Himalayan Teachers Project Go to Projects
of steep Himalayan spires, yak herders and fluttering prayer
In most remote Himalayan areas, children receive no education; in fact, the literacy rate is a mere 2%. Education has been profoundly affected by the civil war that ended in 2006. Schools were abandoned and suffered damage to roofs and floors, and books, desks and chairs were looted. Salaries for teachers in outlying areas went unpaid. Corruption in Nepal, including government schools, is extreme. In many cases, teachers do not show up for school, but are still paid. The supervisors compound the issue by confirming that the teacher is at the school when in fact he is not.
First a little history Shree Mangal Dvip School (SMD School)
The eminent Tibetan lama, Thrangu Rinpoche, founded Shree Mangal Dvip Boarding School to meet the needs of the children from remote Himalayan villages where there are no schools. This school was opened in Kathmandu 1987 to serve Himalayan children from four to twenty years old. Instruction is offered
All schooling for these children
The Himalayan Teachers Fund addressed this challenge!
The London team raised over $23,000
Grades 11 & 12 $1,000
3 Years University $1,125
Salary for 2 years $3,250 ($125 per month x 13 months x 2 years) in Lhi village, Nubri
Total costs $5375
1. They would wish to serve. This is most important. This type of thinking is ingrained in the students through the Buddhist training
2. They would be committed to the founder's aims of preserving the culture, language and
3. They would be required to have high marks and organizational skills.
4. They would be required to make a 2-year commitment in writing to Thrangu Rinpoche to remain in their villages to teach upon completing their education.
The students that have been chosen are:
* Phur Yudon (left) * Tashi Chodon * Mikmar Bhuti * Pasang Lhamo (withdrawn by family)
Reading Angels in Lhihi, Nubri, Nepal
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