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...
With your support, Karuna-Shechen supports 35 schools in Nepal, eight of which are located in remote mountains above 10,000 feet.
The Upper Humla Mountains in Nepal are among the most isolated and underdeveloped regions of the country. The arduous journey from Kathmandu takes several days traveling by plane, truck, and on foot.
The Maha Buddha Secondary Boarding School is located in the small village of Yalbang. Karuna-Shechen has been supporting it since 2008.
The school provides housing and quality education to 303 students — more than half of which are girls. Each year many students successfully complete their final exams and go on post-secondary studies.
“Feeder Schools”: There are seven small elementary schools in the isolated mountain villages several hours walk from the school. These elementary schools have about thirty students each, many of whom transfer to the Maha Buddha School to complete their education.
We have been supporting these elementary schools since 2013. Support of schools is an investment for the future and we are committed to continuing to provide children, especially those in the remote mountain villages, with a quality education.
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...