April 12 2021
Vocational training is central to our goal of empowering the poor in India. Started in 2014 with a few workshops, the initiative has quickly grown into a full-fledged program that is operating success...
At the request of the villagers of Sheri, a remote village in Upper Dolpo, Nepal, Karuna-Shechen recently built a boarding school in their village. It is a true logistical challenge to build a project in such an isolated location 4,000 meters up in the mountains of Nepal.
Some of the challenges:
Sheri and the surrounding villages are completely cut off from the outside world most of the year. There are no car roads, telephone, or internet connection.
The school’s tin roof had to be purchased in Kathmandu and transported by air to the nearest airport in Juphal. It took five flights to get complete the process. From Juphal, they had to be carried for more than three days to the village of Sheri. Each construction worker carried seven pieces of the tin roof (a tin sheet weighs 7-8 kilos).
Getting lumber for the construction was a complex and often dangerous challenge. The workers had to split the wood within the forest, find innovative ways to cross rivers, and climb steep cliffs. This heroic effort on the part of so many has created a unique and much-needed place for education to benefit the poor children of this remote region.
Thank you all for building the Jana Jagrita Primary Boarding School!
March 12 2021
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