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SMD Boarding School, Kathmandu, Nepal
Transcript of SMD Boarding School, Kathmandu, Nepal
12 months a year
For 5-14 years!
500+ kids from age 3-20
One day by bus +
Kids only see
their families every 2, 3 or 4 years !
Rooms are basic
6 bunk beds per room
12 kids per room
No extra space
safe and clean
Regular Nepali curriculum taught in English
Tibetan/Nepali music and dance
All Grade 10s pass the National Final Exams with
Often take GAP Year
Work at SMD teaching small children
Study Grades 11 & 12 outside of SMD
Go ABROAD to study high school or
university on scholarship
38 students abroad in 2013
Excellent Education in Nepal for Impoverished Himalayan Children
Dhal bhat (lentils & rice)
With some greens
Little fruit or eggs or milk
No space for a garden
Many people come to help at SMD School
doctors and dentists
Kathmandu Valley potential disaster
SMD needs to move
Potential new site of SMD
SMD STAFF - teachers, cooks, cleaners, tailor, guards, drivers, maintenance, office
mail: Namo Buddha Foundation Canada
PO BOX 46898 Sta.D
Vancouver, BC, Canada
How to Help
Mount Manaslu - many kids come from Tsum area
Villages have harsh living conditions
No health care
No running water
Thanks to the kindness of
Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche
who makes SMD School possible
Namo Buddha Monastery
SMD Branch School for Monks
*safer - outside of Kathmandu
One Canadian volunteer got
the kids planting food and
flowers in pot gardens
11 in CANADA !!
THANK YOU !!!
"Bring Back Peace" written and recorded
by SMD students with Ross Green of MusicSeedsInternational, teaching love and English globally through music.
Monks, nuns and lay children study together.