KIRAN is a not-for-profit organisation in Varanasi, India founded in 1990 by a small group of people from various social, cultural and religious backgrounds. The centre functions as a small village where children and young people with special needs receive education, vocational training and physical rehabilitation.
Most of the young people we work with suffer from post-polio paralysis, cerebral palsy, rickets or hearing impairments, but they have the potential to lead normal lives. Unfortuately many are hidden and kept in their homes, with no access to education or rehabilitation.
KIRAN offers those young people hope; helping and supporting them and their families in various ways.
To find out more about KIRAN and how you can help visit the website http://www.kiranvillage.org/
The Nalendra Project started after Lama Choedak Rinpoche and a large group of his students returned from the first pilgrimage visit to Tibet in July 2007. Founded by Rongton Sheja Kunrik, Nalendra is the monastery of our spiritual father His late Eminence Chogye Trichen.
Since it's inception the project has raised a total of AUD$90,000 which has helped 230 nuns and monks. For more information and details on how to support this worthwhile project please visit the site of the Tibetan Buddhist Society of Canberra (Sakya Losal Choe Dzong) www.sakya.com.au