San Juan College is seeking 8-12 participants to join us for a photovoltaic (PV) installation at the remote SECMOL school www.secmol.org in the spectacular Ladakh region of northern India.
SECMOL stands for Students’ Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh, and was founded in 1988 by a group of young Ladakhis with the aim of reforming Ladakh’s failing educational system. Utilizing an incredibly successful self-directed learning model, students study topics ranging from English and science to traditional Ladakhi songs and dances.
The school is completely off-grid and embraces a 100% ecological model. SECMOL seamlessly weaves together organic farming and animal husbandry with sustainable technologies like solar cookers and solar heating. Their only electricity is solar generated, and they have outgrown their system. Lacking the resources and expertise to upgrade and fix issues with their current their system, they greatly look forward to our help.
While living at the SECMOL campus doing the installation you will have incredible opportunities to interact with the high school aged students, helping them refine their English while sharing our cultures. The school is incredibly diverse, bringing together Tibetan Buddhists, Sunni and Shia Muslims, and Hindus.