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USA

New York Tibetan Buddhist Charitable Aid, Inc. (TBCA) – Carol and Stephen Mackauf TBCA is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation and by the State of New York as a not-for-profit charitable corporation. Fundraising focus: agriculture, medical care and health, education, porong gompa. Last year donations have supported in many ways:

  • surgery and post-operative care of  two young children
  • construction of additional classrooms at porong gompa and living quarters
  • book acquisition
  • travel for lama and organising the teachings

Belgium

Support 4 Nepal.  In Belgium there are two organisations working on Pema´s projects (Support 4 Nepal and Stichting Pema Dorjee ism Noord Zuid West Vlaanderen). Main topics of the different activities are: agriculture, medical care and health, educationporong gompa. In addition they provide financial and logistic support of the mountain village Rathankot.

  • material aid
  • teaching
  • Tashi Choeling monastery
  • environmental and waste management
  • construction of additional classrooms
  • sick and handicapped children
  • school fees and school material children of poor families
  • building of the girls school at Lumla from 2013

Israel

Since 2006 there have been two groups in Israel supporting Pema´s projects. Their aim is to improve the standard of living in the remote villages.

  • fundraising for surgeries and health support
  • search of sponsors for elderly and sick people in restricted areas of Lumla
  • tuition in agriculture and health
  • bundle knowledge  and skills and send delegations

Whenever geshe-la visits Israel for teachings and events, all donations directly go to the projects.  A calendar was also created for fundraising. For further information, contact and calendar: miriarama@gmail.com (Miri Arama)


Norway

There are two main projects in focus and a cooperation with Pema´s friends in the  Netherlands:

      • community hall in Rantakot (Nepal)
      • monastery and girlschool in Lumla (Arrunachal Pradesh, North India)

Main goals:

      • provide a sound and secure cure environment for girls
      • impart the best of a modern education
      • understanding of Buddhist and philosophical heritage (Bodong Tradition)
      • assist students to become self-reliant, full members of their community

Contact: siri.weirum@gmail.com (Siri Weirum)


Sweden

Gatubarn Nepal(Swedish) The latest project and fundraising started mid November 2010 for Street children in Nepal. One of the main goals is to create an open house for street children in the outskirts of Kathmandu where they can eat, play, get fresh clothes and sleep safely. Also, it is crucial to to stop orphans from moving to Kathmadu, where they beg, and so many become addicted to glue sniffing. All other activities in the far off regions, villages and places where most of these children come from create better circumstances and living conditions for them to stay (education, hygiene, health, community). The focus is to provide better living standards and education for girls. One person is already employed by the organisation and working directly in Kathmandu. Still: one more responsible person is needed to run the organization. Contact: eva@gatubarnnepal.net (Eva Holmberg-Tedert)


Switzerland

Bright Horizons Children’s Home   (located in Matatirtha near Kathmandu) “This is the  most important inspiration I got in life. May he be protected by all of us.” Marlies Kornfeld, President.


Estonia

Geshe-la is visiting Estonia on a regular basis for quite some time now. All the teaching and lecture donations go to the project of porong gompa. Contact: sydames@gmail.com, lochen jangchup@gmail.com (Krista Umbjarv)


Finland

Contact: lochen.tsemo@gmail.com, Eva Heiman, + 358 40 524 2159