December 6 2018
"Now is the time to extend the circle of compassion to a greater number of our fellow human beings." —Matthieu Ricard Give Villagers in the Himalayas a Chance to Create a Better Toda...
Each year, over 250,000 people benefit from our projects in northern India, Nepal, and eastern Tibet
Since 2000, Karuna-Shechen has been developing and managing humanitarian and development programs that help disadvantaged and remote communities create the better future they aspire to for themselves and future generations.
We provide vulnerable populations access to health care, education, 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.
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
December 4 2018
Small Changes, Big Impact A small change in a remote village can make a world of difference. In this interview, Sanjeev Pradhan, our director in Nepal, explains our strategy and the impact of our eff...
Meet the villagers, our team, and all those who make our work possible. Discover the values that guide and inspire us. And learn how your generous support improves the living conditions of 250,000 peo...