Ladakhi Childrens Schooling Project












Ladakh, literally “the land of high passes” separates the peaks of the western Himalaya from the vast Tibetan plateau. Opened to tourism in 1974, Ladakh is often called “Little Tibet, a land marked by Buddhist monasteries, “gompas”.


Ladakh has a population of about 260,000 which is made up of a number of different ethnic groups. The most dominant group are Tibetans, followed by Mons and Dards.

Schools are well distributed throughout Ladakh, but 75% of them provide only primary education. 65% of the children attend school, but absenteeism of both students and teachers remains high.