Funded by: TFWA Care, Gebr. Heinemann and Estée Lauder
Cost: Phase 1 - £21,000, Phase 2 - £30,000, Phase 3 - £15,000
The floods of August 2010 devastated the Tibetan Refugee Centre, Choglamsa, causing many of the families to run away to villages across the high passes. His Holiness Tog Dan Rinpoche and the All Gonpa Association, Ladakh, traced many of the children and encouraged them to come back to resume their education. Nalanda Residential School was built for these children to receive a much better education than if they stayed in remote villages.
The school currently has 25 boys attending and when the necessary facilities are available, the next intake will be 25 girls. It is hoped that further extensions will mean that one day more than 200 children from very remote areas across the region will attend Nalanda Primary School, staying here for 10 months every year to study.
Phase 2: The accommodation block for girls was built using the Rammed Earth Technique which maximises the benefits of the sun. Work on the construction is now complete, as shown in these pictures. The results are amazing. The girls will be moving in early 2018.
Phase 3: Gebr. Heinemann and Estée Lauder recently donated £15,000 to fund a much needed Dining Room, Kitchen, Toilets and Washing Facilities at Nalanda School. Phase 3 is almost complete as the photographs show below.