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Parliamentary Friendship Association

On the 13th of December, 2010, Bhante participated in the first meeting of the Sri Lanka -Kenya Parliamentary Friendship Association. The event was organized by the Sri Lankan Embassy and was attended by 15 members of the Kenyan Parliament, most of who chair various parliamentary committees.  Also in attendance were the Sri Lankan High Commissioner and the Deputy High Commissioner who organized the event.   full story...

Update on Child Welfare Center in Kenya

The construction of the child welfare center in Kenya is in underway. Bhante visited the construction site in January of this year to see the progress of the work. We are glad to inform you that Hon. Mbau, the Member of Parliament for Maragua, has taken personal interest and is helping us to manage the project. Working in Africa is challenging and having the support of a Member of Parliament is very helpful.   full story...

Tree Planting in Kibera, Kenya (Peace Tree Project)

On the 21st of January, 2011, Bhante Wimala participated in a special project of planting trees in the Kibera slums in Nairobi. Bhante was the chief guest at the launching event of a project to plant five thousand trees in the Kibera slums and nearby areas. The project named “Peace Highway to Kibera” will be completed by planting five thousand Peace Trees.   full story...

Scholarships for Two Children

As part of our humanitarian efforts in Africa we are doing many small things to help the needy. Recently we were able to help a boy and a girl who were denied admission to school because their parents could not pay the school fees.   full story...

Planting a Peace Tree




 

Little Things That Make a Difference

Edgar was a former employee of the Nairobi Buddhist Temple. Several years ago he worked as a security guard and Bhante Wimala knew him during that time. Recently, Edgar came to the temple to meet with Bhante and ask for his help. Edgar was in tears and asked if Bhante would help him pay a medical bill for his wife.   full story...

What is a Jigger?

When a friend who was visiting me at Nairobi Buddhist Temple mentioned “jigger” I had no idea what he was talking about. Then he showed me some photos of those who were infected with jiggers. I immediately felt that I needed to visit the people who are suffering from jiggers to understand it better.   full story...