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Children & Young People · 01:27

Manyushree Vidyapith Orphanage and School

  • By Frank de Leeuw van Weenen · Finland, Europe


Manyushree Vidyapith Orphanage and School

Main aim of the charity

The orphanage and school is the only one in the region where many children are either orphaned or born into poverty. Lama Thupten Phuntsok founded the orphanage 20 years ago, and it now houses around 300 children. Besides providing food, shelter and primary education, the school also provides a higher education for the senior students.

How the employee got involved and why

My family has been working with this charity for th epast 13 years and four years ago I started. I have now visited the orphanage 4 times, with many more visits to come.

What work does the employee do for charity?

This year my aim is to create a small business with returning senior students. Many return after finishing their higher education but discover it is hard to find a job. The area is very remote and has few commercial jobs and landing a governmental job requires a lot of luck and a good education.

What impact would winning have on the charity?

It would allow a few of the senior students to start their own business, creating their own income and of course some of the proceeds will go to the orphanage. It will also hopefully inspire other young adults to do something similar and think out of hte box in order to create their own work.

What impact would winning have on the employee?

It would motivate me to do more of these kind of projects with both them and perhaps other young adults from different regions.

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