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Drukpa Trust

Drukpa Trust

Who we are

Our mission is to give young people in the remote Indian Himalayan region of Ladakh the confidence and competence to succeed in the modern world, together with a sound grounding in the Ladhaki language, culture and traditions. We work with our local partner to:

1. develop Druk Padma Karpo School, Shey: the mother school that aims to combine the best modern education with respect for the unique Tibetan Buddhist way of life;

2. offer opportunities to disadvantaged children from remote areas, who would otherwise receive poor formal schooling (Druk Padma Karpo has a branch school in Khachey);

3. grow a new generation of Ladakhi and Tibetan educationists who can deliver child-centred learning rather than teacher-centric cramming, encourage exploration rather than rote-learning, and make learning fun;

4. create a stimulating, green and sustainable learning environment in this high-altitude desert landscape;

5. mobilise funding for scholarships so talented students can pursue their studies at the best further and higher educational institutions in India;and

6. offer enterprise and vocational opportunities so that young people can find viable livelihoods in Ladakh.

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Charity details

Registered address
114 Harvist Road,


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