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Published on Jul 31, 2012
A short film made to highlight the work of the Avalokiteśvara Trust.
The trust's vision is to empower children with the gift of education, the joy of learning, bringing into existence previously absent opportunities that allow for a better overall quality of life in the region.
The trust aims to provide children with the requisite means to not only be educated at school but also to be assisted in their mental, emotional and psychological development and thereby given the best possible foundation for the rest of their lives.
One of the key projects currently run under the umbrella of the Avalokiteśvara Trust is FOUNTAIN OF LEARNING
Fountain of Learning a.k.a FOL, is an initiative to nurture and educate children in isolated villages of Ladakh. For the year 2012, FOL is setting up libraries in Ladakh, the remote ice desert region of the Himalayas.
This film was shot with the nuns of Temisgam nunnery in Ladakh. Situated in a secluded valley the nunnery is home to a small bunch of nuns from Zanskar. Besides their buddhist teachings the young nuns also get basic education in english, hindi and math. The little nuns had never acted in front of the camera, and were initially very shy. But it was wonderful to see their dedication and energy. In the cold desert, their smiles were heart warming.