Busy Spiders Are We..

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                                                           As you may have observed, busy as spiders are we..

We are gradually collecting children’s books to set up libraries in the 10 schools for April. I shall be there for 6 months and apart from setting up these libraries and delightful reading spaces, would be conducting learning modules that inculcate listening, speaking and reading skills & teacher training workshops.

Interior designers interested in volunteering their design skills- this may be a delightful opportunity to recreate a reading room.

Volunteers that would be willing to travel to Ladakh and dedicate time, please write in.

-YES! We are on the look out for a efficient web-designer who knows everything that needs to be done and executes (who I don’t feel the need to constantly badger!)

-Individuals that would like to browse and buy online, you may visit  Tara and Zubaan books or select from the books we frequently posted on Friends of Likir, our facebook page (Ideally, we’d like 10 sets of each book- but, we’ll share each valuable contribution)

I have put together and ordered a list of books that in my teaching experience would be a valuable resource to the children. We would require sponsors for each of these libraries. If you would like to sponsor libraries or need further assistance please write to  friendsoflikir@gmail.com

O’ju-le!

-A.S.

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About Friends of Likir

An initiative to nurture & educate children in isolated villages of Ladakh. Once upon a time a traveller wandered into the high altitude mountainous folds of Ladakh in India. She meandered into a magical village in a valley which had an old monastery on top of a hill. She was enchanted by the serenity of the picturesque village and by the cherubic 'Chungjungs' - the novice monks of the ancient monastery. She noticed that they were really happy but needed some help with their reading. The traveller had to go back home but decided to return soon. Back home she told her friends about the magical village of Likir. She kept her promise .. Friends of Likir a.k.a FoL, is an initiative to nurture and educate children in isolated villages of Ladakh. FoL was born in Likir and so the name remains as a metaphor for acts of loving kindness, creativity, connection and compassion and our children's right to education. Since then, Friends of Likir has joined hands with other isolated and neglected schools in the Ladakh terrain, Indo-China & Indo-Pakistan borders. Thank you for becoming a ‘Friend of Likir’. This year, Friends of Likir branches out to 10 isolated and neglected schools in the Ladakh terrain, Indo-China & Indo-Pakistan borders. Plans for 2012, 15th April onwards: Sourcing and collection of children's books and setting up libraries in 10 schools. Re-designing reading spaces in existing schools Conducting learning modules, art and drama workshops over the next 6 months Providing children with games, toys, sports equipment, art & stationery supplies Medical Camps for vaccinations and treatment of respiratory and skin infections Sponsorships: Their tuition fee, boarding and annual expense. Educational Assistance to schools in remote and drastic environments Supporting Ladakhi teachers with educational resources, teaching aids and training programs. FoL aspires to organically build an integrated network of like-minded individuals that can extend their support through care, love, time, effort, their skills or monetarily. A few ways in which you can help: -Spreading & sharing -Collecting and gifting children's books Please visit the wish lists- http://www.flipkart.com/wishlist/friendsoflikir-4769 http://www.flipkart.com/wishlist/friendsoflikir-1285 -Sponsoring a school library -Sponsoring a child. If you are an individual who would like to volunteer your skills, creativity and time, have training in Montessori methods, experience with young learners, consider yourself a selfless nurturer, love children's books or are a natural story-teller, please write to friendsoflikir@gmail.com with the subject-Volunteer with FoL.

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