"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" (Nelson Mandela)
- Schooling is very expensive and way above the average Nepali income (about €260): for example, the cost of a year in secondary school is at least €540. It is therefore completely inaccessible to the vast majority of the population. Only sponsorships can give such an opportunity to poor children or adolescents.
- Learning a trade: the Buddha Academy Boarding School in Kathmandu has started vocational training classes in sewing, woodworking and electricity. This was in 1993 ; since then 200 children have been trained, 65% of whom are girls. The Association supports the Buddha Academy Boarding School since 1996.
- The Tibetan culture: for many years, the Association has supported the Nyingmapa Wishfulfilling Centre, the first institute for Buddhist studies in Nepal. It has recently contributed to the construction of a building with 8 additional rooms. It also contributed to the completion of a workshp in Kalimpong (India) allowing the Zangdok Palri site to take a huge step towards self sufficiency.
- English: the Association also contributes to the remuneration of English teachers in the many sites its supports.