To provide a quality education to the children of Zanskar while maintaining their culture and traditions.
The schooling of children remains a serious problem in this very isolated region. The government schools are inadequate: teachers' classroom presence is uncontrolled and uncertain; schooling is not available to all children.
Most of our students continue their studies outside of Zanskar. They represent hope for both the economic development and the maintenance of Zanskar cultural identity.
AaZ (Aide au Zanskar) is an NGO free of political and religious affiliations.
The sole purpose of AaZ is to help the children by supporting the development and operation of their school: the LAMDON MODEL HIGH SCHOOL (LMHS).
Each year the LMHS opens its doors to approximately 300 students, from pre-kindergarten through 10th Grade.
100% of funds ear-marked for student sponsorship goes to finance the salary of teachers and staff, plus the operation of the school.
100% of funds ear-marked for school sponsorship and miscellaneous donations finance building maintenance.
All donations are tax deductible.