Ladakh – “Land of the high passes” is a remote region of the Indian province Jammu and Kashmir. It borders the Chinese Xinjiang province, Pakistan and Tibet. Due to its cultural similarities it is also often being referred to as “Little Tibet”. In average the 300.000 people here live in 3.800 meters above the sea level. It is the destination for many of our donations. The destination of a long journey, process and effort.
After having shipped all of the donations from all over the world to our storage hall in New Delhi we prepare our Royal Enfield motorbike and bring the sunglasses directly to the small villages, schools and fields.
Together with a non-profit organization of the Dalai Lama, “The Tibetan Health Care Center” in Choglamsar, we also conduct clinical eye operations on the ground to not only prevent, but also correct the problem of eye diseases and eye cancer in the most remote regions of this world.
Ladakh was our first region of action and the starting point for a global expansion. In Nepal for example we are currently working with the “Tilganga Institute” to set up a new Himalayan network in Nepal. Their department of Ophtamology set up the Nepal-Eye-Program and offers free treatment and operations to those in need.
Bhutan, Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan are planned to be developed by 2018/19.