The children reside in two well-equipped hostel
complexes – one for boys and the other for girls.
There are nearly 200 children in the
hostels, each hostel being managed by a supervisor.
There is a team of 12 supporting staff who look
after the well being of the children. A hostel
management committee takes care of the overall
management of the hostels, looking into the needs
Each hostel complex is completely self-contained
with its own solar heated water supply, fully
functioning kitchen facilities, dining hall, study
room, meditation room and a playground. A flower
garden and vegetable farm have also been set up and
are maintained by the children. Automated washing
facilities for the students are in the process of
The children take turns in helping out with the
kitchen work and in the general upkeep of the hostel
In addition to the hostels, most of the
younger children (4 years and above) continue to
live at Lepcha Cottage where they have a lot of fun
playing with each other, the three resident dogs and
the cat! Here, the children are also instilled with
habits-for-life such as personal hygiene,
environment consciousness and even spirituality.