March 26 2021
Among the numerous Hindu festivals, Holi stands out as the most vibrant. The festival of colours, as Holi is fondly called, is celebrated on March 28th this year. Though Holi in its truest form is all...
Worldwide, more than 796 million people are illiterate — and two thirds of them are women. In India and Nepal, the lack of access to education and training perpetuates the cycle of poverty.
Investing in women’s education means investing in present and future generations. Studies show:
* Children of educated women stay in school longer.
* Women’s education is the most effective way to reduce child mortality.
With your support, Karuna-Shechen provides women in remote villages access to literacy classes and teaches income-generating skills such as embroidery, basketry, candle making, and much more.
Our courses support attendees by gaining more confidence, as we help women gather the resources to participate in the economic life of their community and to become financially independent.
“These last nine months have been the most challenging of my life. I have been taking literacy classes in my village six days a week. Now I can write my name, and I know how to count to 50. I even know the alphabet in English. I do not have words to describe the feeling of pride I feel.” Meena Mahto, Literacy Beneficiary, India.
“Now I can read and write Nepali. It’s as if someone has opened my eyes. A whole new world has opened up to me!” Rajkumari Lama, Literacy Beneficiary, Nepal.
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...