The Last day was perhaps saved for the best experience as we headed to SECMOL, The Students’ Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh (SECMOL) was founded in 1988 by a group of young Ladakhis with the aim to reform the educational system of Ladakh. SECMOL Alternative School which is our eco-friendly campus near Leh. It was everything except the typical textbook learning module. Every child there is like a god's gift to the Universe. Students there have created some of the finest innovations without machinery. It has to be a must visit place for people going to Ladakh.
Founded by the passionate educator and loving guardian of the place, Rebecca Norman, and supported enthusiastically by the determined (and quite famous!) environmentalist, Sonam Angchuk, the place breathes ‘freedom’- a feeling that is indispensable in creating an ideal environment for the fruitful acquisition of knowledge. The Student’s Educational And Cultural Movement of Ladakh (SECMOL) has attained global recognition under the supervision of the founders, who are not only dedicated to the cause of education and empowerment, but are also committed to bringing a major change that also, and largely, involves the environment. While one goes visiting remote villages to teach children, the other is often seen ruminating on his ongoing initiative of turning the barren soils of Ladakh into a cultivable region, with the help of artificial glaciers or ‘Ice-stupas’.