Choglamsar Residential Hostel

Geshela identified that the key to breaking the poverty cycle was through education. A modern education as the basis to provide for basic human needs, and a spiritual  education through Buddhism to cultivate spiritual development and build moral character for day-by-day life. The best course of action to provide the former is to bring the children of Lingshed near to the education centers in Leh, Ladakh. And the best way to do this was to build a residential hostel for the children; to house them centrally, provide for their basic needs and to keep them safe.

The hostel consists of 62 children and 9 staffs. Advisor Geshe Ngawang Jangchup, Principle Tsewang Tundup and Secretary Thinless Lhamo. This is a no frills hostel. Facilities are very basic and minimal. Part of the hostel is still under construction and there is a computer lab, library and a kitchen. A cook takes care of the daily meals. The 62 children who live here attend the Moravian Mission, Mahaboddhi, Druk Padma and Lamdron schools. 

Despite the basic living conditions and facilities, there are many happy faces in the hostel.

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Address:

(LADF) Residential Hostel

Near H.H. Dalai Lama Palace, Choglamsar

Leh Ladakh - 194101

J & K India

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