In the middle of March, for the first time, the teachers have managed the start of the new school year on their own, receiving the pupils, meeting the families and coordinating the activities according to the indications received from Mara Casella, who arrived only later after her long winter holiday, which she usually spends in Switzerland.
Starting in September also the task transfer to the future person responsible for the Munsel School has begun: Tsering, who ever since the beginning has contributed very significantly to the realization of all the projects created on site, will officially and completely take over her new role, within the plan of involving more and more the local personnel, which remains the base of continuation of all the various initiatives.
As from next winter, Mara Casella will supervise the work constantly from Switzerland, from where she will travel regularly to Ladakh according to the specific needs.
As for the projects aiming at the professional education of the grown-up pupils the first part of a carpenter apprenticeship has been concluded by Ringzin, soon turning 18. He will continue attending the Munsel School, while working part-time at the work-shop, where he is being assisted individually by a carpenter. For the near future, the possibility is being examined to offer a similar apprenticeship in the food and beverage sector to Diskit, who is already doing well helping the cook in the Munsel School kitchen.