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Udai and Anupam conduct a Science Workshop at M/S Fotoksar

Udai and Anupam, a father-son pair volunteer to pilot the 17000ft Science Workshop Program at a remote school. 

Being seasoned trekkers, the school that is chosen for them is Middle School Fotoksar, situated at a centuries old beautiful village at an altitude of 13,868 ft. A school with 54 students and 7 teachers, despite being in a village that is on a popular trekking route, receives almost no visitors.

An extremely remote school that is at a 2 days trek away from Leh, our voluntourists set out for Fotoksar from Leh, driving all the way to Wanla ( a drive of almost 6 hours), staying there for the night and starting out the next morning for the long trek to Fotoksar, crossing the formidable Sirsir La, at an altitude of over 16,000 ft.

The two spend 3 days at the school, conducting science experiments and introducing the children to the joys of science. The teachers are also trained on the workshop module and the school presented with the 17000ft Science Workshop booklet and a Science Kit.

After observing the success of the experiments at the school, 17000 ft has introduced this workshop into all of its adopted schools. 

Check out Udai's blog on his experiences.

Thank you, both! For being one of our early voluntourists and for helping us pilot this program!