Taken by Pemba Tendup Lepcha, 12 years, Dubdi/Sikkim Dawa Tashi, aged 12, is from a poor family from Ribdi, a remote village close to the nepali border with meager agriculture. With another 4 boys he is joining the Dubdi monastic school, only going home the 5 hrs. drive 3 times a year for the holidays. The monastic school with hostel is free of costs and therefore a good option for the very poor people. He likes the close community of the boys.