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...
As part of our mission to provide access to education, Karuna-Shechen plans to build one school every two years in a remote area of Nepal. Previously we built a school hostel in Humla and a school in Dolpo (see map).
This January, we will begin construction on an elementary school in an isolated village in the district of Taplejung in northeastern Nepal, 2100 meters above sea level.
Eighty children from 350 Sherpa families will attend the school and have access to a quality education that respects their cultural heritage. There will be 9 rooms for classes and administration, a caretaker’s house, and sanitary facilities with reliable access to water. We hope that the school will be ready for enrollment in June 2018.
Watch our team search for the exact construction site:
We will also support another 6 schools in isolated areas as part of our ongoing program that annually introduces new schools that need assistance.
Thanks to your generous and essential support, our education projects in Nepal will be able to continue and benefit 730 more elementary school children in 2018.
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...