This project has existed since 2013 and supports the care and training of monk pupils and monk students at the Vikrama Shila Institute of the Jangchub Choeling Monastery in Pokhara / Nepal.
The monastery is run by Dupsing Rinpoche and Shangpa Rinpoche.
Most of the children and young people come from financially very weak families in the remote mountain villages of the Himalayas. These families are not in a position to enable their children to attend school in Nepal, which is subject to a fee, and to provide them with adequate primary care. The Jangchub Choeling Monastery is financed purely through donations from the population and especially takes in children from socially disadvantaged families.
In the monastery, the children and adolescents receive a school education connected to the school system of the Nepalese government (mathematics, English, Nepali, social sciences, Tibetan) as well as a Buddhist monastic basic education with subsequent study of Buddhist philosophy. Exams are taken every school year.
Many of the young men who trained there, stay in the monastery after completing their schooling and studying. However, some leave the monastery to support their families. For them, a good education in the monastery is very important so that they can later support themselves and their families through a job.
Over the years, thanks to the sponsorships and free donations, a safe drinking water treatment system, additional teaching positions, new bedrooms and the expansion of the library have been financed and, in particular, more children have been taken in.
For many Nepalese children, school attendance and basic everyday care are not taken for granted. With a sponsorship from 35 € to 80 € per month or a partial sponsorship from 5 € per month, the children and adolescents in the Jangchub Choeling Monastery receive daily and medical care, school education with a degree and grow up protected in a loving monastic community.
For further information: Sonja Radix