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History of the Kilung Children’s School

Here is the history of the Kilung Children’s School prior to the fire that destroyed the school in April 2016. Help us rebuild!

Education is a primary focus of the work of the Kilung Foundation. In November 2015, eighteen months after the shedra renovation and roof repair project was launched, both the Kilung Children’s School and the Kilung Shedra (Monastic College) began their programs in the newly restored shedra building.

First day of school at the Kilung Children’s School

The Kilung Children’s School shared the newly renovated shedra building with the monks. Thirty boys from the local community, ages 8 – 12, boarded at the school, which provides a strong Tibetan education as an alternative to either no school, or a government school in town.

Click HERE for a day in the life of the students at the Kilung Children’s School.

Thanks to sponsorship from Asian donors, ten girls from the Kilung community are studying at a well-known Tibetan girl’s school in Amdo.

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For a video of the Children’s School and the Shedra taken in January 2015, click HERE.