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SMD Boarding School, Kathmandu, Nepal

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Lori Goldman

on 29 May 2014

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Transcript of SMD Boarding School, Kathmandu, Nepal

Kids live on site in Kathmandu, Nepal
Walled compound.
12 months a year
For 5-14 years!
500+ kids from age 3-20
One day by bus +
SEVEN
days walking

from Kathmandu
Treacherous trails
Kids only see
their families every 2, 3 or 4 years !
Remote
Villages
Rooms are basic
6 bunk beds per room
12 kids per room
No storage
No extra space
CROWDED but
safe and clean
Dormitories
(Hostels)
Regular Nepali curriculum taught in English

PLUS
Tibetan class
Cooking workshops
Tibetan/Nepali music and dance
Buddhist prayers
Meditation
Compassion
Classes
All Grade 10s pass the National Final Exams with
Disctinction
or
First Division
(HONOURS)
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
Ongoing Education
Overseas Students
38 students abroad in 2013
Most on
FULL SCHOLARSHIP
SMD Administration
Lama
Karma Pema

Principal
Excellent Education in Nepal for Impoverished Himalayan Children
SMD
Boarding School

Vegetarian diet
Dhal bhat (lentils & rice)
With some greens
Little fruit or eggs or milk
(too expensive)
No space for a garden
Meals
SMD SCHOOL
Many people come to help at SMD School
teachers
doctors and dentists
musicians
students
actors
supporters
High
Earthquake Risk
Kathmandu Valley potential disaster
SMD needs to move
Tibet monastery
2010
Potential new site of SMD
Volunteers
Shirley
Blair

Director
SMD STAFF - teachers, cooks, cleaners, tailor, guards, drivers, maintenance, office
web: www.NamoBuddhaCanada.org
email: nbfcanada@yahoo.ca
mail: Namo Buddha Foundation Canada
PO BOX 46898 Sta.D
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V6J 5M4
How to Help
Niraj Chitrakar
Finance
Mount Manaslu - many kids come from Tsum area
Villages have harsh living conditions
No schools
No health care
No running water
Poor nutrition
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
*earthquake-proof buildings

One Canadian volunteer got
the kids planting food and
flowers in pot gardens
11 in CANADA !!
PRE-Authorization required.
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.
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