DoW Cause | GYAAN 500 in action at Kibber, Spiti Valley

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DoW Cause | GYAAN 500 in action at Kibber, Spiti Valley

Postby dheerajsharma14 » Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:53 pm

It has been while that I could not process these pictures from my amazing White Spiti Valley Tour in March 2014... But now it is out here and what better to start with DoW Causes Thread. We executed DoW Causes | GYAAN 500 at one of the more remote and high villages of Spiti Valley and Asia connected by road, famous by the name Kibber Village at an altitude of 4270 Mtrs ...

This time we had plans to make it a bigger event and take these DoW Causes at whole new level up the ladder... This time we revamped a primary school, to an extent, in Kibber Village by donating various course books for regular curriculum, pasted posters / charts of Body Parts, Animals, ABC, Hindi, Birds, etc.. in the school so that kids can learn from them visually and effectively.

These schools depend upon the knowledge of teachers inducted in the schools and they teach accordingly mostly. However, I am not sure if there is any guided path for small kids of the primary schools. Hence, we thought let's donate some All In One books which had ABC, Hindi, Numbering, Rhymes, Poems, Stories, Shapes, etc.. and all the kids of one school, around 30, can be taught using the same books. Once they get on to new classes, teachers can take the books back and use the same for the next batch of these small kids. This way they all work in guided manner and teacher also has some stuff to target. The charts will help these small children recognize and remember things visually.

Well, the love and affection we got back from the people hosting the school in the homes and the teacher present in the village was just amazing and cannot be expressed in words... They offered local drinks, tea, black tea and food too along with the warm smiles around... They showered praises on us like anything and I cannot forget the joy + sense of motivation on the faces of the small kids in the school. Purely, Pristine... Like they say, there are somethings money can;t buy and "smiles/joy/praises for our betterment" around us was just that one thing while we executed these Causes in Kibber Village.

We just walked into the village, inquired about the primary school and locals helped us also in figuring out where the school is being run. Just imagine people in these high remote Himalayan villages volunteer many a times in these harsh winters to use their home as primary schools. In these harsh winters small kids cannot go to long down to some other village after getting snowbound for months. Opening your own homes for running these schools for the betterment of the lives of their young kids can just happen in Himalayas I feel :) ... Teachers from the schools below leave their homes and settles there in these remote villages to teach these small children so that they become something one day in future. Schools shift back to normal buildings, like Rangrik School in this case as winters arrive.,. Just imaging the sacrifices right from small kids to locals to teachers and how much they have to go through for making their children educated.

With out effort of DoW Causes, we have just tried our tiny bit of thing we can do in order to support these local little kids of Spiti Valley in some way to an extent. I am sure initiatives from our community such as this lay a good foundation for all of us to keep contributing and spreading smiles around in Himalayas... and spreading smiles is infectious as well as precious...

Here are some pictures from the over event of DoW Causes at Kibber Village Primary School in month of March 2014...
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Re: DoW Cause | GYAAN 500 in action at Kibber, Spiti Valley

Postby dheerajsharma14 » Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:12 am

Here are first batch of pictures of DoW Causes in Kibber Village - Spiti Valley from my side. @sany bhai must be having more of such images too.

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Re: DoW Cause | GYAAN 500 in action at Kibber, Spiti Valley

Postby dheerajsharma14 » Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:27 am

Second batch of pictures I have for all of you...
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Re: DoW Cause | GYAAN 500 in action at Kibber, Spiti Valley

Postby sany » Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:07 am

Wow Dheeraj Bhai....you have just amazing pictures....i have few i will share now
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Re: DoW Cause | GYAAN 500 in action at Kibber, Spiti Valley

Postby sany » Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:13 am

the last set of pics from that incredible day
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Re: DoW Cause | GYAAN 500 in action at Kibber, Spiti Valley

Postby dheerajsharma14 » Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:26 am

Wow Sany bhai , fabulous candid moments you have captured brother... Loved those smiles, brings happiness again seeing and going through these pictures. Please do share your set of feelings too while executing these causes up there... I know our hearts were filled with joy and happiness while doing so but let the world know too :)
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Re: DoW Cause | GYAAN 500 in action at Kibber, Spiti Valley

Postby sany » Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:48 am

Thank you sir,

I dont know what to write about causes, cause it just cant be expressed. Well all i can say is, they make me feel attached to those people now. I feel i have left a part of me with those sweet kids now. I wanna go back see how they are fairing, i feel like its some kind of my responsibility now to ensure that they get all the resources to be great people in their life. The joy is not in distributing toffees or books/pencils/colors etc....the joy is to see that light in their eyes when they see you, the joy is to see them put the colors to immediate use the moment you give them....

So much we receive from those simple people, like Tsering opened his hotel especially for us, the old lama sharing his hand made amazing leather jacket with me, the care taker of irrigation department who opened up the place in late night for us when everyone in nako just refused in that bone freeze season......but what we give is so little.....we just pay them money back say hi share the phone nos and forget........we treat them like trading for chips/water bottle/etc etc.

Do the cause once and you will realize what i am trying to say here........ "Travel the DOW way, Travel responsibly................."
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Re: DoW Cause | GYAAN 500 in action at Kibber, Spiti Valley

Postby NonStopDriver » Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:47 pm

Amazing is the word here... :)

Loved the smiles and especially the victory signs by kids :D Kudos to you buddies..

Rest is my signature! :)
Spreading smiles is contagious, however, believe me, you'd love to be infected! :) -- Selfie :D

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Re: DoW Cause | GYAAN 500 in action at Kibber, Spiti Valley

Postby getpackingvinod » Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:31 pm

I have no words to say, except to hit the Thank you button... Being part of DoW, its time to take cue and learn and execute the causes.
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