Helping Children

Building Classrooms For Sixth Graders

Can you imagine 70 to 90 sixth grade children in one classroom? Well, students of Loresho Primary School, who come primarily from the surrounding slums, have to study in such a crowded classroom.   full story...

Eye Care For Teachers and Students

We have helped the Loresho primary school in Nairobi for years. This time we were glad to provide eye care for the teachers and students who needed it.   full story...

Building Toilet Blocks for School Children

We built toilet blocks for the boys, girls and teachers at the Loresho Primary School in Nairobi, Kenya. We held a grand opening ceremony on 6 July 2012, to hand the facilities over to the Loresho school authority.   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...

Child Welfare Center in Kenya

I am in the process of finalizing the building details of a child welfare center in Kenya. The welfare center will be built in Maragua town, which is located about 100 miles north of the capital of Nairobi. There has been a long standing need for a child welfare center in the Maragua community. There are a considerate number of homeless children and children from extremely poor families wandering the streets.   full story...

Making a Dream Come True

On my last trip to Kenya, I met an intriguing young man, Joseph Macharia Kimani, from the Maragua constituency in Kenya.  Eight years ago, as a child of 9, he lost his arm in a tragic accident. In spite of the challenges of growing up with only one functional arm, he remained active in sports activities and always received good grades in school academics.   full story...

Two Computers for Girl's School in Kenya

On the 26th of October, 2009, following a request from school Principal Mrs. Mutaga, we donated two computers to the Rarakwa Secondary Girl's School in Kigumo, Muranga. Two of the teachers from the girl's school received the computers from Bhante at the Nairobi Buddhist Temple. We are very happy to continue our support of girl's education in Kenya. We know that these computers will help brighten and broaden the lives of many girls.   full story...

Welfare Project in South Africa

In this age of disposable technology, we often take for granted the high tech equipment that makes our lives so much easier. In many parts of Africa, people do not count on these luxuries. This year I was invited to visit Durban, South Africa by a South African gentlemen who lives in Key West, Florida, by the name of Spider.   full story...

Playground and Solar Power for the Paramaduwa School

To reach the small school, we traveled two hours by car from the city of Anuradhapura. Then we traveled another three kilometers on an unpaved dusty road. At first sight, it didn't look like much at all. If you did not see the students, you would not have believed that the long hut and the small mud hut were a school.   full story...

New Uniforms for One Hundred Fifty Orphaned Girls

For eighteen years, the Sri Lankan government fought a long and difficult war with a separatist group called the Tamil Tigers. By the time the government negotiated a cease-fire with the separatists in 2001, about seven thousand people had lost their lives.   full story...