On the 27th of November 2013 Lha Charitable trust has been able to install its 9th water filtration system at the Central School for Tibetans (CST) in Dalhousie at the request of Health Department, Centre Tibetan Adminstration through the generous donation made by Mr. Luke Ding and his sister Ms. Mary Ding. The reverse osmosis (RO) purification system, one of the most technologically advanced in the area, includes a 500 liter capacity stainless steel tank that can provide more than 100 liters of clean and safe drinking water per hour to students and staff on the premises.
The C.S.T. Dalhousie was founded in 1963 and it is the third oldest Tibetan school in India.There are currently 207 students who live at CST Dalhousie and 40 staff members, in addition to 20 local Indian students who take part in day-schooling. Despite the school’s wonderful lay out, low temperatures during the winter are the cause of several problems (also related to the quality of drinking water) that ultimately reduce the number of students who attend classes.
Knowing that the school does not have a proper clean water facility, Lha decided to extend the reach of its community program by installing the RO water purification system. The water that will be filtered through this installation will not only be used for drinking, but also for the preparation of meals served by the school, adding an extra layer of health safeguarding.
Through its participation in this initiative, Lha was able to meet with the school’s Principal and Director, who were delighted and thankful to the sponsors since their students will now be able to count on a source of clean water as the monsoon season, and all the outbreaks of water-borne disease that usually accompany it, is starting to approach.