• Collective
    Generosity

    Contribute to a Himalayan child's education and future
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  • Preserving
    a Culture

    Strengthening cultural knowledge & values
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  • Meet Namgyal

    I wish to be a Doctor and serve my community.
    Namgyal's story
  • "Kyibuk" hermitage, Mulbeck

    Our family are nomads, this way of life is dying out
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Creating a future, preserving a past

Since 2009, the Khachodling Himalayan Education & Culture Fund has provided the opportunity for education directly to Himalayan children from very poor families. These families have usually moved away from their traditional villages in the mountains to find work in urban towns. The average income of such families is less than $400 per year and very few children have the opportunity to attend school.

Nowadays, particularly in the Himalayas, children are being sent away to the Indian plains for their education and are therefore losing touch with their cultural roots. There are no job opportunities in their home locality so they tend to stay away for years and continue to disconnect with their communities and heritage.

Khachodling aims to nuture “good human beings” by providing poor Himalayan children a balance of modern academic education, a grounding in ethical values, a sense of well being and an ongoing connection to the wisdom of their ancient Himalayan culture.

Your support creates genuine education opportunities for these children, which in turn becomes the basis for a sustainable and viable future for their Himalayan families and communities. The Khachodling Team have a long and respected association with people in these areas and are in a unique position to provide relevant and meaningful services.

In 2017, Khachodling aims to support 25 children. Help us Reach our Goal!

 

90%
Currently supported: 22.5 Children / Goal: 25 Children
  • 25 Children
  • 20 Supporters
  • 365 Days of support
  • 1 coffee a day

Meet some of our Students

  • Rajat

    Student in Manali

    Rajat's father died of a heart attack in 2010 and he is an only child. It is very difficult to be widowed in their community they are looked down upon. More >

  • Rinchen

    Tertiary Studies - "Kyibuk", Delhi

    Rinchen has been cared for by Khandro Rinpoche since her mother suddenly passed away.
    "I am very thankful because Khandro Rinpoche feels that I can achieve things in my life." More >

  • Ngawang

    University, Varanasi

    "My parents are farmers in a remote village. In my family nobody is educated. I really want to study, be educated and become a good monk" More >

  • Penma

    Student in Manali

    Penma lives at boarding school, her parents live separately and can not take care of her during the holidays. The Khachodling team plans to give Penma much needed attention and care. More >

Khachodling supports students at different stages of education. Find out more

Testimonials

  • “My sister was very moved by the sentiment of this gift and really loved it. Thanks for the opportunity to give a gift that keeps on giving”

    Margaret

     
  • “I know my ongoing support will go directly to improving the future opportunities of each child's life. I'm happy that I can share their life stories with my own children. ”

    Robyn

  • “Let us make our life meaningful and leave positive imprints of thought, word and deed”

    Khandro Thrinlay Chodon

Support a child's education for less than the cost of 1 coffee a day