Sengdruk Taktse School is located near the small town of Dari (Darlag), in Golok, Qinghai Province, China. This is a very remote area of Eastern Tibet that has an average altitude of 12,000 ft. The majority of the population in this area are traditionally nomads.
Sengdruk Taktse School was founded in 1999 by Khentrul Kunzang Gyaltsen and Tulku Thubten Norbu at the encouragement of HH Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok. The history of the origin of the school is very magical and filled with amazing stories (more on this to come soon!).
Now in its 18th year, Sengdruk Taktse School continues to thrive, and is currently home to nearly 400 boys and girls, many of whom are orphans or from very poor families. The students live at the school for almost the entire year, except for the students who have families they can visit during their breaks.
Sengdruk Taktse School continues to produce some of the best performing students in the region. The students of Sengdruk Taktse School are not only excellent when it comes to standardized tests, but they also excel in subjects that are often not taught at other schools, such as written and spoken Tibetan language, traditional Tibetan astrology, traditional Tibetan dance, and poetry.