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...
In the small, remote Nepalese village of Taapkebid, a young girl has big dreams.
“I have goals,” says 9-year-old Lalita, “and I know that without education or work, my dreams will not come true.”
The village school Lalita attends is one of six new elementary schools selected by our team to receive support, funded through your generous contributions. In all, 500 students and 23 teachers from these schools will benefit over the next two years!
Providing access to quality education is essential in the Nepalese mountains, where government schools are underfunded or non-existent. Our team works with the school and the community on a case-by-case basis to make improvements and provide the support that is needed most, from repairs to teacher training, to supplying uniforms and books. Maximizing impact, we also offer our expertise on school management and encourage parents to become actively involved.
Our goal is always to set schools up for success, help them achieve sustainability, and then step back to allow room for self-governance. This year, we have the opportunity to work with six new schools because others have graduated and no longer need our support. This achievement confirms our effectiveness and encourages us to help new village schools, including the one where young Lalita is pursuing her dreams.
March 12 2021
In November 2020, Karuna launched a major call to action as part of our solidarity movement: Action For Karuna. More than 70 people got involved by organizing virtual or face-to-face events, and thank...
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...