Last year, I participated as a delegate in the Round Square Service Project organised by the Scindia School,Gwalior to develop Lamdon School in Thinksey. We undertook construction of two rooms to build and expand the existing infrastructure of the School as part of their infrastructure development plan. This is done with a view to enable the school to increase the number of admissions and provide better opportunities and facilities for its students. A trekking was also done.
ABOUT THE SCHOOL
The school was founded in 1973 to educate children beyond primary stage, and to preserve the Ladakhi cultural heritage. Under the auspices of the Lamdon Social Welfare Society (an NGO established in 1970 by a group of young, dedicated Ladakhi’s, with the main aim of promoting education and health) the school started in a rented building with just 12 pupils and one teacher. The members of the society clearly foresaw education as the main tool for dispelling ignorance, as well as the preservation and enrichment of the cultural wealth of Ladakh. They stressed the importance of learning their own Ladakhi language and culture, alongside the usual national curriculum subjects including mathematics, science, English, Hindi and social science.
With the tireless efforts of the members of the Lamdon Society, the blessings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and the very welcome support of well-wishers, Lamdon School has now firmly established itself as the leading educational institution in Ladakh.
There are around 1200 children in the school in Leh, most of whom are Buddhist. Many come from poor families and remote areas, a few are orphans. Without external funding, some would have no chance of receiving a formal education after primary level.
The school has two hostels for students to house children from remote areas; they return home from November to February, when the school is closed. Lamdon serves an area that is so remote it is virtually cut off from the outside world during these months.Children making their way back to their families can be faced with many days of walking in harsh and dangerous conditions.
Last year during the project I injured myself in the working conditions and I had to undergo an ACL surgery with around 6 months being on bed rest due to immobility.
The project is starting from 24th June once again and now I am looking forward to join as an adult volunteer and leader for the coming group.Please contribute to this cause and show how much you appreciate the children's thirst for education and provide them a chance to attain a brighter future.
Each contribution will make a difference for me as I will be able to attend the program and physically make a difference that I cannot afford on my own.
I will also be initiating an alternative education curriculum for the students studying that I have developed with well researched techniques and verification.(Pilot run)
I will positively notify you of the progress and will be happy to answer any query at email@example.com