The doctors of Wise Elephant FHT have adopted a group of small villages in Samthar Valley, West Bengal, India and partnered with a local NGO called Awake and Shine in India. Their current project is to convert a dirt footpath into a stone footpath to make it usable all year round for the schoolchildren. As the villages are in the foothills of the Himalayas, the dirt footpaths to this school become next to impassable due to the heavy monsoon rains.
As part of their fundraising effort, Drs. Sanjeev Goel and Lopita Banerjee have written a children’s storybook of the “Monkey and The Crocodile” from the Panchatantra (collection of Indian folk tales). The Wise Elephant is a character in these folk tales.
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