Tsering Dorjey was born in the remote village of Sumda Chenmo in the Markha region of Ladakh, accessible only by a 5 hour trek. Dorjey did his primary schooling in his village and moved to Leh for further education. Due to lack of opportunities and educational support, he dropped out of school in eighth grade. Since 2001, Dorjey has been working as a tourist guide and cook for various trekking expeditions. In 2014, he joined hands with Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE) to electrify remote villages in Ladakh. With his support and local know-how, GHE has been able to identify and electrify 101 remote villages in Ladakh till date. Dorjey now owns a Solar Service Centre in Leh to provide maintenance and support to the solar electrified villages, and simultaneously assists GHE with identification of more villages for future social interventions.  He volunteers for various social issues like cleanliness, energy poverty, education and livelihood. His engagement with the community is commendable. There is no single village in Ladakh where people do not recognize him. Children across Ladakh fondly call him Acho (elder brother). He is also a wildlife enthusiast and can tell you the names of all the birds, plants and mammals found in Ladakh in a jiffy!" /> Tsering Dorjey, Author at Voices of Rural India