India Summer Program
Sustainable Summer will be launching an India Summer program in the Ladakh Region of India for Summer 2018. It will be 4 weeks in length, include some incredible Himalayan scenery, and a whole lot of really fascinating programming on the subject of sustainability, and primarily the role of education and public infrastructure in sustainable development. This program is being developed by two of our most experienced facilitators with an initial multi-week program development effort completed in Spring of 2017. We have staff back in Ladakh and at Navdanya (the legendary environmentalist Vandana Shiva’s project) again for the month of September to finalize programming details. Much more to come in November 2018 when we release the full itinerary and program scope.
In this Sustainable Summer Program…
We’ll dive into – pun intended – India’s water resource management systems (think huge dams and massive public works projects) and education system, and try to understand why millions in India still lack the basic human needs of clean water and and education. We’ll spend much of our time living and learning with an organization that is addressing India’s challenges through education and our students will spend about an hour of every day in a “conversation” class with Indian high school students helping them with English language acquisition. We’ll also experience India’s rich culture, explore its bounty of natural wonders, and take part in all sorts of other unforgettable experiences on this Sustainable Summer program in India.
- You’ll meet with several leaders of environmental NGOs that are working on food, water, and energy issues.
- You’ll trek in the shadows of the world’s highest mountains
- You’ll visit a Buddhist monastery built into a cliff wall a thousand feet above the “Grand Canyon of the Himalaya”