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What is it?

Kulamua village is a small village in Majuli, with a total of 100 households. It is located in the river Brahmaputra along the banks of the river Kherkutia Xuti The village was isolated from the outside world and lacked basic facilities which include educational spaces, markets, good roads, shops, etc. The residents of Kulamua wanted to transform their living situation, and they believed education was the key to breaking the cycle of poverty. Mobilizing the support of the community members of 19 villages of Majuli, they worked with our founder Bipin Dhane to open a school. The community donated land, resources such as bamboo, and their time to build the school which would eventually be named The Hummingbird School.

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In January 2017, The Hummingbird School was opened with 70 children. A small hostel was opened for 23 children who are orphaned or from the most destitute backgrounds to ensure that no child was denied an opportunity to receive a quality education. Since then our school has grown with 250 children studying in our school and 90 children staying in our hostels.

The Hummingbird School is envisioned to be a model school for providing high-quality, relevant, and contextual education for children from adverse situations in Northeast India. While in traditional schools, the focus of education is on rote memorization and exam preparation, at the Hummingbird School, the pedagogy and learning focus on developing in children scientific temper, humanism, and the spirit of inquiry and reform as laid out as a fundamental duty in the constitution of our country.

Student Council


Theater Production

Organic Farming


Folk Arts


Arts & Crafts

Traditional Crafts


Pencak Silat

Ultimate Frisbee


From LKG to Class VII Nos of students: 240 from 23 villages

Hostel Students

70 students

Number of Staff

22 teaching staff, 3 non-teaching staff (80% of them are from the ‘Mising Tribe’ and others are from across India, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, etc. )

Tuition Fees

The fee is Rs 300, but many students are not able to pay their fees, 150 out of 250 children don’t pay fees.

Teacher-Student Ratio

The Hummingbird School is envisioned to be a model school and hence the number of children per class is always kept at the limit of 25. For the lower classes (LKG – Class 1) we have 2 teachers teaching 25 children, thus having a Teacher-Student ratio of around 1:12. The Teacher-Student ratio is 1:25 for higher classes (Class 2 and above).

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