March 15 2018
In Nepal, the quality of education in many public schools, also known as government or community schools, is quite poor. There are a multitude of reasons for this, some of which are the consequence of...
Together with dedicated people around the world, we’re creating sustainable solutions and opportunities that reduce suffering and help preserve the culture of the Himalayas. This is compassion in action, and here are a few of the people who are a part of it:
“For me, there is nothing better than doing deeply meaningful work in a positive way. At Karuna-Shechen, every day, I feel wonderful. That’s why I work for this organization.”
SONAM DOLPA SHERPA, Head Nurse Shechen Hospice, Nepal
“It is important to me to relieve the suffering of others. Many of the people we serve come from poor families in remote villages and without us, they would suffer in horrible living conditions. We relieve suffering and create an environment where everyone can feel at home.”
SARITA KUMARI, Teacher, India
“Teaching children in my community brings me great personal satisfaction. I know that without our small village school, the majority of children here would not have access to education and would remain illiterate.”
DOCTOR SHAGUFTA KHALIL, General Practitioner Shechen Clinic, India
“I like my job, especially helping women and girls. Many of them come from the villages to see me. Without the Shechen Clinic, they would have to suffer in silence because of poor personal hygiene, often related to their living conditions.”
CATHERINE LALIVE D’EPINAY, Volunteer Treasurer, Karuna-Shechen Switzerland
“I joined Karuna-Shechen this year, driven by the values embodied by Matthieu Ricard and my desire to respond to the challenges faced by people in the Himalayas. At Karuna-Shechen, I have the opportunity to work with people who share the same sense of altruistic commitment and positive spirit!”
LILATAVI DEVI, Village Coordinator and Teacher, India
“My job is to inform people in my village about Karuna-Shechen’s projects, such as the arrival of the mobile clinic or the literacy classes I teach to women. I am happy to help improve the living conditions of my community.”
MARY DICKIE, (on left) Friend and Board Member KSUSA
“Supporting Karuna-Shechen’s wonderful work to improve the lives of people in the Himalayan region has been a gift to me and my family. Karuna-Shechen is able to achieve maximum impact on people’s lives due to good stewardship of the staff and organization.”
All of you who support us, and these dedicated people, make our projects possible. You are our heroes of compassion in action.
February 16 2018
Worldwide, more than 796 million people are illiterate — and two thirds of them are women. In India and Nepal, the lack of access to education and training perpetuates the cycle of poverty.  ...
A SUSTAINABLE AND LASTING IMPACT Your recurring monthly donations make a sustainable and lasting impact on the lives of thousands of vulnerable people in India, Nepal, and Tibet, and provide us wit...