DATUM provided funds towards shelves, tables, and chairs to fit out of the local school library in the Ladakh region of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Project Cost: £2000

After visiting the town of Leh in a remote region of the Himalayas, the charity “Children in Lankha” decided to help Lamdon School, the local school, and build a new hostel to accommodate 200 boys. This was completed in September 2009.

The school proved to be a great success and developed from providing shelter and basic education to giving pupils access to varied and supplementary reading materials to enhance the learning provided by prescribed textbooks.

DATUM provided funds towards the library building, as well as shelves, tables, and chairs to fit out of the library, an essential feature in this remote school.

These works were successfully completed in July 2013 and opened by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

“His Holiness the Dalai Lama visited Lamdon School on 27th of July [2013] and inaugurated the new Science building and library. His Holiness was highly impressed with all the well equipped Science laboratories. Beside the Science laboratories, we have also been able to have a well furnished library with well stock books. Thanks to you, The Datum Foundation, Aldecar Community Language College and friends of Children in Ladakh.” – Children in Ladakh co-founder C. Maber

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