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04 October 2010
During the summer of 2010, a volunteer group of US architectural students from BaSiC Initiative came to the school. One of their projects was to design, fabricate and erect a large canvas tent structure from recycled parachutes. The structure was then taken to London and re-erected in the garden of Marlborough House as the Commonwealth Pavilion during The Earth Awards and His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales' START garden party in September 2010.
The Pavilion will return to Ladakh and take its place on the Shey campus once again in 2011.
01 October 2010
Illuminated Model School
During September 2010 the Royal Academy of Engineering hosted an exhibition about Druk White Lotus School as part of the London Design Festival. Arup Associates prepared a stunning display of school images before and after the mudslide damage, and built an illuminated model of the Master Plan showing how the campus will be when complete. The exhibition was open to the public.
26 September 2010
School's founder honoured by the United Nations in New York
On 19th September 2010, His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa, founder of Druk White Lotus School, received the United Nations' Millennium Development Goal (MDG) Award in recognition of His humanitarian activities.
02 September 2010
Four Weeks On …
17h00 London time, Thursday 2nd September 2010
The disaster occurred during the night of 5th-6th August: four weeks ago. All classes are now functioning again at Druk White Lotus School – some in recently cleaned classrooms, others in tents and dormitories. Staff managed to salvage some furniture, but a huge amount remains to be done to provide furniture, learning materials and equipment to restore the school to a fully functional level.
24 August 2010
12h00 London time, Tuesday 24th August 2010
Back to School
All day pupils appear to be safe. Two DWLS day-pupils who are currently in a relief camp will be moving into the school hostel for 2 months while their homes are rebuilt.