Project #362

Educating Tibetan Refugee Children and Youth

by Creating Hope International (CHI)
Nov 6, 2013

How students spend their time outside of class

Boys basketball tournament
Boys basketball tournament

Dear Global Giving Donors,

Thank you so much for your support of our project to educate Bon children. As you may already know, these children have various backgrounds that have led them to being educated at this monastery. Some are orphans, other children are from poor families who decided the best way for their child to be educated was to send them to the monastery.

While at the monastery, the boys are referred to as monks, and the girls as nuns, but none of the children are committed to the monastic life until they are old enough to make this decision for themselves, and are not expected to become life long monks and nuns. They are expected to choose the path that is best for them when the time comes.

In our last few reports, we have shared with you their daily schedule and a few details about the structure of the school. In addition to their studies, the students get to participate in a variety of different athletic activities, both for fun and to help them bond with the other students.  

As you can see in the picture above, the male students participated in a basketball competition. Each of the four houses that the students live in put together a team for the tournament. (As we told you in the last report, the students live in four  ‘houses’ while they going to school at the monastery and the other students in these houses serve as a sort of surrogate family.) We heard that the students had a great time participating in the tournament, and cheering on their teams!

The female students weren’t left out of the athletic competitions either. They participated in a badminton tournament between the various houses. Pictures of the girls’ competition can be seen below.  

It’s great to see the students having such fun and participating in activities outside the classroom!

Again, we’d like to thank you for your support of Creating Hope International’s project supporting the education of Bon children. Your support helps the monastery to provide a high level of education to the students in its care. Thank you.

Boys basketball tournament
Boys basketball tournament
Girls badminton team
Girls badminton team
Girls badminton team
Girls badminton team

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Creating Hope International (CHI)

Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Toc Dunlap
Dearborn, Michigan United States

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