Thoughts from Namgial
I am happy to let you all know that the Global LAB and Domkhar High School project was overwhelmingly welcomed by the residents of Domkhar Dho, Barma, and Gongma. This week long project with the high school was a wonderful opportunity to hear thoughts and opinions from both sides of students: Domkhar High School students and the Global LAB students.
Global LAB's contribution in the river cleaning project with the three schools from each part of the village was well-received and future projects are quite encouraged. In addition to the school students, the villagers from each section also participated in the river clean up. This was a special time for all the students, Ladakhi, U.S. American and the villagers to share experiences.
For the occasion, the three villages and schools organized a big gathering and a picnic lunch at Domkhar Barma. Six hundred people welcomed the Global LAB students and offered kataks - white scarves - for the group.
The final day of our time in Domkhar, we celebrated with a Ladakhi cultural show organized exclusively by the students of Domkhar High School. Many villagers also attended the celebration. The Global LAB students also offered two songs from U.S. American culture which were well-received by the audience of Ladakhis.
The Domkhar School project was outstanding and I feel happy to be working with and representing Global LAB to facilitate these activities. I see great mutual benefit for everyone involved: the Global LAB students, the students and villagers of Domkhar, and the land of Ladakh.
Local Coordinator in Ladakh