Children
 India
Project #1938

Education for 13,000 Children in the High Himalaya

by Karuna Trust

Education for 13,000 Children in the High Himalaya

Education for 13,000 Children in the High Himalaya
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Classroom in the clouds

Classroom in the clouds
The whole school collapses down into robust, red plastic crates, which also serve the children as desks. During the summer months classes are held at 17,000 feet – making this perhaps the highest school in the world. (view small | med | large | orig)

Children benefitting from the mobile school

Children benefitting from the mobile school
The classes run for two hours every morning, giving the children enough time to help their parents with milking and shearing the animals in the early morning and late afternoon. The children love the classes because the mobile center has a range of toys and games designed to enable them to learn through play – bright-coloured jigsaws, board-games, puzzles, counting boards and skittles. (view small | med | large | orig)

Thondup Tsering is the main teacher in the mobile

Thondup Tsering is the main teacher in the mobile
“These children are our future. It’s crucial they get an education, otherwise they’ll spend the rest of their lives being exploited by traders from other communities and end up picking up other people’s garbage.” (view small | med | large | orig)

Student benefitting from the computer classes

Student benefitting from the computer classes
The project helps support 12 different courses comprising computers, book-keeping, personality development, basic enterprise skills and eco-tourism, photography, electronics & crafts and ecology, health & sanitation and first aid. (view small | med | large | orig)

Higher attendences at school

Higher attendences at school
Your support has helped achieve a 25% increase in boys of remote villages attending school and a 35% increase in girls of remote villages attending school. (view small | med | large | orig)

A woman with a traditional text

A woman with a traditional text
Part of the project is to enable literacy amongst the indigenous people so that they can read their own sacred texts in their Bhoti language (a dialect of Tibetan) and thus perpetuate their own distinctive culture. (view small | med | large | orig)

Women in traditional dress in Spiti, Himachal Prad

Women in traditional dress in Spiti, Himachal Prad
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Children playing outside a supplementary school

Children playing outside a supplementary school
Children playing drums outside one of the supplementary schools (also called 'alternate learning hubs') (view small | med | large | orig)

Children in one of the supplementary schools

Children in one of the supplementary schools
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Organization Information

Karuna Trust

Location: London, England - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.karuna.org/​
Project Leader:
Steven Murdoch
Staff Member
London, UK United Kingdom

Funded Project!

Thanks to 95 donors like you, a total of $6,374 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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