Secmol

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Winding mountain roads take you to a valley that seems like it's in the middle of nowhere. The Indus flows in a deep gorge. Suddenly you see a building far away, huge peaks towering above. It is the campus of the Students' Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh (secmol), at Phey near Leh, founded in 1988 by Sonam Wangchuk, a young engineer and his peers. Secmol changed the scenario of primary education in Ladakh by writing text books in Ladakhi and contextualizing it. They are also pioneers in the field of solar energy. The campus at Phey is off grid and runs entirely on solar power. To read more, please follow this link.(http://www.tehelka.com/story_main22.asp?filename=Cr111106Return_of.asp)
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