A wise little boy from a far away village in Ladakh once said …

Kids say the darnedest thing and also the most honest stuff! A lovely story…

From the Founder's Desk

Yesterday should have been just another day at work for the 17000 ft Team, but a simple statement by a young 10th grade Ladakhi student from a remote village Satho, made it all so different and special.

His school, Centralised Residential School, Satho, situated in the remote Changthang area of Ladakh is desolate, isolated, and inhabited by temporary settlements of nomadic people, who leave their children in this school and move from settlement to settlement with their sheep and goats to graze. The children spend 9 months of a year in the school, living in dorms, eating, playing and studying with their friends.

The 17000 ft Mapping Board - You will see one in every school of Ladakh. At 14,442 ft, this is one of the highest schools that we work in The 17000 ft Mapping Board – You will see one in every school of Ladakh. At 14,442 ft, this is one of the highest schools that we work in

The temperature in Satho as of last week was a chilling -20C, when the 17000 ft…

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About ramblinginthecity

I am an architect and urban planner, a writer and an aspiring artist. I love expressing myself and feel strongly that cities should have spaces for everyone--rich, poor, young, old, healthy and sick, happy or depressed--we all need to work towards making our cities liveable and lovable communities.

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