January 2 2017
Karuna-Shechen’s programs help women learn new skills, build confidence in their abilities, and become more equal members of society. In the second half of 2016, Karuna-Shechen opened 37 NEW non-...
Since 2000, Karuna-Shechen has been developing and managing humanitarian and development programs that help underserved and disadvantaged communities in India, Nepal, and Tibet reach their full potential and create a better future.
We provide vulnerable populations access to health care, education and vocational training, clean water, solar electricity, and other sustainable solutions that support and improve their livelihoods.
Our comprehensive development and humanitarian strategy is based on active community participation, women’s empowerment, and the preservation of local natural resources, expertise, and culture.
Karuna-Shechen works with local partners to ensure that the programs it develops respond to the specific needs and aspirations of the communities it serves.
With its staff in direct contact with the populations involved in the projects, Karuna-Shechen’s activities have a significant impact on individuals, their families, and their communities. In 2015, over 400,000 people benefitted from our projects.
Did you know?
Karuna-Shechen’s name expresses its mission while paying homage to its roots:
‘Karuna’ means compassion in Sanskrit
and ‘Shechen’ is the name of a major monastery in Tibet.
Matthieu Ricard, President and Co-Founder OUR TEAM IN THE FIELD Please do not write to the field directly to apply for jobs or volunteering, check positions HERE Nepal firstname.lastname@example.org India email@example.com OUR INTERNATIONAL BRANCHES Karuna-Shechen Europe MoreSee the project
A SUSTAINABLE AND LASTING IMPACT Your recurring monthly donations make a sustainable and lasting impact on the lives of thousands of vulnerable people in India, Nepal, and Tibet, and provide us wit...