These Kindergartens, or Anganwadis, are being constructed in partnership with the Ladakh Hill Council. Thirty need to be built so that mothers living in remote villages can leave their children in safe hands while they work in the fields, rather than carrying them to work on their backs. This also ensures that the children, whose parents don’t often prioritise education, start lessons early in their lives.
The first Anganwadi funded and built by Lotus Flower Trust was in Chushut Gongma. Since then we have funded 16 Anganwadi, leaving a total of 14 more to fund. Each costs just £11,000 so we still need to raise a further £154,000 to complete our challenge!