17000 ft Foundation works in remote and rural village schools of Leh and Kargil Districts of Ladakh, a cold high altitude desert in the state of J&K, India. These village schools scattered across 60,000 sq.km. of harsh mountains, remain isolated from the rest of the world for six months in a year due to severe winters.
17000 ft works closely with the local administration, teachers, parents and villagers to improve education in these remote schools, by providing training, exposure, infrastructure upgrades and better resources.
Our goal is to provide better opportunities for the children of these isolated villages.
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