PLEASE HELP US WITH OUR NEW "SEGYU BUDDHIST EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE"
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Dearest Friends,
We have some exciting news to share with you. As you know we are always working to improve the quality of conditions for our young monks here at the monastery, who come from remote villages throughtout Nepal, and from conditions of extreem poverty, poor health, and no opportunity for education.  Last year we have made many environmental changes and now we are focusing on their education. Some of you may remember, it was three years ago in May that we started our Enhancing Educational Fundraiser and through your kindness many school supplies, backpacks, and text books were purchased.  Last year  we  decided to follow another dream. We requested to become a Government Registered School and were approved for that year. That meant improving their curriculum to include secular classes that met the standards of government schools, as well as their Tibetan and monastic studies. This will give them certifications as they advance grades and when they compete class 10 they will take same exam as other schools and receive diploma. One of the big problems in monasteries has always been that if a monk decides to leave, or has to leave for their family, regardless of the education they received it is not accepted by the government or employees, so they have no chance to go university or apply for good jobs. And from our side a great benefit is this will help us to develop monks that will have the abilities to become future teachers and administrators of the monastery, to interact comfortably with the public and relate to the world in general, thereby supporting their abilities to share and flourish the precious dharma.

Our first year has been very sucessful and now for us to continue to achieve this goal we need to have six full time teachers that will teach Tibetan, Nepali, English, Math, Science and Social Studies and to purchase qualified text books.. After this year's exam results we have divided the students into 6 levels, Nursery, KG (kindergarten) and classes 1-4. (Each level will have 6 "school" classes per day in addition to monastery classes). We are humbly requesting your help in sponsoring this endeavor. It will cost us approximately 150,000 npr (approximately 10,500 usd) for the year, which covers 6 teacher's salaries, and all the books and supplies for all  classes in each of the 6 grades. An average teacher's salary is 15,000 npr ($215) per month or 180,000 npr ($2,560) per year. Only by being able to hire qualified teachers can this goal be successful. Any help towards this will be greatly appreciated and personally connect you to the development of these young monks who are the future of the continuation of this monastery and our precious lineage. You will have the option of one time or recurring payment if you would like to be a monthly sponsor of this program. Perhaps you could get together with friends and/or family to sponsor one teachers salary for the year, or month…hopefully many hands can make light work.  As always, we are so fortunate and grateful for your kindnesses and generosity to us. May the merits of your virtuous thoughts and actions continue to ripen in this and all of your future lives.

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