December 5 2019
Twenty years ago, Matthieu Ricard set out to build a better world for the people of the Himalayan region through the founding of Karuna-Shechen. Working in remote and underserved villages, made poss...
Wonderful news from Dolpo: The primary boarding school we built in the village of Sheri is open and classes have started. Dolpo is located in a remote mountainous region of Nepal.
The majority of these children had no access to education before our intervention. Villages like Sheri are often left out of most development programs because of their remoteness and difficulty to access.
The boarding school can accommodate up to 100 students from Sheri and neighboring villages. Tuition fees for the first two years will be entirely covered by Karuna -Shechen.
The villagers have enthusiastically supported the school from the beginning and even did the construction work. It is more than a school for them – it represents the chance for a better future for their children and their region.
Read the story Garab and Lapka, two boys who were eagerly awaiting the opening of school
November 15 2019
Karuna-Shechen’s projects are developed to serve the needs of villagers and communities in remote and under-served areas of Nepal, India, and Tibet. While we gauge success based on the number of peo...
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...