Libraries@17000ft - aimed at improving reading skills of children in schools that are hard to reach
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The Library Program

Our 250th Library in Ladakh, called "The Next Chapter" was inaugurated in November 2017 under the project AxisDilSe. It is a public library right in the heart of Leh City, for young kids to just walk in, grab a book, plonk themselves down on a cushion and read! The library has hundreds of books for kids of all ages, an Art and Craft Room, a projector for screening movies once a month and computers to listen to audio books. And games to play. We conducted activities every week. It was fun and buzzing and active and a great hangout place for kids.

But post Covid-19, the The Next Chapter Library is not running to its full potential due to lack of funds. Do get in touch with us in case you wish to support us in running the Library.

Govt. Schools with actively supported 17000ft Libraries
Reading workshops conducted with role plays, art & craft activities, based on story books
Books read per child per month

The Next Chapter - the Community Library in Leh

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.

17000 ft has partnered with Pratham Books and Scholastic Publishers to translate few of their titles each into the local language, Bhoti, to be made available to children across 300 schools of Ladakh.