The Manjushri Educational ProjectKhenchen Namdrol Rinpoche i has witnessed that there are many desperately poor families living near his monastery in Nepal who have no means of improving their life circumstances; they are of the lowest caste, ignored and shunned by most people and have little to eat, no education and suffer terribly. Khen Rinpoche believes that the best wayfor them to improve their own lives is through education and so he has started to provideeducation to 20 young Nepali children. He has named the program The Manjushri EducationalProject and his intention is to sponsor their full educational path over the course of the next 10years. He has already admitted and is sponsoring the tuition for 20 small children from the class1 to 4 to the one of the best schools in Parphing, Nepal (Cardinal International Boarding HighSchool). As the project grows he will gradually provide for more students to attend school.Khen Rinpoche has also provided them with school supplies, bags and uniforms, as well as bustransportation to and from their homes about a 2 km ride. Now, these poor children are happilyattending Cardinal International High school 6 days per week and are beginning to receive agood quality education. Rinpoche remarked that even after just the first week of school, eatinghealthy food and engaging enthusiastically with their teachers their faces were beaming andtheir outlook on life was uplifted. Khen Rinpoche sends his thanks and appreciation to the initialsponsors who helped get the project started and wrote that "this is happening due to yourkindness and moral support."
Lama Chonam Wazi, one of the Board members, recently visited and gave an introductoryspeech welcoming the students and sharing with them, their teachers, families and friends thepurpose and scope of the Manjushri Educational Project.Please consider this request and try your best to support these benevolent activities to helppeople that no one helps. Since this project aims to provide a full course of education to thesedeserving young children, please try to have a long term view and make a long termcommitment of support. Khen Rinpoche isextremely precise and careful with all thedonations so you can be confident that everydollar raised will be dedicated according toyour aspiration and for the benefit of others.The cost per child is $365 / year -- $1 / day.Here is an itemized list of the cost of a child forone year in Nepali Rupees (due to fluctuationsin the exchange rate we use 80 rupees / USdollar. Sometimes it is less and sometimesmore). About Total : 29,200 rupees per year.Please note that medical expenses are not included and all official receipts from the foundationwill be issued in Nepali rupees (please allow 6 weeks for postage of receipts).We will revise the costs annually as they rise over the next decade: unit cost in frequency Annual cost in Purpose rupees per year rupees Tuition fee 1300 12 15,600 Transport fee 300 12 3,600 Computer fee 125 12 1,500 Uniform 2300 2 4,600 School Stationeries 1385 2 2,770 Exam Fee 275 4 1,100 Total 29,170
Children of the Manjushri Educational Project (2012)Ashmita Ramtel Binita Ramtel Jyoti RamtelMan Mohan Tamang Rajkumar Sunar Srijal RamtelPranish Rokka Rajeev Purkuti Saroj RamtelAbhishek Ramtel Ashma Ramtel Rajan Ramtel
Roshan Shrestha Aakriti Shrestha Ajay Kapali NOTE: We will recruit more children into the Manjushri Education Project when more funds are available. We believe in equal chance for all children and will update this list once we recruit more children.Prashanti Ramteli Khenchen Namdrol Rinpoche lives most of the year at the Nyingma Palyul Retreat Center located nearYangleshod, Pharping, Nepal. He is one of the most respected Khenpos of the Nyingma tradition. Rinpoche is aretreat master, teacher and above all a practitioner who inspires students world-wide with his intense devotion tothe Dharma and the preservation and propagation of the Nyingma tradition of Vajrayana Buddhism.Website: http://knamdrol.org/ManjushriEducationalProject.htmlMap & Address: http://wikimapia.org/12635370/Nyingma-Palyul-Retreat-CenterPayPal donation is also available from the website.