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.