From a family of four, including a brother and his parents. The parents do not have a steady source of income, due to unemployment and being uneducated. One of his parents is working as a shopkeeper, which has a very low salary. The family’s income is not enough to provide good education for the children, so the parents prefer to let Tashi becomes a novice monk at the Ngari Institute Hostel. They hope that he receives a good modern education based on the traditional values.
The main vision of the Ngari Institute of Buddhist Dialectics (NIBD) is to provide a modern education, under the guidance of ancient Buddhist teachings, for the underprivileged children of India’s Ladakh region. Since 2009, our generous donors and supporters from different parts of the world have been making contributions to the construction of separate hostels for boys and girls, which have a current capacity of over 60 children. In addition, a library and a small clinic were established for the Ngari children’s welfare. One of the most important sources of funding for our day-to-day operations is through the Educational Sponsorship Program.
With a concern over growing annual expenses due to the growing number of students who require higher education, we appeal to our generous donors to sponsor the education of an NIBD student. The annual education cost for each student is US$550 and includes school fees, uniforms, and books. The sponsorship can be made through one of four choices: one-time payment or recurring payments on a monthly, quarterly, or yearly basis.
The educational sponsorship option focuses on your student’s education. However, you are welcome to choose the full sponsorship option for your student, which is US$1,200 each year. Refer to “An Overview of the Institute” for the list of other expenses (e.g., transportation, staff salaries, hostel maintenance) that full sponsorship includes.
The student you sponsor will remain in the program as long as she/he remains in school and in the community. If the student graduates from the institute, the sponsorship will end, or you can choose another student to sponsor.
Yes. You are more than welcome to visit your sponsored student at NIBD in Leh, Ladakh. Please contact us to arrange for your visit.
Once you have sponsored a student, you will receive a welcome package that includes information about the student and a letter from Geshe Tsewang Dorje, president of NIBD. Throughout the year, you will receive updates on your sponsored student.
Yes. You are encouraged to write to your sponsored student as often as you like. NIBD will send the student's letters to you via postal mail.
No. Your sponsorship payments are used to provide for the student's education or other expenses while they remain at NIBD.
NIBD (the Ngari Institute of Buddhist Dialectics）的主要目標，是幫助在印度拉達克地區資源匱乏的孩子，在佛教啓蒙的環境，提供他們現代教育。 從2009年開始，世界各地慷慨的捐贈者和支持者已經幫助我們建設好幾處庇護所，目前可以容納超過六十位孩子．此外，為了Ngari孩子的福祉，我們也成立了一間圖書館和一間小型診所。教育贊助計畫是幫助我們維持運作最重要的資金來源。
教育資助計畫的主要目標是學生的教育。您也可以選擇一年美金1,200元的全額獎學金資助計畫，關於此計畫包含的其他費用（例如：交通、員工薪水、庇護所維持），請參考網站 “An Overview of the Institute”。
在您加入資助計畫之後，會收到一份歡迎包裹，內容包含學生資訊以及NIBD會長Geshe Tsewang Dorje的一封信。在您參與資助計畫的的期間，每年您會收到幾次資助學生的消息。
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