Igniting Young
Rural Minds
SINCE 1985

At the John Martyn Memorial Trust, we strive to inspire, invigorate educate and delight our children and prepare them for the future

We continue to enrich lives of underserved children in the rural areas of Dehradun. Our aim is to give these children a meaningful introduction to education; a loving, encouraging and healthy environment which provides unique learning experiences.

Our impact.


Over 32 years
of service


Over 20 villages


Over 2000 children

Stories of Success

Shubham Dhiman

Shubham Dhiman has just finished his schooling at the Doon School and has been given a full scholarship by the most-sought-after Ashoka University at Sonepat, Haryana. Shubham left Doon with full school colours, as boxing captain and editor of the Hindi edition of the Doon School Weekly. He has published a book of his Hindi poems, breaking the myth that jocks cannot think!

Says JMMT Co-ordinator Manu Kaur: “Shubham was helpful by nature, especially when new tasks came up one after the other. “Don’t worry, I will do it”, he said often. He kept a level head even if he did get frustrated at times. He was quite artistic and enjoyed drawing and making greeting cards.

Basic Primary Education

Going by the adage that ‘childhood should be a journey, not a race’ the John Martyn School imparts basic primary education in an enlightened and nurturing environment.

Skills Development

Education alone is not enough to equip children. A skill set is needed to improve a child’s capacity, capability, productivity and performance.


We have children at The Doon School, Welham Girls’ School, St.Joseph’s Academy, Summer Valley, Jaswant Modern, Scholars Home & PYDS.

Parents & Communities

JMMS identifies skilled and semi-skilled members of the parents and village community and absorbs them into the school’s working team.

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