40,000 storybooks in Bhoti for children are being published and will be distributed into 300 schools of Leh District, Ladakh
Storybooks in Bhoti for the children of Ladakh
17000 ft Foundation has been tirelessly working to create a culture of reading in Ladakh, by setting up libraries across hundreds of schools in remote areas. In a region where the only books available to read were either religious texts or travel books, the presence of hundreds of books in each school opened up a world of imagination and discovery for these children.
Now after 2 years, yet another milestone project of 17000 ft is going to see light this November. 17000 ft has partnered with Pratham Books and Scholastic Publishers to translate 10 of their titles each into the local language, Bhoti, to be then distributed across 300 schools of Ladakh. This project, which took 2 years and a lot of hard work, is very close to our hearts and we will be proud to release 40,000 copies of these translated books this November.