Students together with their supervisor Norgay outside SECMOL’s school buildings in Pey, Ladakh. The houses are built to use as much sun as possible for heating.
Locally adapted school and solar heated houses
SECMOL (The Students’ Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh) began its work in 1988 in trying to improve schools in Ladakh as they were poorly adapted to Ladakh culture. Through long and hard work, the organization has succeeded in influencing the Indian state so that the schools today have a much greater understanding of the distinctive culture. This is clearly evident, among other things, by the fact that students perform better in school.
The organization also works extensively with alternative energy sources and is a leader in solar-heated houses in Ladakh. Among other things, many solar houses have been built for the municipality and the military.