His Holiness with the organisers On the 20th May 2007, the school’s launch on the LA scene took place at the Architecture + Design Museum Los Angeles, within its theme of ‘Enlightened Development’.

Bruce McKinlay of Arup and Elizabeth Shanklin of Ogilvy made presentations explaining their firms’ activities at the school in Ladakh; His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa presided, and Donovan kindly serenaded the audience.

The event raised valuable funds towards the school’s 3rd Residence, which must open by November 2007 in order to receive incoming children from remote areas.

This event, organised by Druk Foundation, was made possible by the generosity of the A+D Museum, and corporate sponsors Arup and Ogilvy.