The children visit a boarding school during the summer months in Lingshed. It takes six hours to get there on foot. During the coldest months of the year, from December to March, the children have school holidays.
In Yulchung the classes are held in an empty building with very basic facilities. Interested children can benefit from additional learning opportunities in their own village. The school employs two local teachers (the Austrian aid organisation „Friends of Lingshed“ finances one teacher), who provide tuition with much self-commitment and enthusiasm.
At the moment, twelve adults, three students and fifteen children are being taught. Apart from general education, an important learning content is the training of ecological awareness and the furthering of the region’s rich traditional Heritage.
Folk songs are an important component of religious temple ceremonies, celebrations or weddings, work in the fields and child care. Here, one sings for every occasion. This has motivated the village teacher to write down old Tibetan folk songs, which up to now have only been handed down verbally, and integrate them into schooling.