Gairatpur Baas Panchayat School

Education for rural Indian children.

Captain Martin Howard MBE

Died peacefully on 14th March 2021 in India. Founder of the Gairatpur Baas Panchayat School.

If you would like to make a donation in celebration of Martin's wonderful life and extraordinary work, please use the form below.

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In memorium image

Gairatpur Baas Panchayat School

Please click here to view a short extract from the speech of Mr. Alex Ellis CMG, British High Commissioner to India, at the unveiling of the bust on the 14th Founder's Day at the school on 3rd December 2021.

We are so grateful to Vivek Kumar, sculptor and longtime resident of Tikli, for his work creating this superb bust (see photo).
Founder's Day 2021 image

30th October 2021

Six new bright and airy classrooms, finished on Martin's birthday, to house even more keen pupils, bringing the school's total to 520.

Please click here to view the poem by The General recited so beautifully by the eldest girls.
Martin Howard Block inauguration image
  • Baas Educational Trust UK, 2 Hillcroft, Selsley Road, North Woodchester, Stroud, Glos GL5 5PJ
  • United Kingdom

The Playing Fields of Eton at Tikli, India

Gairatpur Baas Panchayat School

This short documentary, made around 11 years ago, talks about the school and Martin's vision.