We left Shey, but a group stayed there to finish the restoration works - a group leader, two volunteers, four local master builders, three workers and a few Ladakhi volunteers. The rest of us (two local master builders, three volunteers and our Italian partner and his interpreter) moved on towards Zanskar, in order to start the restoration of the stupa in Rangdum, the first Buddhist monastery on the way. >>>2012 season starts in Shey
In 2012, the 170. anniversary of Csoma`s death the activity of Csoma`s Room Foundation is expanding significantly. The restoration of Zangla Palace is still our main activity, but since last year we got involved in the conservation of 7 historic stupas in the Indus and Zanskar valleys, that is financed by the Italian Stupa Onlus Association. >>>
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We are taking an action to preserve Csoma’s tiny room and the fortified Zangla Palace till the end of time. We go there every summer since 2008 to save the building from collapsing. The austere climate allows about 3 months of work a year, the rest of the time the roads are blocked by snow. We work there every summer at 4000 meters altitude with an international team of volunteers and local workers to do the most urgent emergency interventions on the palace. You are most welcome to visit us!
Since 2010 we have been teaching in the local school, supplying them books and stationary, and in 2012 we started the construction of a solar school to provide winter education to Zangla and the surrounding 4 villages.
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