Newsletter October 2017 (English)

Newsletter October 2017

 

MUNSEL SOCIETY LEH

 

Struttura scolastica con assistenza a bambini e ragazzi in situazione di handicap

Aide aux enfants avec handicap physique et mental

Teaching structure for mentally and physically challenged children
 

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End of November, the Munsel school will be closing soon due to the fact that  winter is approaching rapidly. All Ladakh schools will reopen their doors mid March 2018. The severe cold  makes the lives of the inhabitants of Ladakh slow down  also with regard to their daily chores, especially for those who have to stay at the foot of the Himalaya mountains and who cannot afford a plane ticket to Delhi.

We can draw a very positive balance of the school year, which is about to finish. After my final leave, the local crew has learned to manage the school in a very satisfactory way.

The pupils, who are between 4 and 22 years old, attend classes with great pleasure and motivation and they have cemented their friendships.

 

During my visit this summer, I was delighted to watch the older students help the little ones and to see how well they have learned to look after themselves while the teachers are sharing their meal in another room.

One of the great news this year is the setting up of the construction site for the construction of the new school: the rooms we are currently using have become dilapidated. We have been considering moving to bigger and better equipped premises for a long time, our main concern being to aim at guaranteeing quality and security. The new center we are building will be better situated and is not far from Choglamsar. We shall be able to receive more pupils needing our help. At the time being, we have to turn down many requests for admission.

 

 

The new school

 

One of the great news this year is the setting up of the construction site for the construction of the new school: the rooms we are currently using have become dilapidated. We have been considering moving to bigger and better equipped premises for a long time, our main concern being to aim at guaranteeing quality and security. The new center we are building will be better situated and is not far from Choglamsar. We shall be able to receive more pupils needing our help. At the time being, we have to turn down many requests for admission.


In Ladakh, the construction works have started and they are progressing very rapidly. The Swiss committee is organizing sponsoring events in order to be able to raise the necessary funds for the continuation and realization of the project.  We will also be showing the documentary realized by Tristan Lehry, a young filmmaker who worked in the Munsel school as a volunteer during three months.

You will find the details concerning the realization of all these projects on our site


http://munselsocietyleh.org/en/progetti/nuova-scuola/

 Here to join the Munsel account for donations >>>

 

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Wishing you all a Happy Holiday Season and thanking from the bottom of my heart all those who have so generously contributed and helped us carry on with this wonderful project in Switzerland and in Ladakh

 

 

Yours sincerely

Julay!

Mara