Jaigon Girl’s School

West Bengal, India

A Pema Wangyal Rinpoche Project

Help to bring a future to girls too!

A new residential school in Jaigon, on the border between India and Bhutan, is needed. Jaigon is an impoverished area of India, where girls don’t have much choice to build a future.

In 2019 with the support of HH XIV Dalai Lama, the Kangyur Rinpoche Foundation built the Tenzin Gyatso School in Jaigon. Now Kangyur Rinpoche Foundation will finance the construction of an institute dedicated to girls schooling. Be part of this project!

Kangyur Rinpoche Foundation, following the noble goals of Kangyur Rinpoche aims at providing shelter and education for destitute children, in this case by financing the construction of this institute.

The Need for a School for Girls

This is a project which has been close to Tulku Rinpoche’s heart for many years.

Early 2019, with the support of His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama and the Kangyur Rinpoche Foundation (directed by Pema Wangyal Rinpoche and Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche), a building including six class rooms , library, office, meeting hall and teacher’s room, hostel & bed rooms and bathrooms for students was completed, HH The XIV Dalai Lama Tenzing Gyatso School, in Jaigon – border between India and Bhutan.

This project in this impoverished area of India became a success. But hosts mainly boy so the question of girls’ schooling remains, which for the moment can only be achieved in difficult conditions.

We strongly believe that if we can provide facilities for these girls, it will change their situation, now and in the future, as well as that of the families in this area. So please give us your support!

United Kingdom

Account name: Kangyur Rinpoche Foundation
Sort Code 20-12-75
Account No 43621103
IBAN GB43 BARC 2012 7543 6211 03

Please send an email to office@krfportugal.org with the details of your donation!

Bank Transfer – Account Details


Account Name: Kangyur Rinpoche P. C. Tibetana
IBAN PT50 0061 0050 00555555500 50
Bank Name – BIG -Banco de Investimento Global
Address – Av. 24 de Julho 74, 1200-869 Lisboa

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    Background on the Project

    Acharya Sangay Lodrö is a long term student of HH The XIV Dalai Lama, Pema Wangyal Rinpoche and Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche. He was behind the construction of HH Tenzin Gyatso School in Jaigon, West Bengal, India, also known as Dr. Ambedkar Memorial Mahayana Buddhist Institute.

    Aware of the fact that in India, the proportion of girls who are able to attend school remains low compared to boys of the same age, Acharya Sangay Lodrö is hoping to build new facilities dedicated to girls’ schooling.

    But from the beginning of the Covid-19, till recently, the situation has been very difficult in the Jaigaon area. Jaigaon being an impoverished region, the economic and social disruption caused by the pandemic had been devastating. Jaigaon is a border town bordering Bhutan which has been under lock down, not many people passed through Jaigaon. As there was no mean to earn an income during lock-downs, many were unable to feed themselves and their families, and the situation at the school became very difficult.

    In the month of September 2021, Acharya Sangye Lodrö requested Tulku Pema Wangyal Rinpoche to help them for their regular expense. So since then, the Kangyur Rinpoche Foundation, and the Siddhartha Project (under Songtsen-Chanteloube), has been supporting the institution.

    The new project as originally conceived would accommodate up to 90 girls. But as the conditions, both health and financial, are very difficult, Acharya Sangye Lodrö would like to start the construction with only two floors, including a kitchen, a dining hall, a classroom and some rooms, in order to be able to operate in decent conditions.

    Without this building, the question of schooling for girls remains. For the time being, 25 boarders, nuns and lay girls, are living there in very poor conditions. Many others would like to join them, but this is not possible at the moment. With no classrooms or refectory, they have to walk 5 km to study at the Jaigaon H.H. Tenzin Gyatso school.

    We strongly believe that if we can provide the facilities (education, food and clothing) to these girls, it will change their future, as well as the families and students of that region!



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