How a remote school is challenging the way we look at education

Sonam Wangchuk

An educator and innovator, Sonam founded the SECMOL Alternative School in Ladakh that works with local students who struggle for quality education.

Sonam Wangchuk set up an alternative high school in Ladakh, where once no one used to clear exams. He set out to prove that it was not the students who were failing but the Indian education system. At his unusual school SECMOL, exam failure is the admission criteria and learning is built into every aspect of life. The school has given India an environmental invention that has caught global attention, and leaders in sport, politics, culture, and entrepreneurship.