To give Ladakh a self-sufficient, resilient, and sustainable lifestyle, SECMOL is attempting to set an example by running the school democratically with the students and producing most of the school’s needs on the campus itself.

The mission of the Alternative School is to build a resilient learning and education system that illuminates the path to a future of sustainable lifestyle in harmony with the nature.


The Students' Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh (SECMOL), founded in 1988 by young natives to reform the educational system in the region, was necessitated by the lack of relevance in the mainstream school curriculum to the lives of the Ladakhis.

SECMOL’s special alternative school for those who failed in the traditional system used innovative learning techniques that were practically-oriented and engaging. Today, many of the alumni of this "School of Failures" have earned international acclaim in their chosen fields.

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Tel: +91 11 4071 4000 (New Delhi Office)
Mob:+91 1982 252421 (Leh)
Mob:+91 1982 226120 (Phey Campus, SECMOL)
Email: info@hial.co.in

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  • (Milaap is the partner for crowdfunding in the initiative)