School Bus for Dorjee Zong Nunnery
Dorjee Zong Nunnery is in the remote and rugged region of Zanskar in northern India. Founded in the 14th century, it has a long tradition and has a history of nuns reaching high levels of realization.
The nunnery needs a school bus to transport young nuns to further their education at the Central Government School 10 km (6 miles) away. The nuns will study as day students, returning to the nunnery after classes.
When they joined Dorjee Zong at ages 6 or 7, the girls began primary school at the nunnery. There they can study from Class 1 to Class 5, but the nunnery is unable to provide higher studies. At the government school, the girls can study up to Class 10, but only if they can make the 20 km journey each day.
Girls from the Himalayan regions of India traditionally have had little access to education. Nunneries like Dorjee Zong provide them with opportunity. This school bus and education is the key to empowerment. Once these nuns are old enough to decide for themselves, they can choose to take nuns vows and begin their monastic education.
Jeep for Tibetan Nuns Project Office in India
The office of the Tibetan Nuns Project is located at the end of a narrow, hilly road about 5 miles from the main center of Dharamsala, home of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
We need a new vehicle so that the staff can perform essential functions like transporting visitors, attending religious and government meetings, administration and banking.
Help support the school bus and jeep fund!
To help you can:
- Make a gift online at tnp.org
- Call our office in Seattle, US at 1-206-652-8901
- Mail a check to: The Tibetan Nuns Project (for school bus and jeep)
815 Seattle Boulevard South #216, Seattle, WA 98134 USA
- Give a gift of securities
- Leave a gift in your will to the Tibetan Nuns Project