A long distance (eight kilometer) running competition was organized by the District Youth and Sports Services, Leh, for under seventeens, held in Leh on April 22nd, 2014. About five hundred youths participated in the competition. Ms Yondup Phurbu of class eight and Master Jigmet Norboo of class ten of Druk Padma Karpo School (Druk White Lotus School) came third and sixth respectively. Ms Yondup Phurbu completed the distance in twenty one minutes and eighteen seconds.
The District Police, Leh, organized a painting competition for students on April 21st, 2014, on the theme of "Election", held at the District Police Line, Choklamsar, Leh. In all twenty five students from different schools from Leh participated in the competition. Master Tondup Namgail of class nine and Master Stanzin Norboo of class ten from the Druk Padma Karpo School (Druk White Lotus School) came first and third in the competition.
The School Management Committee and the Principal of the school congratulated the winners in the painting and running competitions. They also appreciated the effort of Ms Mahau Mitra, the art teacher, and Mr Tsering Gyalpo, the physical education teacher, for the outstanding results in their students.
Please join us for a fun evening to raise funds for the school's Landscape & Gardens Project on Thursday 27th February at 7pm.
The event is called BRIGHT IDEAS BIG CHANGE and is organised by YTFN, the Youth Funding Network.
Three charitable projects pitch for your £10 entry fee; we want lots of people to pledge their entry fee towards the DWLS project! Plus there is live comedy and music to enjoy.
Venue: London School of Economics, Old Building, Houghton Street, WC2A 2AE, London.
Tickets can be purchased on the door or in advance via http://www.ytfn.org/events/
His Eminence Kyabje Thuksey Rinpoche visited Ladakh between 14th and 18th April 2012. He visited Druk White Lotus School to give encouragement and provide advice as well as visiting Hemis Monastery to oversee the preparation works for the forthcoming 4th Annual Drukpa Council to be held there in August.
It’s not often that the students of Druk School get to meet someone who has been on top of the world, literally. Hence, when Krushnaa Patil arrived at the school to talk about her mountaineering expeditions, she was greeted with a lot of anticipation and excitement. She was the youngest Indian women to summit Mount Everest in 2009, at the young age of 19. Later she summated the highest peak of every continent including Antarctica. She addressed the senior students of the school and showed them pictures from her various expeditions around the world. The children listened with rapt attention as she spoke of some of her adventures and the challenges that she faced as a climber. Krushnaa spoke of some of her ordeals while trying to find sponsors for her Mount Everest expedition. She also mentioned as to how the journey was a zero-impact one where all the team members carried down all the waste that they had generated, including biological waste. They carried tonnes of garbage down from Mount Everest. Following this inspiring narrative, she answered some of the questions that the children had about her adventures.
A second motivational talk was conducted by Varun Saini. A volunteer with the Druk School for over a month, he spoke to the seniors about MBA as a career. He told the children the various pros and cons of having an MBA degree along with the different job prospects after college. It wasn’t all work though; his presentation also gave the children a glimpse of college life at IIM Bangalore. The other part of his talk focused on a career in the armed forces. The students were told all about the different sections in the armed forces, and a career in the army both as an after school and an after college alternative.
A sponsored trek in Ladakh is being arranged by Peaks Foundation for a small group of women wishing to face a challenge in aid of the Druk White Lotus School. The Gulap Kangri Challenge, Ladakh, 10-19 September, 2011.
If this fantastic opportunity to walk in the Himalayan peaks is not for you, perhaps a friend of yours may be interested so do pass on the details, or perhaps you would prefer to sponsor one of the group and let them do the physical work!
For more details go to: http://www.peaksfoundation.org/our_adventures/1_peak_1_week_challenge/ladakh/
As part of the project Operation Sadbhavana, the Indian Army undertakes various campaigns to develop literacy, women empowerment, public health and relief and rehabilitation in Jammu & Kashmir. On the 25th of March Mrs. Pari Balsara, wife of Core Commander of Operation Sadbhavana, and Colonel Rana from the CO 503 ASC Battalion arrived at the Druk Padma Karpo Institute to distribute blankets to the students from the flood affected regions of Ladakh. The event started at 11am and 58 blankets were given to the students. The event started off with a cultural programme where the students performed different songs as well as Ladakhi and Himachali dances. There were solo performances as well as group numbers. This was followed by the distribution of the blankets. Thus ended a day of goodwill.
Druk White Lotus School, Khachey, opened its doors on 10th April 2010 with Nursery, Lower Kindergarten and Upper Kindergarten classes. The school is located in the Kargil District of Ladakh, about 7 hours' drive from the mother school in Shey.
The school has around twenty students, two teachers (Ms Tsewang Dolkar and Ms Tsering Chozom) and a support staff member. One teacher is a graduate with a strong background in English language and sports, and the other is an undergraduate with a strong Bothi language background. One reason for starting the Khachey School was to provide education in English and Bothi languages in an area that predominately focuses on Urdu. Staff underwent training at the mother school in Shey before the school opening. The school was initiated by and is owned by the local community.
The inauguration ceremony was well attended by villagers and the school has their wholehearted support. They are paying for one teacher and need your support to pay for the other @ Rs12,000 / US$260 / €215 / £180 per month. Villagers are paying half the cost of the Montessori equipment and need your help to pay the other half: Rs42,225 / US$900 / €750 / £620.
Thank you for joining our community.