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Spiti Sponsored Children Graduate

Spiti sponsored children graduate and head off to college! It’s with great pride that we are able to report that 3 of our sponsored children will graduate from 12th grade (the equivalent of ‘A’ levels) this year with excellent grades.

July 10, 2020
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Spiti Children Socially Distance

Schools are due to re-open to pupils in the Spiti Valley next month, but, in the meantime, the children are receiving tuition in their villages and, as you can see, are well versed in practising social distancing!

June 30, 2020
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Covid-19 Lockdown Update

We have been told that the Spiti Valley lockdown will be lifted on 30th June and plans are in place for schools to re-open on July 15th.

June 26, 2020
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Spiti Projects Newsletter 2020

Our 2020 Newsletter is here! Download our Spiti Projects 2020 Newsletter. Village life in the winter and snow leopard tourism.

April 28, 2020
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Grannies

In Spiti grannies are the backbone of the family. They are wise, they are calm. And have a fund of knowledge. They are teachers of the grandchildren and have time to cherish them with lots of love. Spiti grannies when they grow too old to work in the fields and help with the household tasks,…

March 6, 2020
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Losar Festival

Families prepare for Losar in advance as we do for Christmas. The homes are thoroughly cleaned and decorated with flowers and auspicious signs are painted in flour on the walls. Cedar and juniper branches are gathered for burning as incense. It is important that debts are settled, quarrels are resolved, new clothes are acquired and…

February 28, 2020
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Tour of Kyrgyzstan led by Joan Pollock
In collaboration with Transindus, Joan Pollock introduced a brand new tour covering the fabulously beautiful, rugged and culturally fascinating state of Kyrgyzstan last summer. As expected the tour was a great success and Joan has offered to repeat it in this coming summer. This year the Telegraph have chosen to feature it in their roundup...
February 25, 2020
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Eye Injury
Last winter, in February, the day before I was due to leave Spiti and travel to Shimla, on the first leg of my long journey back to my home in London, I was asked by one of his relatives to give Tenzin a lift to Shimla in my jeep. While chopping wood for the family...
January 27, 2020
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Knit for Spiti
A lady called Janet came with me on a couple of my Spiti visits. While sitting in the jeep during the long road journeys, she knitted children’s sweaters while in the jeep as we travelled along the bumpy roads to Kaza the capital of the Spiti Valley. Another passenger, Madeleine was very taken by this...
January 20, 2020
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