create a world where all children are raised in thriving, collaborative communities rooted in quality education.

Our mission is to empower children to forge pathways out of poverty by building an ecosystem of exceptional education, healthcare and community development. 

To create a world where all children are raised in thriving, collaborative communities rooted in quality education.

Education

80% of our 550 students are now literate in English and Tamil.

Health

2-3% of our children are underweight, compared to 79% in 2009.

Community

Family income has increased to $7.31/day, compared to $2.80/day in 2009.

Our News

Strong and Brave Women Born to Challenge this World

Vijayalakshmi Rajkumar, a GPS mother of two, tells her story of starting her own business making artful ceiling decorations within the local community – and how GPS helped it grow.Read More

Do Yoga with Renowned Yoga Studios and Help Send Kids to School!

We are excited to announce our partnership with the Boathouse Yoga Co. and Modo Yoga International! Boathouse Yoga Co. will be hosting weekly classes where 100% of proceeds are donated to our school!
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The Pathway: Run Across the Globe for Education

Over the course of the year, our students collectively walk the distance across the globe. In honour of this pathway to education and pathway out of poverty, we have launched a virtual run fundraiser.
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Pathways to School, Pathways out of Poverty: GPS Run Club

The GPS Run Club has been a staple of the school’s summer camp program for years, and has become a weekly treat in which staff and students can reap the rewards of community fitness.
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Truly Being Seen – Barbara Stoneham Captures GPS

Barbara Stoneham, a Toronto-based portrait photographer, is driven by a genuine and compassionate love for people. It’s this passion that piqued her interest in 2018 to collaborate with the Village Community Foundation (VCF) to photograph the Global Pathways School (GPS).
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Our Covid-19 Relief and Response: Facing the Worst Head-on and with your Help

Part of our promise at Global Pathways School is to show up for our community when they need us most. Covid-19 is an unprecedented situation that places the health and safety of our community at severe risk.
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Sunbeams

It costs $2,000/year or $170/month to support a family at the Global Pathways School.

Become a Sunbeam and help our families create a brighter future with quality education, healthcare and community support.

We issue Canadian tax receipts. If you are a U.S. donor and would like a tax receipt, please contact Alice Milne.

Donate Now

Our global community of Sunbeams is creating equal access to education for families living in poverty.

 

98% of your donation directly funds a child’s education.

Thank you to our
generous supporters