Enhancing Educational Program Fundraiser
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Segyu Monastery's charitable foundation Sumati's goal is to provide and develop on going English Language and other conventional education classes to coincide and support the mini monks in their monastic studies.
At this time Segyu finds itself in an uncharted, unique situation due to last years earthquake and taking in so many mini monks at one time because of the desperate conditions. We currently have 60 mini monks of tender age under our care. Though we are well aware that in time if family conditions improve some may want to bring their children home, we are still willing to take these children, wanting to care for them, benefit them conventionally for their future, and more importantly planting the seeds of dharma to benefit their future lives. We have the opportunity shortly to have a full time volunteer teacher, in addition to another friend of the monastery who comes twice a year for some time. Together we have come up with a plan of using a wonderful children's English as a Second Language resource program which will consistently provide us with new materials. In addition we have plans of enriching, enhancing and customizing this system by incorporating dharma principles and stories into these methods. Our wish is to take this precious opportunity of time that we have with these children and maximize this and make it as meaningful as possible, so even those who may not become lifelong monks potentially may take deeper understandings of compassion and kindness, as well as the monastic Buddhist education provided, back to their families and villages, and we can never know what the future effects of that may be.
This will be a long term and ongoing fundraiser. A very kind friend has already purchased the ESL program 3 year membership for us, and a few others have made donations. The monies collected will go towards costs of printing and lamenting materials for all of the monks, purchasing necessary equipment, general supplies such as paper, pencils, notebooks, crayons, etc., supporting our volunteer friends with room and food, and hopefully over time to be able to share these materials with others who can beneift from them, as well as creating a volunteer program and offering some assistance to those who might like to come when possible.
We thank you from the depths of our hearts for your constant care and support of our monastery and monks. There is also the option on the donate page to set up a monthly recurring payment if you would like to be and Enhancing Educational Program Sponsor.
With love from your monastery, Segyu
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