From July 3 to 31, 2011, a team of Peuples d’Himalaya volonteers will travel to Zanskar for a new mission.
The volunteer team is composed of nine members:
– A cameraman who has already accompanied the team in 2010
– Two people who will support the relationship with schools: distribution of stationary, school uniforms and additional allocation to each student of a pair of sturdy shoes, € 10 000 are budgeted for this action,
-2 people support the delivery of 50 bags of clothing sent there andintended primarily for very poor children and adults,
-A volunteer will focus on the perspective to evaluate and correct visual defects and distribute to children’s sunglasses protection provided by the company CODIR, faithful partner in our work,
-A doctor and a nurse who will carry out consultations, care and hygiene education , a budget of € 3500 is devoted to this action to buy the drugs, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap …
The last-volunteer inaugurates a new approach of pedagogical action in favor of the teaching of English.
Indeed, the contribution in 2009 of an innovative method to promote the teaching of this
language needs some additional training to help all new teachers to take ownership of this new pedagogy.
The Zonal Education Officer, Indian equivalent of our Inspectors of Schools, asked our Association to organize a seminar on the subject for which he convened all teachers from these valleys. Peoples of the Himalayas has therefore added a volunteer, English teacher, who agrees to host this seminar and to remain based in Tungri
in order to receive the teachers throughout the duration of the mission in 2011.
If the results of this experiment are positive, the volunteer is planning to stay several months in Zanskar in 2012 to continue this support in the 30 schools that we have been assisting for eleven years.
For this mission, we will be assisted on site by 9 members of the team of Indian Himalayan Peoples
leaded by Tsewang Rigzin and Likdon Stanzin.