Project #13006

Give Schooling and Housing to Thinley

A microproject by Creating Hope International (CHI)
Students at morning prayer
Students at morning prayer

Thank you so much for your donation to help fund schooling and housing for Thinley. Our project has now been retired, and we wanted to let you know what a typical day at the monastery school that Thinley attends is like. School is currently in session at the Bon Monastery in Dolanji, India. The following report was recently sent to us by one of the monks at the monastery. 

These days the children are going to school during schooling time. Below you will see their schedule:


5:30am – Morning Bell
5:30-6:00am – Get ready for school
6:00-6:45am – Morning Prayers
6:45-7:15am – Breakfast
7:15-7:45am – Dress in School Uniform
7:45-8:50am – Morning Study
8:50am – School Begins
1:15pm – Lunch
4:10-4:30pm – Evening Tea
4:30-5:30pm – Break
5:30-6:30pm – Evening study (holy book)
6:30-6:45pm – Evening Prayers
7:30-8:00pm – Dinner
8:00-9:30pm – Self Study
9:30-9:45pm – Watch the news
9:45 – 10:00pm – Break to wash hands and feet
10:00pm – Good Night

The students are divided in to four houses. When the children are not studying they are cleaning and organizing various competitions between these houses including games, essay-writing competitions in both English and Tibetan, costume contests, acting, calligraphy, poem recitation, and physical fitness.  

The pictures that we have included in this report depict the morning view from the monastery and morning prayer. 

Thank you again for supporting our project to give the gift of schooling to Thinley. Your donation is truly helping to change a life. Thank you.

Students walking to class with their big brothers
Students walking to class with their big brothers


About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.

Organization Information

Creating Hope International (CHI)

Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
Project Leader:
carolyn dunlap
Dearborn, MI United States

Retired Project!

This project is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?

Support another project run by Creating Hope International (CHI) that needs your help, such as:

Find a Project