Munsel Society Leh

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.

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.

The 2019 that is about to end has been an important year
because it will be dedicated to completing the big building project of the construction
of the new seat in Choglamsar.


News Flash

The first school year is about to end in the new location

15, November, 2019|Comments Off on The first school year is about to end in the new location

In Ladakh con l’arrivo della stagione più fredda sta per terminare come di consueto un altro anno scolastico. Per la prima volta Munsel School alla fine di novembre chiuderà i battenti nella sua nuova [...]

Fashion and solidarity

20, October, 2019|Comments Off on Fashion and solidarity

Thank you very much to Emma and all her friends for organizing with enthusiasm “Armadi per Munsel (wardrobe for Munsel)" [...]

Summer at Munsel School

20, July, 2019|Comments Off on Summer at Munsel School

Anche quest’anno Munsel School ha ricevuto tante visite da chi ha scelto di recarsi in Ladakh durante le vacanze estive. Aline, educatrice specializzata di Friborgo, è appena tornata a Leh dove ha ritrovato i bambini [...]

*** Al cinema con Munsel School *** Maggio 2019

24, 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 [...]


We invite you to actively participate in our activities

Fashion Market – moda second hand

29 March 2019 - 30 March 2019

Appointment at the cinema

21 May 2019 - 23 May 2019

Mercatino second hand uomo & donna

7 September 2019 @ 11:00 - 18:00

Who we are

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.


How you can help us

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.