Engagement provides life-long benefits Activities improve cognitive skills Engaging play develops young minds Give the Gift of Play to a Child in Need in India

Karuna-Shechen

Org #18177 Vetted since 2017 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit
2010
year founded
$69,960
raised on GlobalGiving
11
months fundraising
1
projects funded

Mission

With the goal of helping under-served communities in India, Nepal, and Tibet receive the vital services they need, Karuna-Shechen was founded in 2000 by Matthieu Ricard (www.matthieuricard.org), renown TED speaker, author, and humanitarian. We strive to reduce inequalities and work toward a fairer and more compassionate world. We trust that communities can be lifted out of poverty, that change is possible, and that the well-being of every individual, regardless of race, gender, class, or caste, is essential. We believe that building on local strengths and knowledge is the most efficient way to respond to the specific needs and aspirations of our beneficiaries. Rooted in the ideal of "...

Project Leaders
Melanie Steele
Melanie Steele
Melanie Steele2
Melanie Steele2
Grace Alfiero
Grace Alfiero
Team
Vivian Kurz
Organization Information
109 Mowbray Drive
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
United States
17188468981

Bridge Registry   BRIDGE# 7631851281
Organization Information
109 Mowbray Drive
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
United States
17188468981

Bridge Registry   BRIDGE# 7631851281

Projects (4)

Project Reports

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May 18, 2018
Preschool children benefit from the Gift of Play!
The results are in: attendance and engagement are increasing thanks to your support! When we saw preschool children in underserved Indian villages sitting in sparse rooms with little or no stimuli and...
Apr 16, 2018
Growing Compassion in the Himalayas
Great news! Thanks to your support, 12 women from Nepal successfully completed Karuna-Shechen’s Solar Electrification Training this spring! Women from six remote, underserved villages travelled...
Apr 9, 2018
The Gift of Nutrition to Honor Mothers
Do you have one of those amazing mothers that would do anything for her family?  In honor of mothers around the world, Karuna-Shechen is launching a special campaign to empower 700 women in the...
 
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