Winter Camp is more than hockey - and yet few seem to know this in Ladakh. That's why the Domkhari people invited village leaders from other remote regions to join the 2014 Camp.
The children live, work, study and play together for 30-45 days each winter. This year Domkhar hosted children from 11 Sham villages- and ages 4 to 24.
Part of the tuition supported by 6 expert teachers from the region included encouraging the students to make videos of their curricular lessons. The Gruffalo, the ABCs and Abiley all reflected a fun way to learn English. The Hockey Manual - produced by the Girl's and Boy's Under 20 Teams.... well, not English language learning. But definitely a valuable contribution to the other villages wanting to start Winter Camp programmes.
Saturday Night was the Oscars at Domkhar. The competition was stiff among the 4 entries for Best Picture and the many entries for Best Actor. The prize for best learning and best fun was won by all.
Cynthia will be blogging as she works with our Himalayan projects this year.