Know where we have  reached


We could talk endlessly about our work, but if you could hear it from someone else, we would feel good too. Our headmasters, teachers, voluntourists speak for us.

Madam Tsewang Dolma – Head Teacher, Primary School Pun/Pun

"We are extremely happy to receive a Library from 17000 ft. Though we had a few books before, we never took them out regularly. But ever since the 17000 ft Team showed us how to label, colour-code and use the books in many activities, we have also been motivated to teach our children to read. Not only have we given books to our children to read for the vacations, we ourselves took some home so that we can do our story telling sessions better. We have also taken more labels and colour stickers from 17000 ft to label our own books. The Volunteers who came to setup the library were extremely nice and taught us so many new activities. We wished they could have stayed longer, and we would have got to know them better and thanked them some more. We really thank 17000 ft for showing us how to make a library a happy place and promise to do our best to continue the work. Thank you, and Julley!"

Rinchan Sherab – Head Master, Govt. Residential Middle School, Lingshed(2011)

"It is very amazing to have approach of Team 17000 ft led by Sir Sahu and Mam Sujata to our school Lingshed which is situated in Trans Singey La area of the Zanskar region of Ladakh. This year they provided chairs and tables to our school , by crossing 3 very high passes of over 5100 mtrs, which is an in inspiring job done by their team. Thank u very much Sir Sahu and Mam Sujata for your kind support" 

Stephan Guilloux – Voluntourist from Illkirch, France

"When I heard about your program, I was really attracted. Using my vacation to help children to get some skills, was really motivating. This is probably what prompted me to apply. The program more than met my expectation. The beautiful landscapes, the interaction with the children. One shy little girl was holding on to my arm so fiercely as we were leaving! I did not think we could inspire such affection in them. The interaction with the teachers was equally good. They also seemed to enjoy and learn from us volunteers as much as the children"

Mamta Chhabra – Voluntourist from India

"Visiting Ladakh with 17000 ft was an experience like no other. We travelled to remote corners yet untouched by tourism; shared meals and homes with the villagers; and spent our days rediscovering the solar system and human body in ways even we had never thought of before. The staff of 17000 ft challenged us to think outside the box in the preparation of these teaching modules. We were forced to dip into our creative arsenals to come up with activities that required nothing but the most basic of materials. The training in Leh equipped us with excellent tips to engage with the children. I have no doubt that the children benefit tremendously from the time they spend with the volunteers; but I can also, with just as much confidence, assert that our lives were enriched by a far greater measure.

We are not the same having shared a brief moment with the people of Ladakh."

Nanaki Singh – Ibex Expeditions

I think the program set for the volunteers was so legit and well coordinated. 17000 ft had everything down to a T. I loved setting up the playground and painting on the walls. The students also helped with the painting and were able to identify characters not seen in their books.

Mrugen Munjpara – Edelweiss Voluntourist Group - 2018

The trip to Ladakh and Kargil was a memorable and a lifelong experience for me. I had never worked as a teacher before, however this new experience was super enriching and came at the most opportune time. This time I spent in remote locations and the wilderness, out of our daily routine of corporate life and mobile connectivity got me a lot of clarity of thought on many things. I’m proud to have played a part in this honourable purpose and glad for the opportunity to witness the play of cultures and how hard the staff of the NGOs work in remote locations to better the lives of these young, deserving kids by providing opportunities to continue their education and adding to their skillsets for livelihood.

Sajjad Hussain Sir – Teacher at MS Gound Minjee

On behalf of  teaching staff, Headmaster MS Gound Minjee, VEC members, Villagers and Volenteers. l am very thankful for Digilab setup in our school. Thank you, thank you, thank very much Mam Sujata Sahu Founder of 17000ft Foundation, thanks Sandeep Sir, thanks all staff of 17000ft foundation, thank you Axis Bank.

Mohammed Ali – Head Master, Middle School Chulichan

I on behalf of my Staff members, students & parents pay my heartiest  gratitude espicially to Madam Sujata Sahu, all her staff members and the resposible personalities of Axis Bank Dilse who are jointly working selflessly to enhance the educational status of the remote areas with zeal and enthusiasm. really such services are service to God. By grace of Almighty, my school is also fully digitalised by the esteemed personalities of 17000 ft Foundation & Axis Bank.
Also my dedicated staff members who deserve encomium for fullfilling my wishes as they are performing their services with keen interest and in an enthusiastic manner.

Jonah Nirmal – Sharnam Voluntourist Group, 2018

Cultural shock was personally the most influential. Using mud toilets, having limited electricity. All these made me appreciate what I already have. And hence it was also one of the most special aspects of the trip. Doing this program wasn't easy. The 2 weeks drastically shaped us as people and our values. I've learned modesty, humility and generosity in a whole new perspective and I'm really glad to be a part of this program. The people here are so forward, talented and brilliant and have achieved a great deal of development because of it. I'm sure the kids will benefit from the drawings my team has made, I certainly hope they do. And I would love to be a part of this experience again in the future. 

Priti Jaswaney – Edelweiss Voluntourist Group - 2018

Thank you for giving us this wonderful opportunity to be a part of the 17000 ft Foundation team for the last 10 days as your volunteering brigade. Thank you for the warmth and great hospitality too, we come back reminiscing our time spent with the kids, the team and amidst the wonderful Ladakhi culture.