The Flying Babas Collective is a group of pilots in Bir, India. Paragliding is what attracted and brought them together, but a passion to give back to the locals is what is inspiring them to create an education project with the local school. 

Project Description: The education project is a collaboration with an existing government run school in the local village, called Jhatingri, in Himachal Pradesh. Since it is a government school, education is free for all students. Although they do learn English at school, most kids don't land up speaking with confidence due to several factors. We have the official mandate to provide extra classes for spoken English. The idea is to focus on impact, using kinesthetic learning techniques. 

We are working with kids from class 6-8 currently, and wish to expand to cover all the 188 senior-secondary students, right up till class 12. In the future, we plan to conduct special workshops on various issues that are specific to this region / community. Some examples are:

- Nutrition - providing nutrition supplements that contain multi-vitamins, minerals, folic acid and other micro-nutrients to balance their diet. 

- Hygiene - Educate young girls on menstruation and provide reusable silicone menstrual cups to enable them to move on to a plastic free lifestyle.

- Computer Lab - establish a computer lab within the school, to teach them the basics. Expand to employable skills like graphic design in the future. 

- Specialized workshops conducted by visiting friends / paragliding pilots on subjects like photography, art, carpentry, music, films, etc.

Do follow us on our Instagram handle : flying.babas.collective

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Bir, India - The Flying Babas Collective

by The Cloudbase Foundation


The Flying Babas Collective is a group of pilots in Bir, India. Paragliding is what attracted and brought them together, but a passion to give back to the locals is what is inspiring them to create an education project with the local school. 

Project Description: The education project is a collaboration with an existing government run school in the local village, called Jhatingri, in Himachal Pradesh. Since it is a government school, education is free for all students. Although they do learn English at school, most kids don't land up speaking with confidence due to several factors. We have the official mandate to provide extra classes for spoken English. The idea is to focus on impact, using kinesthetic learning techniques. 

We are working with kids from class 6-8 currently, and wish to expand to cover all the 188 senior-secondary students, right up till class 12. In the future, we plan to conduct special workshops on various issues that are specific to this region / community. Some examples are:

- Nutrition - providing nutrition supplements that contain multi-vitamins, minerals, folic acid and other micro-nutrients to balance their diet. 

- Hygiene - Educate young girls on menstruation and provide reusable silicone menstrual cups to enable them to move on to a plastic free lifestyle.

- Computer Lab - establish a computer lab within the school, to teach them the basics. Expand to employable skills like graphic design in the future. 

- Specialized workshops conducted by visiting friends / paragliding pilots on subjects like photography, art, carpentry, music, films, etc.

Do follow us on our Instagram handle : flying.babas.collective