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...
This September, we inaugurated a new center for computer training for disadvantaged youth. It will also be used for our other vocational training courses. Classes will start this October.
We have expanded our very successful Kitchen Garden program to include communities in the state of Jharkhand. The expanded program will provide an increased number of vulnerable people with access to nutritious food.
We operate two nurseries for seeds and plants (one in Bihar and Jharkhand) that provide seeds to villagers so that they can start their own kitchen gardens. The first seeds and seedlings are currently being distributed to villagers participating in the kitchen garden program.
Congratulations to our Indian solar engineers Puja and Lakshmi! They have just installed a solar electrification system in the village of Kadal. These village women, who are illiterate, trained to become solar engineers in 2013 at the Barefoot College. Thanks to them, villagers now have access to light.
Since the beginning of the year, Puja and Laksmi Bihar have installed over 175 systems in three villages.
To reduce the risk of respiratory disorders and other related diseases that are caused by exposure to cooking fuels, we have installed smokeless stoves in all the kindergarten centers we support as part of our Early Childhood Development program.
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...