Humanitarian Projects

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...

Scholarships For Underprivileged Students

The principle of Loresho Primary School, Mrs. Rose, visited Bhante Wimala with a request for financial assistance for two academically gifted students to enable them to attend high school in 2010. Although the students Elizabeth and Bradley had passed their examinations with distinction they were unable to further their education because their families could not afford the school tuition.   full story...

Toilets for Kibera Slum Dwellers

Kibera slum is the largest slum in Africa. With close to 1 million inhabitants, it is also one of the largest in the world. And in most of Kibera, there are no toilets.

Can you imagine…
So many people living together and many having no toilets.
Having to stand in line for 30 minutes to go to a toilet and if you did not have money to pay you had no choice.
Having to go to the toilet in a plastic bag.   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...

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...