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Honor of the Golden Shawl for Bhante

It was the highest manner that Hindu Tamils would honor a special guest and this method was reserved for honoring, respecting, appreciating and considering very important people like Presidents, Prime Ministers and very special guests only.   full story...

Ambassador for Peace Award for Bhante Wimala

The day was 28th of November 2008. It was a peaceful and sunny morning in the capital of Kenya. Ambassador Ram Sharada and Hon. Njeru Kathangu, a former Member of Parliament of Kenya welcome Venerable Bhante Wimala at the St. Johns basilica in the downtown Nairobi. They accompanied him to the Peace Centre located just a few blocks away from the church.   full story...

Thirty-five Homes for the Homeless in Kenya

In November of 2008 we were able to finish 25 homes in Molo, Kenya for those who were driven out of their villages by political violence. The project had started in September of 2008 and I was able to return in November to personally see most of the houses we sponsored.  We are currently building 10 more homes and I hope to continue to build as many as possible.   full story...

New Resident Monk Vicitta Sara Bhikku Arrives in Kenya

We are very happy to inform you that as of Nov. 22, 2008 we have a new resident monk at the Nairobi Buddhist temple in Kenya. Vicitta Sara Bhikku is a Burmese Buddhist monk and has been for over 18 years.   full story...

Food for 250 Refugee Families

After driving in mud and on dirt roads for a while we arrived at a refugee camp. What I saw was shocking and it made me sad. We had traveled about 200 km from the capital, Nairobi, and were in the Molo district of Kenya. This area was the most effected by the political violence which rendered thousands of families homeless.   full story...

More Medical Equipment Donated

David Schouela from Cambridge, MA joined Bhante Wimala on his November, 2007 visit to Kenya. David shared his experience of distributing medical equipment in Kenya with Bhante Wimala in a recent article:   full story...

Fifty Computers to Schools in Kenya

In today's world computer skills are more and more an essential skill. Many who have no opportunity to have computer training are left behind in our technologically advancing world, especially the students of so called third world countries which include many African countries.   full story...

Donating More Medical Equipment

Loreshow health clinic is located in one of the poorest areas of Nairobi suburbs. On the side of the main building a few forty foot containers attached together provide extra space needed for the medical staff and the patients.   full story...

Container of Wheelchairs to Africa

In our last newsletter we informed you about our ongoing work with disabled people in Africa. Over the last few years, my interactions with these people, as well as the information I learned from disabled associations and health officers, has help me a great deal to understand the severity and complexity of these problems. Unofficial statistics paint a grim picture of the lives of these unfortunate people.   full story...

Healthcare for the Poor

Imagine how it would feel if you were to be sick and could not get medical care and you had to suffer day after day for a long period of time because you don't have money to pay for medicine. There are so many people on this planet who cannot afford medical care, the fee for doctors, money for medicine, a hospital stay or transportation to health care centers and so on.   full story...