The well known Tibetan monk Geshe Sonam Wangchen, head of the aid organisation „Hope and Challenge“ is currently founding the „Dickey Tsering Children’s Home“ in order to provide a home for the poorest children in Kathmandu.
Geshe Sonam Wangchen was born in Tibet. After fleeing from his homeland he lived many years in the South Indian monastery Sera Je until six years ago he moved to Nepal. Our contact to him started in spring 2015 after the terrible earthquake in Nepal and the Himalayan Region. In January 2017 we met him during our travel to Bodhgaya, India. There we discussed our cooperation for this new project.
The „Dickey Tsering Children’s Home“ has been named after the mother of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama. Her name symbolizes love and compassion. In this hostel orphans and children from very poor families from Kathmandu and nearby villages will find a loving home and the chance for school education.
Project start: April 2017
Initial number of students: 15
Staff: 3 (two hostel warden/foster mothers and one secretary)
Estimated budget per student per month: 70 Euro - 74 USD - (including all expenses: share of house rent, food, school fee, clothing, medical care)
„While I was working with one of the rehabilitation and free meal project, I came to know many young children who were grown up without the proper care and affection of their parents. It is also so sad to see such underprivileged young people in today’s society where their precious life being ruined due to the problem and issues occurred in the family. Some do have a family but their living standard is so low that they only eat once a day. Some don’t have parents to look after them; some don’t know what life means to them, some even never care about their body. They take drugs, they eat leftover food, they sleep on the road side, they walk barefoot, they never care to speak, the only thing they can say is „please food, food”.
So what if we help them just by providing a shelter, a book to read and friends to talk to? With this small spark I want to help them to become good human beings and start a new life.“ Geshe Sonam Wangchen
We want to help Geshe Sonam Wangchen to provide a decent home for as many children as possible, for a happy future.
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