THE LADAKH VENTURE (JUNE 24th – JULY 9th 2018)

13 July 2018

33 delegates (27 students + 6 adult participants) from 08 prominent schools of India and 01 from a school in Kenya reached Ladakh on the 24th June 2018 to participate in the ‘Ladakh Venture 2018’. The Scindia School was the organizer of this venture. The participating schools were:
The Scindia School, Gwalior
Mayo College, Ajmer
Vidya Devi Jindal School, Hisar
Vivek High, Chandigarh
Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai
Lawrence School, Lovedale
Pinegrove School, Solan
Modern School, Barakhamba, Delhi
International School of Kenya, Nairobi
The venture was led by the Project Leader - Mr Vishesh Sahai and mentored by Mr Tony Hyde (Ex- Aiglon College, Switzerland). The venture was assisted by Ms Pratibha Pant, educator and social worker from Bangalore; Ms Ayesha Thomas from DAIS, Mumbai; Ms Sonali Gosh from The Lawrence School, Lovedale and Ms Anupama Verma from the Pinegrove School, HP.
Accompanying adults and students together:
1. Constructed two classrooms for the younger children of the Lamdon Model School situated in Thiksey in a period of 6 days, working in scorching Sun for 6 hours a day. To complete this task - the members passed bricks to the workers, fetched bamboo (Taalu) from a not-so-near place, mixed mud with water (Ladakhi cement) and occasionally (wherever it was safe) assisted the labourers in construction too. In between, they took a break to visit the famous Pangong Lake.
2. They trekked through the Ladakh mountains on 4th, 5th and 6th and camped for two nights at Rumbak and Yurutse. They started the trek from Zinchen village, went over to Rumbak and eventually reached the Yurutse camp which was more than 4000 meters above the sea level.
3. On 7th and 8th of July, they were driven to the famous Nubra valley; they stayed at the Tirit camp in Nubra for one night. The group visited 2 monasteries in the Nubra Valley and enjoyed camel rides and saw the beautiful Hundur village.