✈ DATE CHANGE: Come to the School for Our 25th Anniversary Event—July 14! ✈

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The DATE CHANGE is good, read why!

We are thrilled that after two years of pandemic delay, the Siddhartha School will celebrate its Silver Jubilee on campus. Originally scheduled for Friday, July 15, our founder Khensur Rinpoche moved the date to July 14 to honor the arrival of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to Ladakh for his Summer visit. We hope that you can join us as we celebrate over 25 years of education for the children of Ladakh. Khensur Rinpoche and our principal Dechen Wagmo will play important roles in welcoming His Holiness on his return to Ladakh. Two days of celebration not to be missed.

Come to Ladakh This July and Celebrate
Siddhartha School’s 25th Anniversary with Us!

We are thrilled to announce that after two years of pandemic delay, the Siddhartha School will celebrate its Silver Jubilee anniversary on campus! Our founder, Khensur Rinpoche Lobzang Tsetan, has designated Friday, July 14, for the commemorative event. We hope you can join us at the school for a day of activities, presentations, and performances aimed at rejoicing over the two and a half decades of providing the children of Ladakh with a modern, well-rounded education that recognizes the importance of preserving culture and heritage.

Photos: (above) Founder Khensur Rinpoche Lobzang Tsetan surveys the early construction of what will soon become Siddhartha High School. (below) The first 21 students stand in front of a rented room with Siddhartha School’s first teacher, 1995.

Siddhartha School

In 1995, the first version of the school was a single rented room, with just 21 students and one teacher (pictured above). And over the last two decades, we have grown into an institution that educates over 400 students each year.

We believe that education passes through and beyond each student, supporting and uplifting their families and the community at large. Since its opening, thousands of children have passed through the school gates, and their experience at Siddhartha School has affected thousands more. As a supporter of the school, you are a crucial part of that story, and we hope you embark on a trip of a lifetime to Stok, Ladakh, India, and join in our celebration.

Two Trip and Travel Options

#1 Come on your own and attend the event on July 14 at the school. We can provide you with a detailed itinerary of the event. Contact info@siddharthaschool.org for information.

#2 Join the tour group with our partner, Global Family Travels, and let them take care of the details! If you don’t know your way around Ladakh, the Siddhartha School Partnership recommends you sign up with our longtime tour partner, Global Family Travels. For years, they have introduced visitors to the culture of Ladakh. They are much more than a traditional tour operator; Global Family Travels’s mission is to “Learn, Serve and Immerse” through community-based travel programs. They partner with local nonprofit organizations to offer family-friendly and sustainable travel experiences in support of education, gender equality, preservation of local cultures, conservation, and economic growth, all of which foster cross-cultural understanding and global citizens. 

Watch this informational video for trip details.



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