Who we are

Local children

Tara Bodong (Netherlands) is a non-profit charitable foundation which supports humanitarian projects in the northern region of India and Nepal. The projects are initiated locally and overseen by the Tibetan lama, Geshe Pema Dorjee. Founders and Board Our Team Our Team Tara Bodong ANBI Requirements -

Our project


The Tara Bodong foundation is helping to build a nunnery/ girls’ school for poor and orphaned girls in Lumla, Arunachal Pradesh which is an impoverished Himalayan area in North-East India that borders Bhutan and China (Tibet). Nunnery/ girls’ school in Lumla    Progress and Milestones FAQ Fundraising  

How to give


The members and friends of Tara Bodong (Netherlands) appreciate your donation. We will do our very best to make sure that every contribution we receive will go entirely to the nunnery/girls’ school. There are several ways you can financially support our project: Transfer via Bank Account: Bank: Rabobank Hilversum Account number: 1151.38.447 Account name: Stichting Tara Bodong (Netherlands) […]

Nepal, School and Our Girls

Your help has reached the hard hit mountain village of Timore, Nepal.

We are overwelmed by the generosity and support which our “Tents for Nepal” campaign has received. We have raised more than 12.000 euros in donations from all over the world. With this generous support, 65 families in the small mountain village of Timore, situated in the Sindupalchok district of Nepal, are receiving much needed tents. This village of just over 400 people, was completely destroyed by the two recent earthquakes and tragically, two young village children lost their lives in the devastation. The remaining money will be spend on a number of larger tents, which will be used as temporary school facilities to enable local children to continue their education.

New photos from Lumla

We are also happy to show the progress in the building of our school in Lumla, The first building is now nearing completion. The metal roof is temporary to protect the building from the heavy rain as they are entering the monsoon period. For more detailed information visit our Tara Bodong page on Facebook.

Our girls are doing well.

We are sponsoring already 7 girls and have just ‘adopted’ an 8th girl. They are currently going to a local school and will be the first ones to move into our new girls school. They are all great and have adapted very well to their new lives.

Please visit our Gallery to see the latest pictures 

Our Inspiration

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    Pema Dorjee

    Tibetan Lama Geshe Pema Dorjee has dedicated his life to helping disadvantaged people in the Himalayan region. There, he has organised numerous charitable projects with emphasis on the poor, the elderly, street children, the sick and the disabled. He currently runs 13 charitable projects including support for education, community improvement, health and environmental development. Amongst […]

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    Siri Weirum

    Siri Weirum worked for many years as a manager for Oslo Red Cross in Norway. When she took early retirement, she decided to do something completely different by going to live abroad. After reading an article in a Norwegian newspaper about an international organisation looking for ‘senior’ citizens to work as volunteers in developing countries, Siri got […]

POSTPONED – September 2015 – Geshe Pema Dorjee visit to the Netherlands

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SAVE THE DATE – 4th Annual Champagne Party

Friday 6 November 19.00 - 01.00 The Foyer - Amrath Grand Hotel Gooiland, Hilversum. Registration will open soon. Please save the date in your calendar or send pre-registration to info@tarabodong.org