Mara Casella, Professor of special education, has had a long journey
also on the personal interior level, to fulfill her dream: she moved
from Switzerland to work with disabled children in Ladakh in the Northern Himalaya
con i bambini disabili.
Respecting the culture and local traditions she built
the small Munsel school .. The name meaning "leaving the dark – leaving ignorance"was chosen on the recommendation of a Lama.
2019 is an important year year because it will be dedicated to completing the big building project of the construction of the new seat in Choglamsar.
admin2019-05-19T08:36:53+02:0024, March, 2019|Comments Off on *** Al cinema con Munsel School *** Maggio 2019
Torna nelle sale della Svizzera italiana À l’école des Philosphes, il delicato e toccante film dedicato a una classe di bambini in situazione di handicap di Fernand Melgar. Al termine della proiezione il regista di [...]
admin2019-01-27T11:18:00+02:0030, October, 2018|Comments Off on RSI tells about Munsel School at "Storie"
In Ladakh si è concluso un altro anno scolastico: il decimo dall’inaugurazione della prima piccola sede di Munsel School! Riapriremo lunedì 18 marzo. Il trasloco nella nuova costruzione, che è praticamente quasi terminata, avverrà a [...]
admin2018-11-03T18:15:30+02:00September 16, 2018|Comments Off on Big party for the new building
To present the new building that in 2019 will host the Munsel School a large and symbolic celebration was organized. The construction has come quickly to a close: parents, teachers as well as some senior representatives of [...]
admin2018-11-10T10:46:41+02:0030, July, 2018|Comments Off on Work in progress
This has been a busy summer: the construction of the new Munsel School in Choglamsar has progressed rapidly. Many volunteers have made their valuable contribution also directly on the construction site, according to ancient local traditions, [...]
We invite you to actively participate in our activities
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 spontaneous group, which was formed in Switzerland , contributes towards the development of the projects launched by Mara Casella in 2005 aiming at also supporting the inhabitants of the most isolated villages.
The Munsel Society is actually focusing its work on the continuity and the quality of the initiatives by supplying the local population with the know-how and the tools necessary for a future autonomous management.
Donations – Every contribution (however small) and all the initiatives aiming at making our projects known to the public have enabled Munsel School to continue developing
Events – Benefit dinners, small markets, information evenings, slideshows and other events enhancing encounters and moments of sharing have been the cornerstones of all our activities
Voluntary Work – we are always open to cooperation with ergotherapists, physiotherapistes, music therapists as well as, for ther practical jobs: gardening, repair
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 m.
The surface is about twice that of Switzerland.