Ladakh is known as one of the most exotic mountainous travel destination of India; yet the schools in these areas are extremely isolated and in big need of exposure, support and attention from the outside world.
Ladakh has over 230 villages, home to a civilization still seeped in time and extremely gentle and simple people known as Ladakhis. You can see villages dotted across the mountain landscape, most villages still remain sparsely populated. This mountainous region has over 900 schools, most of which are remote, with an average school strength of under 30, and are in desperate need of teachers, books, resources and attention. The majority of villages and schools in Ladakh are extremely isolated, remote and cut-off for six months of a year due to harsh winters. As a volunteer you will trek through the mountains to help communities in Ladakh by providing support to the local schools through educational assistance, school supplies, and better infrastructure.
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