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05.28.2009
Founded by Lama Thupten Phuntsok, a Tibetan Monk, the orphanage now houses 141 children and is growing. His goal is to be able to care for a total of 250 children.... more

03.11.2009
Ramana's Garden is a school filled with students who come from families that otherwise could not afford to provide them with a good education. ... more
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Manjushree Orphanage

05.28.2009
MANJUSHREE VIDYAPITH ORPHANAGE - Tawang, India

Founded by Lama Thupten Phuntsok, a Tibetan Monk, the orphanage now houses 141 children and is growing. His goal is to be able to care for a total of 250 children. Sitting at 10,000 feet in the Himalayan Mountains, 60 miles from the China border, Tawang is the birth place of the 6th Dalai Lama and the region is home to an estimated 40,000 severely impoverished Monpa people who are practicing Tibetan Buddhists. As we anticipate, along with poverty comes sickness.

A one room clinic was established in May 2008 and stocked with $90,000 of donated medical supplies from Direct Relief International. It is supported by local volunteer doctors and returning doctors from the US and India. We will break ground in March 2009 on the 7000 sq ft eco-green clinic/infirmary/pharmacy that is planned to open March 2010 providing primary care, dental and optometry services to the entire region. With the help of the Grossman Burn Foundation, local physicians will be trained in medical care for burn victims. A satellite link with digital imaging at the clinic will allow specialists from around the world to "virtually" evaluate and treat patients in need.



Ramana’s Garden project

03.11.2009
Ramana's Garden is currently home to 55 children and provides an English medium education from Kindergarten to Class V for 137 students. The children that attend our school come from families that otherwise could not afford to provide them with a good education. Our school follows the highest standards of education and is recognized to be on par with the most expensive private schools in the country. Ramana's is the only school of it's kind in North India provideng NCERT standard education free to poor and untouchable caste children. Our teachers have been trained by an elite program enabling them to use hands on, creative teaching methods in the classroom. Most importantly, Ramana's is FREE for our students. We are able to provide such an education to so many children through the generous donations of our sponsors, and we will soon be opening a junior high on location as well.

Our home is a close knit community of love, sharing and respect for others. All 55 children participate in after school tuition to enhance their learning. The tuition is run by both our local teachers and our volunteers. Thanks to their schooling and their interactions with foreign volunteers our children speak excellent English. This is also enhanced by an in-class English Conversation program run by English speaking volunteers.

For more information, please see their website: SayYesNow.org