Children
 Nepal
Project #1534

Nepalese Children need Schooling and Housing

by Creating Hope International (CHI)
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When the Bon Foundation officers went to the boys' hostel during a visit the monk in charge said that some boys from rural areas were homesick for growing things so they planted a garden, shown in the photo.  The boys living at the center created the garden and take care of it helping them learn cultivation skills and reminding them of greener lands back home.
The BCWC is a caring and nurturing place as this past student says, “The birds never forget their nest so how can I forget BCWC which is more than my home. It provides me with everything I need to develop. When I remember the past 14 years at BCWC, it brings tears of happiness to my eyes. I thank everyone at the center for their kindness and for making such a colorful life for a homeless boy.”

Please remember the children of  BCWC and support them. May our gardens of whatever kind flourish. 

Dear Friends,

Life at the Bon Children's Welfare Center in Dolanji continues to be busy even in the height of summer. The children are fully involved in all aspects of life and take on increasing responsibility as they get older.

Good health is essential for everyone and the children learn how to stay healthy and the importance of hygiene. As the center has few volunteers the older students take on the role of carers for the smaller children supervising their morning washing and tooth brushing and bathing.  They also make sure the children clean up their rooms and beds and wash their clothes and uniforms. Each weekend all the bed linens are boiled and scrubbed and left to dry in the sun. Last year the center made iron bunk beds to replace many of the wooden beds for cleanliness and to discourage insects.

There is a health and sanitation committee that ensures protocol is followed and any sick child is immediately brought to the on site clinic. If necessary they are transported to the off site town hospital.  Health officials are invited to attend the center and give lessons in health and safety especially about the latest diseases such as TB or Avian Flu.

Here is one young man’s comments, “When I came to the center there weren’t facilities like there are now. I was sad and lonely and only five years old. But I settled in and got lots of love and support. Now I have a modern education as well as knowing about Bon culture and history and religion. I also learned how to behave and conduct myself and care for the smaller children and look after my health. Thank you to the Bon Center and His Holiness.”

Thank you for your continued interest.

Dear Friends, 

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The Tibetan and Nepalese students supported by CHI scholarships continue with their studies at the Bon Center. They enjoy a variety of activities including sport and games and cultural activites and art . The center was founded in 1969 and in January the founding day was celebrated by the students, staff, monks, nuns and lay people from the community who enjoyed Bresil (sweet rice) and tea. They watched a friendly basketball match between different school societies. 

TODAY, your donation can go further!  Donate between 9:00am and 11:59pm and help CHI continue its valuable work.

Thank you.

Dear Friends,

The Bon Children's Welfare Center staff work hard to create an environment which encourages self- motivation in the Tibetan and Nepalese youth they care for.

As the Bon Center secretary said, “We want to see all the children happy and above all we want them to learn through a process of self- awakening. We believe that self- awakening will mean you make right decisions as you face challenges in the future. Knowing your strengths and weaknesses helps you choose the right path in life. We tell every child here that we are all unique and we are neither better nor less than anybody else but rather the best or least of ourselves.”

The care the children receive is holistic being not just academic school work, but sport, spirituality and psychological support and cultural. There are many after school activities and opportunities for inter house competition as well as chances to represent the school at competitions. Recently, Bon students won prizes in a regional competition in Tibetan poetry, poetry recitation, debate, science, and music. Through this sort of experience the youth learn self- motivation, self- confidence and to express their opinions.

Thank you for your support for Nepalese Bon youth.

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The Tibetan Bon community cares for and educates 230 Bon children who have families in Tibet and Nepal or who are orphans.  After they graduate from school at the Bon center some go on to higher education institutions. There are 10 former Bon Center students at the University of Varanasi, 4 at CST Mussorie, 12 studying commerce, 2 at Chandigrah College studying computers and 3 at Solan learning cooking. These youth have gained a good education and now are able to pursue university level education something that would not have been possible if they had stayed with their families in their home villages

Thank you for your support.

 

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Creating Hope International (CHI)

Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.creatinghope.org
Project Leader:
Toc Dunlap
Dearborn, MI United States

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