Please take a look at these two videos of the Serang Primary School project
While Nubri Monastery itself survived the 2015 earthquake virtually intact, surrounding villages – including homes and schools – were badly damaged. Many lost their lives and children were orphaned. Child trafficking continues to be of huge concern in the area. Infant and maternal mortality remains high.
Nuptul Rinpoche has been so moved by the situation that he has offered to care for and provide schooling for children local to the monastery. His vision is to build a school at Nubri to educate and empower these children of the Himalayas and to provide a spiritual base and safe haven for them.
The Nepalese government is supporting the project by providing a teacher. The monastery though is responsible for all the children’s food and lodging. It is a big commitment for this small community of monks and nuns, whose own future is also financially threatened.
The 40 children who have already arrived at the monastery have been found a room to study in. They are sharing rooms with the nuns for sleeping. A building of their own is urgently needed as new children, coming to be educated and cared for, are arriving all the time.
Our donations are helping to provide food for the children and to get the school house built. It will have classrooms below, dormitories upstairs and an attached kitchen and bathrooms. Building materials are slowly being brought up the mountain paths. Rocks are being brought up from the river. An area of land has been levelled in readiness.