Julley from Ladakh! Support us in Building the Valley’s First Book Village

by Village Lab Foundation

  • 2000

    Books Goal
  • 2009

    Books Received
  • 0

    Days to go
Raised Percent :
100%
The campaign is successful.
Sumoor Nubra Valley, India

Know more about us

Who we are

Founded by Rigzen Wangmo, a graduate of Harvard University, the Village Lab Foundation (VLF) is an ambitious initiative aimed at strengthening villages in Ladakh through an innovative intergenerational education model. Our goal is to transform villages into vibrant hubs of learning and collaboration. VLF is committed to providing quality, community-based experiential learning opportunities for learners in Ladakh villages. Our flagship initiative, "The Book Village," aims to turn Sumoor village into a hub of knowledge and wisdom by installing libraries throughout the village and fostering a culture of reading and love for literature among villagers.


Our work and its impact

Village Lab Foundation (VLF) is poised to launch its inaugural project, "The Book Village," in the Nubra Valley of Ladakh, India. Our objective is to cultivate a culture of reading in Ladakh villages, one village at a time, by providing opportunities and access to books for residents. This empowers and transforms the education system within these villages. VLF is dedicated to curating villages as learning laboratories and empowering villagers as facilitators. "The Book Village" will serve as a model for villages with limited access to quality books. We work closely with villagers to establish and facilitate learning spaces within the community, involving all generations in the learning process and promoting democratic learning.


How we will utilise these books

The Book Village project aims to install tiny libraries throughout the village, primarily near bus stops for school-going children, village gathering venues, school gates, and monasteries. Villagers will have access to books in every corner of the village. The VLF learning centre will also host villagers for reading circles and storytelling sessions. The joyful storybooks from Pratham Books will be utilised during the long (three-month) winter holidays in Ladakh when children seek activities and reading programs the most. Your contribution will significantly impact the lives of learners in Ladakh villages.



Supporters

Name Donate Amount Date
Mohan Rao 3,750 March 29, 2024
Timothy Van Drunen 7,476 March 25, 2024
Meenakshi Pandey 375 March 24, 2024
Dr Tundup Dolker 375 March 23, 2024
Dechen Dolma 1,500 March 22, 2024
Lundup Dorjay 200 March 22, 2024
Stanzin Gonbo 1,500 March 21, 2024
Nishi Kulshreshtha Chaturvedi 7,500 March 18, 2024
Kunzes Kharpon 3,750 March 18, 2024
SRIKANTH BR 10,001 March 16, 2024
Anonymous 46,757 March 14, 2024
Anonymous 2,500 March 07, 2024
Motup Dolma 1,000 March 06, 2024
Paul Evans 2,450 March 01, 2024
Mayuresh and Shilpa 5,000 March 01, 2024
Amit Dhar 2,500 February 29, 2024
Nidhi Bhatia 1,500 February 26, 2024
Anonymous 375 February 25, 2024
Anonymous 500 February 23, 2024
Anonymous 1,500 February 23, 2024
Anonymous 1,500 February 23, 2024
Anonymous 750 February 23, 2024
Divyanka Shekhawat 1,500 February 23, 2024
Stanzin Diskit 375 February 22, 2024
Farhana Salam 750 February 22, 2024
Gitanjali J Angmo 12,500 February 19, 2024
Sonam Wangchuk 12,500 February 19, 2024
Ankura Ranade 750 February 19, 2024
Anonymous 375 February 17, 2024
Anonymous 1,000 February 17, 2024
Tanmay Mukherji 10,000 February 17, 2024
Damini Rathore 375 February 17, 2024
STANZIN WANGDAN 375 February 17, 2024
Sumithra Krishnan 375 February 16, 2024
Monisha Ahmed 1,500 February 16, 2024
Akanksha Singh 375 February 16, 2024
Anonymous 200 February 16, 2024
Nordon Shunu 750 February 16, 2024
Anonymous 500 February 16, 2024
Seema Mangaonkar 3,750 February 16, 2024
Name Donate Amount Date
Mohan Rao 3,750 March 29, 2024
7,476 March 25, 2024
Meenakshi Pandey 375 March 24, 2024
Dr Tundup Dolker 375 March 23, 2024
Dechen Dolma 1,500 March 22, 2024
Lundup Dorjay 200 March 22, 2024
Stanzin Gonbo 1,500 March 21, 2024
Nishi Kulshreshtha Chaturvedi 7,500 March 18, 2024
Kunzes Kharpon 3,750 March 18, 2024
SRIKANTH BR 10,001 March 16, 2024
46,757 March 14, 2024
Thupstan Targais 2,500 March 07, 2024
Motup Dolma 1,000 March 06, 2024
2,450 March 01, 2024
5,000 March 01, 2024
Amit Dhar 2,500 February 29, 2024
Nidhi Bhatia 1,500 February 26, 2024
Sonam Dorje 375 February 25, 2024
Nafis Khan 500 February 23, 2024
Rigzin Angmo 1,500 February 23, 2024
Prachee Mhaskar 1,500 February 23, 2024
Mrudangi Jasani Baidya 750 February 23, 2024
Divyanka Shekhawat 1,500 February 23, 2024
Stanzin Diskit 375 February 22, 2024
Farhana Salam 750 February 22, 2024
Gitanjali J Angmo 12,500 February 19, 2024
Sonam Wangchuk 12,500 February 19, 2024
Ankura Ranade 750 February 19, 2024
Deepanshu Pathak 375 February 17, 2024
Sumati Khosla 1,000 February 17, 2024
Tanmay Mukherji 10,000 February 17, 2024
Damini Rathore 375 February 17, 2024
STANZIN WANGDAN 375 February 17, 2024
Sumithra Krishnan 375 February 16, 2024
Monisha Ahmed 1,500 February 16, 2024
Akanksha Singh 375 February 16, 2024
Shagun Damadia 200 February 16, 2024
Nordon Shunu 750 February 16, 2024
Aisu Minam Yirang 500 February 16, 2024
Seema Mangaonkar 3,750 February 16, 2024