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...
NEPAL – SCHOOLS IN HUMLA
In Humla, we have completed the construction of a pipeline system to transport water from the river to the school in Yalbang, where we also finished building toilets for the children.
Our next step: the construction of a water tank, next to the school, and rainwater harvesting systems in two governmental schools of the the region.
NEPAL – DISASTER RELIEF NETWORK
In the Boudha area, close to Kathmandu, we began training 15 volunteers in basic care and relief response in the aftermath an earthquake.
Our goal for 2014 is to expand this program and create an emergency response network of volunteers in this area at high seismic risk. We aim to train sixty volunteers by March 2014.
NEPAL – WORKING WITH THE PEOPLE OF DOLPO
In 2014 , we also intend to expand our projects to Dolpo, one of the poorest and most remote areas of Nepal. We are already present in this region through our POP prevention program.
We will keep you informed about our upcoming projects for this area, which will include the construction of a school and suspension bridges.
INDIA – COMPUTER COURSES
In Bodhgaya, given the success of our new computer training courses for young villagers, in 2014,we will continue to offer two courses for a period of six months each:
MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)
Desktop Publishing (Page Maker , Coral Draw, Photoshop)
INDIA – SOLAR ENGINEERS
In 2014, we want to send more young grandmothers to the Barefoot College to be trained as solar engineers.
Through this program, we aim is to empower women, by teaching them a technical skill, and to bring light to more isolated indian villages.
INDIA – NEW X-RAY MACHINE NEEDED
Our medical center and mobile clinic in Bodhgaya provide much-needed medical care to the people of Bihar.
With the expansion of our services to six new villages, our needs continue to grow.
With your support, we hope to soon purchase a new X-ray machine.
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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