The exterior of the Shedra has been completed!!!
Now the interior work is being finished. We are currently fundraising for the furnishing and supplies. You can DONATE HERE!
Our goal is that the Shedra and Children’s School re-open in the spring.
Help us complete the interior so that we can re-open the Shedra this spring!
Donations are still needed to finish the Kilung Shedra!
Thanks to the solar cap, construction work can continue into the winter. See these videos and photos for the great progress being made!
The solar cap and inner courtyard
The rooms – Help us purchase the equipment and supplies for the classrooms and living quarters! Donate HERE.
Here are some more videos
Help us purchase the equipment and supplies
for the classrooms and living quarters!
The finish work is underway on the Kilung Shedra! Tremendous progress is being made with the interior and exterior painting, windows, and flooring. Below is a slideshow of the August 2021 progress.
We are now fundraising for the materials needed
for the monks and school-aged children to restart their study programs:
seating, desks/tables, blackboards, computers, texts, books, teaching materials.
Click on photo to start slideshow.
Construction has begun at the Kilung Shedra!
Welcome to the crew!
The innovative solar cap is being installed.
Due to pandemic-caused inflation of the cost of building supplies,
we still need to raise $130,000 to finish the construction.
Please donate HERE to help us open the shedra this year.
The Shedra is taking shape on the outside, but there is still much work still to do on the inside.
As the rooms of the Shedra take form, it is now time to focus on providing supplies and materials to furnish and equip them.
Children are the future of Tibet. They need an education that includes their language and cultural heritage and prepares them for the modern world. The Kilung Community School will provide them with the education they need.
For the Kilung Children’s School, a partial list of what is needed includes:
Tables and Seating
Computers/ Technical Equipment
Salaries/training/supplies for teachers
Donations are needed to furnish and equip the kitchen and dining hall.
We begin 2021 with wonderful news! An anonymous donor has gifted Kilung Foundation
the funds to complete the construction phase of rebuilding the Kilung Shedra!
We are now requesting donations to fully furnish and equip the Shedra complex – temples, classrooms, dormitories, library, kitchen, community rooms and health clinic.
Here are the four levels of the shedra that we now will be outfitting!
Stay tuned for more details, and please sign up for our mailing list HERE for the latest updates.
This is Sonam Yonten, now in his early 30s.
Sonam’s parents died when he was a young boy. He joined Kilung Shedra when the first Shedra program started and became a monk. Sonam studied very hard, completed his training and later became a teacher for Kilung Children’s School, before the fire destroyed the Shedra.
After the fire, he and the Shedra and Children’s School students have been waiting for the Shedra to be rebuilt so that they can return to study. In the meantime, he is teaching adults in his community how to read and write.
The long Tibetan winter has ended, and the reconstruction of the Kilung Shedra and Community Center has started up again!
Help us keep up the momentum so that Tibetan education and community services
can once again be provided to the Dzachuka nomad community.
A generous donor has offered a $35,000 match for donations made before June 4th.
DONATE HERE to help rebuild the Kilung Shedra and Community Center!
This video details the history of the shedra, its destruction by fire in 2016, and the current rebuilding of a modern shedra that will serve the educational, community, and spiritual needs of Dzachuka nomad children and monastics.
Funds are still needed for the construction planned in 2019! Donate HERE.