Mara Casella, Professor of special education, made a long journey to fulfill her dream: she moved from Switzerland to Ladakh in Northern Himalayan India, to work with disabled children.
Mara. in harmony with the slow moving times determined by the long, cold winters and respecting the culture and the ancient local tradition, has built the solid foundation for a small school. Munsel School.
The name Munsel was chosen on the recommendation of a monk and means "out of darkness, out of ignorance”.
We are a Swiss group of friends of Ladakh, the circle of which is growing bigger and bigger, even beyond the Swiss boarders. These people endeavour in various ways to help disabled children and youngsters of Ladakh with an appropriate school.
What do we do
The volunteer group created in Switzerland helps and supports the projects of Mara Casella for the most isolated villagers. The group keeps growing and directs their actions towards the continuity of projects, thus providing the local population with the knowledge and tools necessary for the future autonomous run.
It is your contributions (of any size and shape) that have allowed Munsel School to become a successful and concrete project.
if you want to become part of the project and help us to continue on this path, you can do so with donations , fundraising and other initiatives. For the most adventurous among you there is the option of an internship or of volunteer work on site.
Where we operate
Munsel School is located near the airport, a few kilometres from the Centre of Leh, the capital of Ladakh. The country, crossed by the Hindu Holy River, is the northernmost of the States of India. The summits of this predominantly desert strip of land exceed 7,000 metres. The surface is about double.
2017-12-08T16:33:39+00:00 07, September, 2017|Comments Off on Activity at Munsel School
Munsel school activities are continuing. Large and small participate enthusiastically especially at dances and games. The dance is one of the most important aggregation tasks. Even during the traditional [...]
18:35:5/19/2017 T10 + 00:00 18, May, 2017|Comments Off on Many thanks to Carnets de voyage
The festival Carnets de voyage (www.carnetsdevoyages.ch), which also has as a common thread in the background the mountain, with all its challenges and his huge charm, had chosen to host Munsel Society during the three [...]
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