In 2016 Rangjung Yeshe Shenpen Education sponsored the education of eleven students in seven different schools here in Boudha and other areas, with funds from C.H.A.N.C.E for Nepal (UK) and various donors. In Nepal, the cost of sponsoring a child is quite reasonable, with an average of 21,800 Nrs ($200) annually.

Shenpen’s sponsorship programme focuses on developing the potential of young children from disadvantaged backgrounds. This has been possible through generous donors, friends, supporters, the child’s responsible parents and our most dedicated students.

The academic achievements of our sponsored students are excellent. In 2016, two of our sponsored students passed the School Leaving Certificate (S.L.C.) with distinction and are now enrolled in higher education. One of them started studying Science and another enrolled into Management.

This year, Shenpen Education created a new educational program in Dhola, Dhading. We support 65 students by providing, with the support of C.H.A.N.C.E for Nepal (UK), a daily meal.

For the coming year, Shenpen is interested in promoting girls’ education as they are at a greater disadvantage in Nepali society due to gender discrimination. We deeply wish we can help furthering gender equality for Nepali children.