Karmapa Center of Education (KCE), a Buddhist model school founded by Thaye Dorje, H.H. the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

Support the Vision

The completion and maintenance of the Karmapa Center of Education relies entirely on the generous support of friends who share our vision. All support – whether a one-time donation or an ongoing pledge – is welcome. Even a modest amount of 5 USD/Euro can help guarantee the sustainability of the education center. Ongoing pledges enable us to create annual budgets, and plan ahead.

3 ways to send your donation

Online via PayPal and Credit Card

Make a donation through PayPal, a secure method for making online contributions.

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Bank transfer within Europe

Donors can send donations to the German Association Karmapa Indo-Tibetology School. The registered non-­profit association is authorised to receive funds on behalf of SABA. Bank transfers within Europe are free of banking charges.

All donations to Karmapa Indo-Tibetology School ­Association are fully tax deductible for German taxpayers. Donation receipts will be sent automatically to all German residents at the beginning of each following year.

Banking Details:

Karmapa Indo-Tibetology School e. V.
Bank: Sparkasse Karlsruhe
Account No: 108115791
IBAN: DE86 6605 0101 0108 1157 91

Bank Transfer to India

Donations can be sent directly to SABA’s Indian bank account. SABA is registered under FCRA and eligible to receive foreign funds.

If you prefer to transfer your donation to a NGO authorised by SABA in your country please send us a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible and provide you with the banking details of South Asia Buddhist Association in India or help you to make your transaction within your country.

Write to info@sabassociation.org

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Construction & Maintenance

Thanks to the support KCE has received, the first phase of the school’s construction has been completed. The financing and realisation of the next construction phases will once again depend on the support of generous friends and students, who share Karmapa’s pioneering vision for education.

Studentʼs sponsorship

The children who are studying at KCE, come primarily from families with low income of the Himalayan region. For this reason, the school does not charge fees. All students receive free accommodation, food, medical supplies, books and further school necessities. A sponsorship of 80 Euros per month covers the costs of a student attending KCE.

Teacherʼs Salary

Make a contribution to a teacher’s salary. KCE has employed four state-qualified local teachers. The monthly salary of a qualified primary school teacher in West Bengal is between 250-500 Euros.

Childcare Educator’s Salary

Our childcare educators live with our students and are responsible to provide social, emotional, and educational assistance in their daily life. The monthly salary of an educator is about 180-200 Euros.

Material Donations

For setting-up our English language library for children from age 6, we need books, books, books. Of course, they can be second-hand books. Atlases, non-fiction books, books on animals, geography, story books, fairy tales and children’s films – everything is very welcome.

Get in touch

The people working for and supporting KCE form an international team. We are happy to respond to any enquiries and discuss any support you may wish to give.

If you have more imaginative ways to support the construction and maintenance of KCE, please contact us. We appreciate creative generosity and welcome your input.

Contact us here

Thank you for your invaluable contribution!

Organising Body

In Germany

K.I.T.S. e.V. charitable association registered in Karlsruhe-Durlach. It was founded in order to administer donations for the construction phase and for ongoing maintenance costs. The association collaborates directly with SABA and collects and forwards funds to KCE.

In India

South Asia Buddhist Association (SABA) is a non-profit foundation (Charitable Trust) with its head office in New Delhi. SABA has been registered 2008 under the Indian Trusts Act 1882 (registration number BK IV 1296/2548) and is registered u/s 12-A of the Income Tax Act 1961.

Further, the Trust has been registered under the Foreign Contribution (Registration) Act, 2010 for carrying out activities of Religious (Buddhist), Cultural, Educational and Social nature with registration number 231661605.