Whom we support
The target groups of the Karmapa Center of Education are children from different populations of the Indian Himalaya region.
These populations include the Lepcha and Bhutia tribes which belong to the original inhabitants of the region around Kalimpong. But also Sherpas, Tamangs as well as Bhutanese and Tibetan families settled in India.
Preserving Tradition and Dharma in the Himalayas
Many families of this region belong to the poor rural population and are mainly farmers.
With their agricultural activities, they generate just a small income and struggle to provide a good education for their children.
These populations carry a very rich cultural heritage. Also, most of these populations have been followers of Buddhism for centuries. Buddhism is part of their tradition and plays an important role in their daily life. These families wish their children to receive an education which integrates and reflects their culture and religion.
Meet our Students
KCE does not charge fees:
All students receive free education, accommodation, food, medical supplies, books and further school necessities.
Support a student: A sponsorship of 80 Euros per month covers the costs of a student attending KCE. But even a modest amount of 5 USD/Euro help us guarantee the sustainability of the education center. Contact us to receive more information.
Read about the greater vision of the Karmapa Center of Education.
Read the article about Karmapa’s opening speech at the consecration ceremony on the importance of the monastic Sangha.
Our curriculum can be illustrated through three pillars. Learn more about it…
Work at KCE – we are looking for primary school teachers or people with experience in working with children. Learn more about…
Teaching Art to Children –Art helps kids develop creativity, fine motor skills and confidence. We are looking for Art teachers to join our programs. Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
The primary section of KCE provides facilities for 120 students, a monastic Sangha, and guest teachers from all over the world. Learn more about the facilities…
Become a Patron of the Vision.
The Karmapa Center of Education is growing thanks to the generous support of friends from all over the world.
If you would like to become a patron of this great vision, join us. Thank you!
About Us: We are a group of friends from all over the world supporting the great vision of KCE. More about us…
Get in touch with us if you wish to join our activities. We are happy to respond to any enquiries.