Today at 1.00 pm, Khenpo Namdrol Rinpoche met all the MEP students and their parents, and gave away the prizes for 46 students who have obtained top 10 position from kindergarten class to Grade 9 in the final examination. He appreciated students who attained good result & those who did not do better than last year to put more efforts.
Khenrinpoche also offered scarves & gifts for the tuition teachers as an appreciation and gratitude.
We started the Manjushri Education Project in 2012 with the aim to empower the lives of children in Nepal through education. Since then, our project has touched 75 lives.
The above would not have been achieved without the support of Firefly Mission, a humanitarian organisation based in Singapore. This tremendously charitable organization has supported MEP to build two more blocks of reinforced concrete hostels and a block of two adjacent classrooms for MEP. The construction was completed in April 2016 and a opening ceremony was held on April 2. With the extension of the blocks, we are able to sponsor up to 100 children.
There have been many challenges along the way. One of them included the 7.8 magnitude earthquake last year which killed over 8,000 people and injured more than 21,000. Hundreds of thousands of people were made homeless with entire villages flattened across many districts of the country.
Since the earthquake last year, MEP has also partnered with Firefly Mission to carry out the critical relief work, which included the provision of temporary shelters, freshly cooked food, temporary schooling, gas stoves and tanks, zinc sheets for construction of homes.
In addition, Firefly Mission and MEP sponsors have also sponsored a mass screening for hepatitis B and vaccination for students, villagers and the monastics. To date, we have vaccinated 1,121 people, out of which 1,075 are children and 31 of them are receiving regular treatment for Hepatitis B.
We would like to thank Firefly Mission and all MEP sponsors for their generous donations and supports for the Relief and Rehabilitation project.
The Manjushri Educational Project (MEP) helps poor Nepal and Bhutan children to improve their lives by providing quality education. Started in 2012 by Khenpo Namdrol Rinpoche with his students volunteers, MEP provides food, education and shelter for 78 children in Pharping Nepal, until the earthquakes happened.
The school and the temple compounds are used to provide hot food, hope and first aids for every possible way to make lives easier. Manjushri Educational Project Nepal has employed another teacher to provide in-house teaching so that learning can continue even if the school is disrupted during this period. We are taking in more children too.
MEP#RebuildNepal are collecting contributions to help rebuild homes in Nepal. Although our children and monastics are saved, most of their family homes and villages are destroyed. We will be using our existing Manjushri Educational Project network and system to collect relief funds for rebuilding homes in Nepal destroyed by the earthquakes. We target to provide 500 roof top at about USD 100 each.
The MEP#RebuildNepal will continue to operate under MEP as a separate set of accounts, as this is an ongoing mission to rebuild homes of the needy. We are also glad that MEP Bhutan is not affected and ongoing.
Please donate via Paypal at this site (http://manjushrieducational.org/) or contact Robin Chan (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you wish to help.
Khenpo Namdrol was born in 1953 at Dege Tibet. At the age of seven, in 1959, he fled Tibet and have been teaching Buddhism in India, China and many parts of the world. In 1998, under the guidance of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, Khenpo Namdrol established the Palyul Retreat Center, Samten Osel Ling in Pharping, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Khenpo now spends much of his time at this center, as well as teaching abroad and at the institute.
2014… The Begining of a new lease of life for the Manjushri Educational Project.
The MEP Student Hostel is finally ready and the Nepali students will be moving in soon. Final touches on the accomodation and logistics have been put in place… and students from MEP Bhutan visited the place and enjoyed the new faculties as guest of the MEP Nepali students. It was a great opportunity that the two groups of children can meet and encourage each other.
A new year may mean so many things to many people.. whether a new car, new house, new dreams, new wishes and new relationships. Please include our MEP project as one of the charities that you will support in 2014. 100% of your donation will be spent on the children as all administrations are borned by volunteers of the temple and students of the sangha.
Within the first 6 months of the Manjushri Educational Project (Nepal charity registration number 1060/2066, estd. 2009), we have managed to raise enough funds to cover 29 students from Nepal and 16 students from Bhutan for two years.
The children of MEP are grateful for your support. Every dollar from you makes a difference for these needy children, who otherwise could not receive proper education.
Please note that no administration expenses are rendered as we are all volunteers helping in this project. All your donations will be directly and mindfully spent to purchase school uniforms, textbooks and stationeries, school admission and tuition fees.
We plan to support each child for the next 10 years till they finish secondary school. If you are interested to help us again, or sponsor a particular child’s educational expenses annually, please contact me if you need more information.