January 14 2019
Karuna-Shechen's co-founders, Matthieu Ricard and Rabjam Rinpoche, recently visited our new home for the elderly in Nepal, which had to be re-built after earthquakes hit the country in 2015. "There...
At 2100 meters above sea level in the mountains of Nepal, we’re building an elementary school to provide 80 young children access to a quality education that respects their Sherpa heritage.
Construction has already begun and will resume following a short interruption caused by monsoon season. The finished school will consist of 9 classrooms, offices, sanitation facilities, and reliable access to clean water.
We find that education works best for children and their families when it embraces and reflects local culture. We have therefore launched a brand new program for Nepal’s rural schools to offer students introductory courses in agricultural and rural skills in the following areas:
– Organic vegetable gardening
– Poultry farming
– Herbal medicine
– Introduction to renewable energy
– Introduction to livestock
Your financial gift will help us achieve the following goals:
– Provide children with the knowledge and skills they need to actively participate in the life and culture of their village.
– Reduce migration by offering young people who wish to stay in their village, training and opportunities.
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...