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...
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.
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...
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