ABOUT US

We are a Swiss-based group friends of Ladahk whose circle is growing to support the Munsel School

Munsel Sciety consists of people eager to help, also abroad, in different ways, children and young people with a handicap by supplying an adequate school structure

The seat of the local committee is Leh, the capital of Ladakh, which is where the representatives of the parents' association also meet.

Our values

  • respect for the disabled person, his physical, his mental and his psychic.

  • collaboration with parents, families and with the staff of local infrastructure operating in the field of health care, education and vocational training

  • respect for the language and the culture, at organizational, religious and education administrative level

  • respecting the environment and building codes concerning the construction, extension, the use of classrooms and occupation of different spaces

Upon the advice of a great Lama

the name Munsel was chosen meaning

"leaving darkness, leaving ignorance"

Our Team

MARA CASELLA
MARA CASELLAMUNSEL SCHOOL FOUNDER
Mara Casella, who grew up in Bellinzona, is a special-school teacher with a vast experience in teaching and educating handicapped people.

In the summer of 2005, Mara Casella moved to the Himalayan mountains in the north of India. Her aim, working closely with Marianne Aerni, a friend from Geneva, was to start a humanitarian project in favour of handicapped children.
In Leh (the capital of Ladakh) they created from scratch 'Munsel', a small special school which was later to develop into a training centre for local teachers and become a point of reference for families facing the problem of handicap.

KUNZANG
KUNZANGTEAM LEADER LEH
Kunzang followed Mara step by step in the creation of the school, gaining his experience
and focusing directly on the ground after having worked as an educator in a structure of Leh, sponsored by the Lions Club.

Highly motivated from the start, he learned quickly and rapidly focused needs of individual students, becoming the point person for all employees.

After the return of Mara in Switzerland, took over the role of pedagogical and organisational Manager.

Much appreciated by both parents, by both the staff guarantees the quality of services
and develops projects, enhancing the contribution of volunteers from abroad.

"To Mara Casella, respect the child remains the heart and core of all projects"

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HISTORY

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