Kargyak is an isolated village situated in the Indian Himalayas at an altitude of 4200 m above sea level, and it is one of the last places where the original Tibetan culture still survives. Until recently there was no school in the village and the children had no other chance but either to leave for distant boarding schools or never to learn to read and write.
In September 2008 the Surya Civic Association finished construction of the specially designed “passive” school-building heated solely by solar energy. The building was not only ecologically constructed but also designed so as to be compatible with the appearance of local structures. The school has been teaching both children and adults how to read and write, and they are being taught by volunteer teachers from various national education systems. We are now hoping to get some more books there, as although the children know how to read they have very limited options when it comes to what they can read! You can imagine that in the mountains, where it takes you three days of walking to get to the closest town from your house, it is not that easy to buy a new book. That’s why we have offered a help!
This school already has a tiny library so feel free to organize your own collection and send the books over!