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#axisdilse - 2017 to 2019

AXIS Dil Se, a CSR initiative of AXIS Bank in collaboration with 17000 ft - aimed at transforming Government schools and providing them access to better resources for their children in rural villages of Leh and Kargil Districts of Ladakh and thus reach out to the remotest of communities of Ladakh. 

Spread over a span of 3 years, the project is benefitting 109 schools and village communities (both from Leh and Kargil District). 6000+ school children are now having better school infrastructure, improved opportunities of learning and dream of a future that was otherwise not even a remote possibility in these ignored hamlets.

#axisdilse started off in 2017 with each of the 109 schools receiving colourful playgrounds and 17000 ft Libraries. Each playground included a swing, a slide, a see-saw, a loop rung and a net scrambler. The 17000 ft Library included painting, carpeting of the Library room, a book rack, 500 books across generes and languages.

All the playgrounds and the Libraries were installed in a record time of 2 months by our team with the help of the local village community, teachers and the students as well.

What made this project exciting was that whole communities came forward together to implement this. 10,000 villagers across 109 villages were out in full force over the course of the project in a joint effort to improve their schools. 

50 Axis Bankers, 16 of whom were from the senior management team spent a more than a week with our team to kick start and inaugurate these facilities across these villages.

2018 was the year of Digilabs. The 109 schools received a solar powered Digital Offline Learning solution that delivers customized, personalized and adaptive Digital content in a locally networked lab complete with Tablets, a content Server and a LED TV. Volunteers from Axis Bank visited and inaugurated the Digilabs as well in 2018.

This year the 109 schools are gearing up to receive colourful Classroom furniture and Anganwadi Centres.

17000 ft is doing this for the first time and are humbled and thrilled at the same time. 

'The Next Chapter' with AXIS Bank

17000 ft Foundation's Dream Project which came true in 2017. thanks to AXIS Bank.  It is called The Next Chapter - public library designed especially for children. 

The Next Chapter is a colourful, fun, vibrant and happy space for children of Leh City to come to, pick up a book and read, listen to a storytelling session, play board games with their friends, watch a movie or learn new art and craft.

Social Impact Program by AXIS Bank in 2016

The AXIS Bank Leadership Development Team partnered with 17000 ft Foundation to impact the lives of children living in its' remotest corners and created a Social Impact Program that took its Vice Presidents into these isolated regions to improve schools infrastructure and create learning programs for its children.

16 Vice Presidents arrived in Ladakh for an exhaustive 10 day visit and travel to four remote villages where they stayed in simple homestays, interacted with the villagers and spent their days working at the school. They worked with the 17000 ft team to install the playgrounds that they fundraised for, and conducted various teaching sessions with the children on reading and the basics of banking and saving. The team interacted with the local dignitaries and conducted exhaustive surveys in their villages to understand and document banking and financial practices adopted by the people of remote Ladakh.

Four schools, High School Wanla, Middle School Chulungkha, Middle School Diskit Girls and Centralized Residential School Tharuk each got a playground and a chance to interact and learn from senior bankers who came from various parts of the country to be a part of this project.

Thank you Axis Bank!