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I quit a corporate career to educate children in Ladakh

A story of how Sujata Sahu has geo mapped and adopted over 900 schools in Ladakh and is working tirelessly through her 17000 ft foundation

Recalling her first visit to Ladakh, when she couldn't breathe or walk properly, she was struck by how remote each village was, with four to five huts sometimes, yet every child in Ladakh attended one of the over 900 schools that the government had set up.

She talks of her story of setting up 17000 ft with the objective of connecting the rest of the world with this isolated and beautiful world of the Ladakhi children who wanted education, who didn't want to migrate and just wanted to live a simple life in their village. She shares her struggles when it took them three months to locate about 300 schools, because no one knew where they were, and it took days to walk from one village to the next.

She talks of how the people of Ladakh had never seen an Indian face before and how the trained volunteers of 17000 ft now  travel across the region to conduct workshops, share story-telling ideas, take library stock and collect the data for addressing any issues on immediate basis. We want to improve the existing infrastructure,” she says. 

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