Who and how we support

We support many children across different stages of learning

  • Local Primary & Secondary schools, Manali

    12 Students.
    Support for $2/day
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  • "Kyibuk", Delhi: Tertiary Studies & Skills Development

    4 Students.
    Support for $5.50/day
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  • "Kyibuk", Mulbeck: Local Private School Education

    6 Students.
    Support for $4.20/day
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A Sustainable and Holistic Approach to Education

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.

The Fund supports a range of children - most living with their families and going to local public schools, some children attending boarding schools, those seeking tertiary education, skills development and training in Delhi and children living with Himalayan houseparents at Khachodling's Himalayan homes/hermitages. The Himalayan homes are called "Kyibuk", which means "Happy cave".

By complementing each child's academic education with a deeper connection with their cultural heritage, they are provided with a "holistic eastern education". They become well educated in academics and life skills enabling them to thrive in the fast-paced modern world, while holding positive values and a strong link to their Himalayan communities and culture.

Below is an overview of the diversity of children the Khachodling Himalayan Education & Culture Fund supports:

Primary & Secondary Students in Manali

There are 12 Students who attend local schools around the Manali region. Within this group there are a few students who attend boarding school. Those non-boarding students attend Drukpa Gompa (Khandro Rinpoche's personal residence in Manali) on Sunday to deepen their knowledge of Tibetan language & Himalayan culture. Khachodling's support provides for course fees, books and uniform allowance, Sunday school teachers allowance and the annual celebration dinner offered to students and their families.

"Kyibuk", Delhi & Varanasi University: Tertiary Studies & Skills Development

In 2016, Rinchen, Sonam & Prem will live with houseparents in the Khachodling sponsored “Kyibuk” Himalayan Home in Delhi. Sonam & Prem want to pursue studies in Tourism and Hotel Management. Rinchen is undertaking an administration and computer skills course and continuing her study of the English language. Ngawang lives on campus at University in Varanasi, while completing his university studies. Khachodling's support provides for course fees, books and clothing allowance, houseparents allowance at "Kyibuk" home in Delhi and also includes travel back to their parents homes once per year.

"Kyibuk" Mulbeck

In 2016, these 6 young girls are enrolled in a local private school for their secular education while they live and receive their cultural education in our Mulbeck "Kyibuk" Himalayan Home with houseparents. Modern academic education is a rare opportunity for young women and Khachodling is so happy to support these bright students, who are very connected to their spiritual Himalayan heritage.
Khachodling's support provides for private school fees, books and uniform allowance, food and houseparents allowance at "Kyibuk" home in Mulbeck.


2016 marks a new level of ambition for support to these Himalayan children. Khachodling has pledged to double the number of children to whom it provides education and support!

This vision requires you to succeed!

Join the Khachodling Support Team in providing 22 children ongoing security, excitement, hope and aspiration for their futures, plus a deep sense of belonging to their heritage.

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How is support distributed?

All donations go into the Himalayan Education and Culture Fund and are distributed equally across the community of children. Khandro Thrinlay Chodon is responsible for allocating funds and Khachodling India reports annually on expenditure. As a Supporter you can be happy that you are supporting all Khachodling's students. As mentioned above, your support covers the direct costs of school fees, books and materials, uniforms and clothing, food & board (where children attend boarding school), houseparents/teachers allowance, travel home to see parents and families where students are living a distance away and the annual celebration dinner offered to students and their families. If Khachodling is fortunate enough to have any additional amount within the fund after these expenses, this may be contributed towards next years fees or securing the project's future and sustainability by purchasing permanent land, building or equipment for students.

Khachodling has expanded it's reach in 2016 to support 22 students, however, from here the focus is on strengthening the ongoing support for these students so that their education can deepen year after year. We will send supporters updates and messages from the children throughout the year.

Tax Deductible Status

Khachodling India is a registered charitable trust and holds tax deductible status in India.

Khachodling Ltd is currently applying for DGR status (tax deductibility) in Australia and when successful will be able to give tax deductible receipts for donations made from 17th September 2015.

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