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Charitable Project

The Trust actively supports the 'Druk White Lotus School' in Ladakh, Indian Himalayas. This landmark project, under the patronage of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama, offers a modern education combined with a deep respect for the Himalayan environment and traditional culture. It will help thousands of children to achieve a better life. Each year the Trust donates a percentage of any profits to this worthy cause.

Charity Patron, H.H. The Dalai Lama

The photo above is of the Charity Patron, H.H. the Dalai Lama, with Michael Kern (CTET Course Director), Candice Marro (Former CTET Clinic Director) and members of the project organising committee.

Education in Ladakh:

The people of the remote Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh want to educate their children to adapt to change and to earn a sustainable living, but without losing their cultural heritage. Many Ladakhis realise that education is the key to creating a viable future.

Druk Whits Lotus School, LadakhThe Druk White Lotus School is a local initiative that is being built in phases over a 14-year period, with a target completion date of 2014. When finished, it will provide an education for 800 children, and offer residential facilities for orphans and children from remote areas who currently receive little or no education. The Nursery and Infant School opened its doors to the first girls and boys in September 2001, the Junior School opened in 2004 and the Middle School in 2007. Currently, over 650 children attend the school.

Druk White Lotus School offers:

Children in classrom
  • All-round academic and vocational opportunities
  • A child-centred approach to education
  • A teacher training programme, with ongoing support
  • Cottage gardens in the residential areas to encourage the practice of sustainability
  • Health education and onsite healthcare facilities
  • An emphasis on the value of the indigenous culture and traditional Buddhist philosophy, practice and fellowship
  • A sponsorship scheme for children from low-income families
  • Residential facilities allowing attendance of orphans and children from remote areas
  • Award-winning and appropriately designed energy-efficient buildings, using local materials and building skills

Architectural awards:

    The Nursery and Infant School won three World Architecture Awards in 2002:
  • Best Building in Asia
  • Best Educational Building in the World
  • Best Green Building in the World (joint-winner).

For further details please contact:

Druk White Lotus School Project Office
Park Hill House
1 Park Hill
Bickley, Bromley
Kent BR1 2JH
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20-8468 1339

Or, go to www.dwls.org