Give Knowledge and Wisdom this Christmas

During the end of the year, many people would give presents as rewards and thanksgiving to relatives and friends, to show our appreciation and gratitude.


Whilst we are doing this, we must remember those who are less fortunate and those who need help to even provide basic education for the children.   The Manjushri Educational Project aims to help poor Nepal and Bhutan children to improve their lives by providing them proper education. Started by Khenpo Namdrol Rinpoche of Nyingma Palyul Retreat Center Nepal, we are currently supporting 29 students in Nepal and 16 students in Bhutan.  This is a on-going project for the next 10 years until the children completed secondary school education.


The Gift of knowledge and wisdom is most valuable and meaningful.  This project needs your continual support so that more benefits can be generated with the collective wisdom from everyone.  With your help, we can help more children and continue to support them.


We hope you can help to support this meaningful project and share this email with your friends to create awareness, so that more children can get sponsorship.  Donation can be made via Paypal at


Thank you and Merry Christmas.


MEP is not child adoption, But child sponsorship

Answer: The Manjushri Educational Project is not a child adoption program. This is a project where people can sponsor the education of a child of many desperately poor families living in Nepal and Bhutan, who have no means of improving their life circumstances; Most are of the lowest caste, ignored and shunned by most people and have little to eat, no education and suffer terribly.

We believe that the best way for them to improve their own lives is through education and removing a child from his/her parent is not our intention. The project is not targeted to unwanted orphans or abandoned street children, but needy families who could not afford to provide education for their children even when they wanted to. We give these children a chance out of poverty through education.

So far, we have help 29 Nepali children and 16 Bhutanese children. You can help us promote this project and increase awareness and support.

Children recruited in 2013

With the additional money collected, Manjushri Educational Project has recruited more children in Nepal.

Thank you for all your sponsorship and support.  With your help, we can help more children to provide them with a proper education.

The Gift of knowledge and wisdom is most valuable and meaningful.  This project need your continual support so that more benefits can be generated with the collective wisdom from everyone.

With Gratitude.

Questions & Answers



ANSWERS:  This project to me is one of the more meaningful one. I have build temples and dana (donate) to monks before.. like I always say, there is no poor temple, just poor people. It is sad to go to a retreat and walk the streets only to realise that it is surrounded by poor hungry people outside the temples.

In Nepal, the problem is bigger than anyone can imagine. Some people throw away their children when they cannot cope, since abortion is illegal. We realized that it would be too late if unwanted children were abandoned by parents and saving street children would be even more difficult, since they will run away again. Supporting family to give their children’s education brings them out of poverty. It may a slower process but definitely a meaningful one. With regular visiting, the monks and volunteer can also monitor the family’s progress gradually.



QUESTIONS:  Does this contribution go to the children direct or to the organisation as a whole. For example, when I pay for my sponsored monk, he does not receive a cent; it goes straight to the monastery so if he needs to buy (e.g stationery); he will still need to use his own money first.


ANSWERS:  We can confirm that 100% of the donation will go to children, as confirmed by the website. It will be used to pay for Tuition fee  15,600, Transport fee         3,600, Computer fee 1,500, Uniform 4,600, School Stationeries 2,770, Exam Fee        1,100 as per the breakdown in the table.

No administrative charges will be used from the donation as the foundation is operated by monks and volunteers, and no cash will be directly given to the families.



QUESTIONS: The donation is until when? Because I had to wait for my friends to decide. Thank you.


ANSWERS:  The donation is on going… because the teachers will be coming, our first batch will be handed over on Oct 15,2012 to save on bank charges.

Donation received after that will be transferred in Nov and every quarter, so take your time.. Thanks for all your help.



QUESTIONS: How much should I donate?


ANSWERS:  Any amount helps. One dollar to us is a cup of coffee or a drink. To them that’s an education.

Just to clarify, this project is a ten year educational project for each student\. BUT donors can give one time donation of any amount or otherwise, since it is understandable that long term commitment is difficult.

If karma is right, we would have enough money in the foundation for all students.




ANSWER:   Actually, the ideal would be to share the donations with all kids.. but some people like to choose and sponsor a specific child, and we allow them, so that we can have them feeling a sense of targeted action and commitment.

We accept sponsorship on a one-time basis (that is, as and when someone has some money to spare a thought for these children) or an annual committed donation for specific child sponsorship.  Our organisation is committed to help bring up this children for 10 years of educational needs, as long as they can study. It is just that we do not have a fixed donor’s pool now and did not commit too many children for fear of abandoning them half way. It is not our plan to sponsor a kid for 2 years and then leave them to fend for themselves.

So yes, thank you for all your kindness.


How to donate?

You may contact us for more information if you wish to donate to this project (for all children) or provide educational support to any specific child.  Please email

You can donate via Paypal on this site (see left hand corner) but you will need to have an account with Paypal before you can donate.  Opening an account with Paypal is free, and we will bear the usual administrative charges upon receipts.

Alternatively, you may visit Khenpo Namdrol Rinpoche’s website to donate via PAYPAL, and send a copy of the receipt to us so that we can track your donation.  Please note that Paypal do charge a service charge on all donations.

Thank you and may you be well and happy.