And guarantee the future of Tibetan generations to receive an education, preserving their language, culture, and heritage.
Shambotha pre-primary school is located in a colony of Tibetan refugees in Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India. It was created at the request of his Holiness the Dalai Lama who wished to preserve the Tibetan language and culture. Funded and built in 1963 by the International Christian Council, it currently welcomes 80 children from 2 to 6 years old.HELP NOW
The nursery school was built 60 years ago, in 1963, to allow Tibetan refugee children to access education from an early age. It was originally funded by donors from the Indian Christian National Council. It is located in Kailashpura, Bilakuppé in southern India (district of Mysore), near Sera Mey (and the Monastery of Phakyab Rinpoche).
Since its construction it has suffered the deterioration of time and is no longer at all suitable for the education of children for reasons of surface area and safety.HELP NOW
Today, for lack of financial means, the school is "going to pieces":
Leaky roof, no canteen (meals eaten on the floor, no kitchen), bare floor (Phakyab Rinpoche, in an emergency, offered carpets), old equipment, tools and almost non-existent school materials...
It has become extremely difficult and rare in Tibet under the Chinese regime. Hence the importance of funding and offering refugee families the opportunity to protect their heritage and culture.
The money raised will be invested in specific and meaningful ways:
The roof has holes, it is necessary to repair or redo it urgently!
School materials are necessary to play and learn!
Build a kitchen and offer a seated dining area rather than directly on the floor.
Given the dilapidated state of the current building, studies show that it is more profitable to build a new building. Plans and budgets are established: this requires the collection of €250,000.
Everything will be integrated in the same building (classes, rest, WC, canteen). Welcoming children in a safe place, suitable for reception and education: this is the objective!
Very old outdoor games, clay and concrete: we should green and modernize!
Landscaping is also planned.
After a careful evaluation of the current building, we are advised that it is more financially viable to construct a new building and a wiser move for the school in the long run.
We have a plan and an estimated budget of €250,000 and will share information as the project progresses.
The Compassion Project is a non-profit organization that aims to raise awareness of the wisdom and compassion of our rich Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Any help given to Phakyab Rinpoche and the Compassion Project will be greatly appreciated
HH Dalai Lama
Spiritual leader of the Tibetans, in exile.
Our Mission is to guarantee the future of Tibetan generations to receive an education and to preserve their language, culture, and heritage.
Head of the NGO "Compassion Project"