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During a trip to Zanskar (Indian Himalayas), MARC DAMIENS created the AAZ association at the request of parents to help children in Zanskar receive a quality education.

1989

The first school

 opens with two classes made available by the BUDDHIST MONASTERY of Pibiting/Ufti and welcomes 53 students (11 girls and 42 boys)

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1990 to 2020

The school expands to become a campus.

 It now has 12 classrooms, housing for teachers, multipurpose room, eco-responsible boarding school for students living the farthest from school.
It welcomes on average MORE THAN 300 STUDENTS, with equal number of girls and boys.

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VOLUNTEERING

Keeps costs low. Promotes teamwork and open-mindedness.

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RESPECT

Defines the needs od the local population through dialog. The needs are defined within the framework of the Indian school curriculum. Promotes sharing and goodwill between AAZ members.

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TRANSPARENCY

Requires clear objectives which take into account the reality of the local situation. Implies exemplary account management

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Genesis of a logo

Our association is part of the local culture and pays the greatest respect to this culture. Our logo reflects this identity. The discussions were many and it’s well worth an explanation.
The general form represents a mani. These stones engraved with mantra (prayers) are stacked on the paths to remind the traveler that he is walking in Buddhist land.
The main colors of Buddhism are white, blue, yellow, red, green. We chose white, yellow and blue.
The mountain evokes the 3500 m (12,000 feet) of the Zanskar valley surrounded by high peaks.
Children who study are at the heart of our action.

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Genesis of a logo

Our association is part of the local culture and pays the greatest respect to this culture. Our logo reflects this identity. The discussions were many and it’s well worth an explanation.
The general form represents a mani. These stones engraved with mantra (prayers) are stacked on the paths to remind the traveler that he is walking in Buddhist land.
The main colors of Buddhism are white, blue, yellow, red, green. We chose white, yellow and blue.
The mountain evokes the 3500 m (12,000 feet) of the Zanskar valley surrounded by high peaks.
Children who study are at the heart of our action.

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Board of directors
is elected every two years at the annual general meeting. The action of the Board of Directors is relayed by the regional delegates. The regional delegates are in contact with the members of their regions and organize the events regionally.

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FRANCE OFFICE :

PRESIDENT : Michelle Lohner
VICE-PRESIDENT : Eliane Serveyre
TREASURER : Sylvie Tournois-Buisson
ASSISTANT TREASURER : Armand Breton
SECRETARY : Martine Durand
SPONSORSHIP/PARTNERSHIP : Christiane Rollin
FOLLOW-UP OF LMHS PROJECTS AND ACCOUNTS : Hervé Choupot
COMMUNICATION OFFICER : Véronique Abérard
WEBMASTER, SOCIAL NETWORKS AND SPONSORSHIPS : Michel Chadron
REGIONAL DELEGATES : Martine Durand
LEGAL ASSISTANCE: Quentin Urban

AAZ representation abroad :

AAZ ONLUS (ITALY) : Tiziana Viezi
AAZ CH (SWITZERLAND) : Jean-Pierre Keller
AAZ USA : Ragni et Marc Pasturel

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Tiziana Viezi

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Jean-Pierre Keller

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Ragni et Marc Pasturel

Regional delegates :

Île-de-France

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Christiane Rollin

Paca

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Daniel Marsi

Occitanie / Languedoc Roussillon

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Sylvie Tournois-Buisson

Réunion / Océan indien

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Danielle Dupré

Bretagne / Pays de loire

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Martine Durand et Ginette Le Meur

Grand Est

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Colette Coquard et Quentin Urban

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

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Edith & Bernard Genand et Michelle Lohner

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* Figures for 2021

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* Figures for 2021

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