Thanks to the generosity of many good and compasionate people in just two months we were able to rise the remaining funds for the land to build the school. You can find the list of our wonderful donors at the bottom of this page.
Now we can embark on the second part of the journey – the construction of the school building!
It is very important for us to build the school because the Indian government can grant the schools which have their own walls an aid of 25% of the amount of their expenses as well as a small sum allocated each year. So as soon as we build this school, we will be able to apply for affiliation to the Bihar Education Board and we hope to benefit from this help which will give us more autonomy and will make us less dependent on the sponsors.
The architect has already given us the plans and the assessment of the school construction. The building will have 14 classrooms, computer lab/ library, teachers room, big hall for school activities and celebrations, and – last but not least – proper, well functioning toilets. It will provide our children with great conditions to study and flourish!
The estimated cost of the construction is 189.000 EUR.
The amount is not small however comparing to the cost of the land it is not so high either. It’s only 65 % more than the price of the plot to build this beautiful 3 storey building on it! We can see it as a real bargain, especially comparing to the construction costs in Western countries. Encouraged by the short time during which we were able to rise the funds to buy the land, we believe that with your help and big hearts we will be able to accomplish this goal as well. Every little donation counts!
Dear Shanti India godmothers and godfathers, today the children of Bodhgaya need each and all of us more than ever to allow this project to come true, thank you to support it! It is with all our faith in your generosity that we address this request to you on behalf of all the children who will benefit from it.
We would like to thank all the donors that contributed to our cause of buying the land for the school: Anne Vanderschueren, Gilles Wurtz , Morgan Tymen (Association Akkhaya), Les Enfants Du Lotus (Association Pema), Jaroslaw Stawirej, Wouter de Weerd, Chantal Collin, Arnaud Collin and Corinne Tranchat Collin , Sandra Ahmadi-Patek, Nana and Family (Yoga-for-the-World), Katharina Fitsch, Jo White, Steve Globey, Inma Balbás, Jen-ni Hsia, Tony Cape, Mickael Jamas, Stephanie Conrad, Odile Thieriot, Bernhard Osswald, Sylvain Le Meur Pause, Chantal Girodon-Boulandet, Margaret Loyon, Timothy Schipper, Ray Nukada, Shirwin Hu, Philipp Bammes, Thee Phromphol, , Fred Hosea, Jurij Longhi, Vadim Dmitriev, and all the anonymous donors – you are all wonderful!
The suffering of children is not tolerable. Help us to relieve it by supporting this project in this sacred place of Bodhgaya, putting into practice the first of the six paramitas ( the perfect virtues ) taught by the Buddha, generosity!
Nothing compares to the happiness of seeing children grow up and be happy!
Thank you with all our hearts and on behalf of all the children for your support!
There is nothing like witnessing children grow and be happy.
Thank you for your support!