Adentures in the Mountainsprint story
September 06, 2012
Ladakh was a beautiful region with even more beautiful people. The locals are compassionate and make you feel very welcome - the school itself overlook the Indus River, near the village of Phey where the cows may sometimes stray. The school is also fairly close to the town of Leh, which volunteers and students may go to on one day of the weekend (the weekend voluneers and students have off). The students are 17-20, and very friendly and curious - during my stay I was lucky enough to be invited back to several villages to stay with the students and their families, and it was a very rewarding and unique experience which let me see the more intimate details of life in the high mountain areas.
The school is working towards complete sustainability - the students are given responsibilities greater than studying and booklearning which help them learn important life skills - they can be in charge of the solar panel system which gives the school power, or be responsible for the cows, or the garden, and so on. The school takes on an awesome approach to learning which any volunteer could add to and learn from.
The opportunity which this school offers is fantastic - volunteers will find it rural and beautiful, with a friendly, welcoming community and the big blue sky closer than you've ever seen it before.
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