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Karuna Schechen

Karuna-Shechen, founded by Matthieu Ricard in 2000, provides health care, education, and social services for the under-served people of India, Nepal, and Tibet.


Karuna-Shechen works with local partners in under-served Himalayan communities to build new schools ...

Solar Power

Empowering illiterate and low-caste women to become Solar Engineers, transforming the social and eco...


Bringing free medicine, consultations, and preventative health education to Nepal's most under-serve...

Empowering communities to become active participants in local development....



News from our Solar Grandmothers in India

Our newly qualified Indian solar engineers have recently returned from the Barefoot College training course and are already installing electricity in the remote village of Bhupnagar, India, (popul... More

Latest News

01.09.2014 Nepal Bi-Annual Report
Our Nepal  2014 Bi-Annual Report is now available online. Please download and read to learn more about our current projects in Nepal: Nepal 2014 Bi-Annual Report JAN-JUN
25.06.2014 Expansion into Jharkhand, by Tarek Toubale
  In India, Karuna-Shechen has operated as a humanitarian agency in the state of Bihar for the last twelve years. At the end of 2013, it was decided to expand our activities into other regions of India ...
16.06.2014 An Altruistic Triathlete
In a few days, Steve Stievenart will be the first Frenchman to participate in the “Arch to Arc” triathlon. He will run, swim and cycle the 475 km between London and Paris to raise public awareness and ...

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