Seeking ways to integrate with local communities while travelling.

Ice Stupa in the Himalayas – Innovative thinking to Combat Climate Change

One of the main reasons that we decided to do a project collecting hockey equipment and delivering it to SECMOL is because of the inspirational leadership of their founder, Sonam Wangchuk. I had the pleasure of meeting Sonam last January when we went to Ladakh. He is one of the most interesting, thoughtful, and insightful people that I have ever had the opportunity to meet.

He is at it again, putting together an incredible project to preserve water in the form of “ice Stupas”. The aim is to save many villages in the Himalayas from the water crisis that they are currently facing.

Check out their campaign on indiegogo to make this project come to life.

In the photos (on Indiegogo), you can see the ice Stupa along with some of the students who helped build the prototype. What you can’t see is the hours of work in the freezing cold that these students, along with Sonam, put in to make this structure. We happened to be at SECMOL when they started to develop this prototype. I was blown away with their dedication and determination to persevere through freezing temperatures to build this prototype. It was pretty remarkable to witness and even more remarkable to see their vision for this important project.

Help spread the word, share this story and support the great work of Sonam and his students.

Live &Teach at a Biosphere Reserve in Mexico!

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Thailand Paid Teaching

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Little Friendly Farm Sanctuary Project

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English Opens Doors Program- Teach English in Chile

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Volunteer at the Osa In-Water Sea Turtle Project

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Bhubesi Pride – Rugby in Africa 2015

Bhubesi Pride assembles highly qualified teams to carry out annual rugby coaching expeditions, using the sport as a tool for education and development in Africa. Working with schools and communities in 10 African countries, children unite through … [Continue reading]