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...
Providing access to education is one of the primary activities of Karuna-Shechen. After the 2015 earthquakes destroyed many of the schools in remote regions in Nepal, our goal was to help rebuild and give local children the opportunity to learn.
Thanks to your support and the dedication of our team, we have been able to completely rebuild ten schools in remote earthquake-affected areas!
Shantipur Elementary, located in a village in the Kavre district, is one of these schools. The local students now can study in a protected environment with access to clean drinking water and improved sanitation, all provided by Karuna-Shechen.
See the impact of our work as two students from Shantipur Elementary talk about their lives and hopes for the future:
We are continuing our education program in other remote schools to provide materials, community support, and additional teachers to under-served schools.
Below is a list of names of the schools demolished by the earthquakes that we rebuilt:
Deuralil School, Makwan District
Phalatedevi School, Sindhupalchok District
Guranse School, Dolakha District
Shantipur School, Kavre District
Thanika School, Gorkha District
Chandra Kanya School, Sindhuli District
Kalikadevi School, Ramechhap District
Kaliadevi School, Nuwakot District
Nrishesor School, Dhading District
Gramodaya School, Okhaldunga District
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...