17000 ft Foundation works to improve lives of the people of remote, high altitude mountainous villages of Ladakh, in areas that lie isolated and ignored for centuries due to problems of harsh terrain. By strengthening existing systems and providing opportunities for growth within these hamlets, 17000 ft aims to stem the desperate exodus of these indegenous communities to faraway cities.
Our programs focus on improving education in Govt. Schools, creating livelihood opportunities, and generating exposure through interactions with the outside world. Today, our work spans the entire 65,000 sq. km. of Ladakh, and we aim to impact other similarly remote, inccessible regions.
Ladakh - 65,000 sq. km. of harsh mountainous terrain inaccessible for months of a year
Ladakh - Tiny, sparesely populated, remote villages, at altitudes up to 15,000 ft
Ladakh - Over 600 tiny hamlets scattered across high altitude mountains
Remote Schools - So close to popular tourism destinations, yet so isolated and ignored
Remote Schools - Children, eager to go to school, even in -20 degree winters
17000 ft Foundation - Setting up playgrounds and improving infrastructure at every remote school
17000 ft Foundation - Setting up Libraries across hundreds of remote schools
17000 ft Foundation - Training teachers from the remotest villages of Ladakh
17000 ft Foundation - Encouraging Volunteer Tourism in villages unused to outsiders
17000 ft Foundation - Geo-Mapping every school of high altitude of Ladakh