Gail visited Ladakh in October 2010. She writes :
On this visit I was pleased to present a cheque for £1,700 to the Principal of Lamdon School to cover the school costs of the fund children we sponsor.
It was really great to finally meet with them. My first priority was to take them to the local market, to buy warm coats for the extreme winter ahead.
It was a whirlwind trip, visiting my original family in Khaltsi, as well as my friend’s family. I also spent some days teaching basic English in a Nunnery School.
With my friend Rinchen Dolkar, and a group of women from the Congress Party, I was able to meet the families who were in the Flood Relief Camps. They lost their homes and family members in the cloudburst disaster that hit Leh in August. It was a moving time, seeing and meeting them.
Since arriving home, after the exams at Lamdon, we have been sent exam reports and letters from the children, as well as some pictures they have drawn.
We have had an amazing response to our fundraising – see the Fundraising page for details. Thank you to everyone for their support.