Why a hostel near Leh is so important for the students from the Changthang region ...
by Lama Stanzin Norboo Kopay, Founder of ECSOL (Project Leader) and President of Schachukul Gonpa School
The Changthang area currently has only one monastery boarding school, Schachukul Gonpa School, for children from nomadic families. After the seventh grade, they would have the opportunity to transfer to a secondary college in Leh under difficult conditions. Since this new way to school would go over one of the highest passes on earth every day, most of the nomad children do without it – especially girls.
How should the hostel at Leh look like and how much money is needed
Now land has already been acquired in Choglamsar near Leh (7680 sqm) in order to build a hostel (= student residence) for the nomad children from the Changthang area (primarily for girls) with the aim of providing an equivalent educational offer. The plans for the hostel are already in place and approved.
At the moment the estimated costs are around 46,000 euros (4 core rupees).