Make a Donation or Sponsor a Child


SMD School is wholly funded by donors from 26 countries around the world. It is thanks to the continued generosity of our supporters, that we’ve been able to provide free education to Himalayan children for 30 years.

Your donation, no matter how small or large, is urgently needed. Please either Sponsor a Student, Make a Donation to SMD Boarding School (general or item specific), or Contribute to the Building Fund (we are saving for a new school). You may do so through one of our registered charitable organizations in Canada, USA, Hong Kong or Europe:

Donate through Thrangu Rinpoche’s Charitable Organizations


Namo Buddha Foundation Canada
c/o Treasurer Betty Wong
Email: nbfcanada@yahoo.ca
PO Box 46898, Stn. D, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6J 5M4
DONATE ONLINE
NOTE: We prefer cheques as CanadaHelps takes a 3.9% fee.
Please make cheques payable to “Namo Buddha Foundation for SMD School”.
Thrangu Vajrayana Buddhist Centre Ltd.
c/o Lama Karma Dawa and Secretary Ling
Email: info@thranguhk.org
Tel: 852–2760-8381
FRm 912, 9/F., Wah Shing Centre, No. 11-13 Shing Yip St., Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Karma Kagyu Charity
Vajra Vidya Centre
c/o Wolfgang Schmid
Email: VajraVidya@gmx.de
Tel: 49-8382-6807
Wackerstr. 47d, 88131 Lindau, Germany
Himalayan Children’s Fund
c/o Debra Ann Robinson-Menzies
Email: debraannr@mac.com
P.O. Box 15644 Beverly Hills CA 90209 USA
DONATE ONLINE
Are you a government employee? Donate through the combined Federal Campaign CFC Designation Code 88367.

Namo Buddha Foundation Canada
c/o Treasurer Betty Wong
Email: nbfcanada@yahoo.ca
PO Box 46898, Stn. D, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6J 5M4
DONATE ONLINE
NOTE: We prefer cheques as CanadaHelps takes a 3.9% fee.
Please make cheques payable to “Namo Buddha Foundation for SMD School”.
Thrangu Vajrayana Buddhist Centre Ltd.
c/o Lama Karma Dawa and Secretary Ling
Email: info@thranguhk.org
Tel: 852–2760-8381
FRm 912, 9/F., Wah Shing Centre, No. 11-13 Shing Yip St., Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Karma Kagyu Charity
Vajra Vidya Centre
c/o Wolfgang Schmid
Email: VajraVidya@gmx.de
Tel: 49-8382-6807
Wackerstr. 47d, 88131 Lindau, Germany
Himalayan Children’s Fund
c/o Debra Ann Robinson-Menzies
Email: debraannr@mac.com
P.O. Box 15644 Beverly Hills CA 90209 USA
DONATE ONLINE
Are you a government employee? Donate through the combined Federal Campaign CFC Designation Code 88367.

Student Sponsorship Costs (May 2017 – April 2018)

We currently need sponsors for 59 kids: 43 Boarding Students, 14 Day Students and 2 Senior Students . Click here to meet some of our new kids >

  • A Boarding Student: $1185
  • A Day Student: $530
  • A Young Monk: $580

  • Boarding Student: education, school supplies, room and board on a 12-month basis, uniform, clothing, and medical and dental care.
  • Day Student: education, uniform, school supplies and a hot lunch.
  • Young Monk: education, school supplies, a set of robes and shoes, medical and dental care.
  • Write to us at the school: himalayanchildren@gmail.com
  • Sponsors: We need your mailing and email address so the kids can keep in touch!
  • Tax deductible donations can be made directly through one of Thrangu Rinpoche’s international charitable organizations (Canada, USA, Europe, or Hong Kong).

Please see the full list of FAQ’s here.


Urgently Needed & Wish List Items

  • A small vehicle for the SMD clinic and city errands.
  • Multi vitamins: non-chewable, w/o sugar adult tablets (we break them in half for the kids) e.g. Natural Factors Complete Multi
  • 10 computers for the student lab (US$300 each)
  • Brighten up a student’s day—our classrooms are badly in need of paint! (US$300 per classroom)
  • Yearly Healthcare Fund (US$12,000 to $15,000): Supplies for SMD clinic, lab equipment, vaccines, medications, eye and dental care, hearing, vision, dental and hospitalization expenses for children and support staff (the variability relates to how many hospitalizations we have in a year). Specific supplies include multi-vitamins and vitamin C, calcium and iron tablets, wart medicine, bandaids, gauze, antibiotic cream, fungicide cream, and tea tree oil (helpful for treating scalp fungal infections for shaved heads).
  • Airmiles via Aeroplan for international fundraising, visa applications, and grade 11&12 student scholarship recipients abroad.
  • Books for our libraries at both schools from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk wish lists.
  • Small carpets for dorm rooms ($15): The school is unheated. Temperatures reach 0C at night. Locally-made carpets keep kids’ feet warm and prevent colds.
  • Running shoes ($25): Kids play sports in bare feet, risking injury and hookworm infections.
  • Office supplies, board games, small stuffed toys, skipping ropes, hackysacks, balls, warm woolen socks and underwear, sports equipment, wool/yarn and knitting needles, hair clips and scrunchies, face paint, Karaoke discs, and art supplies ($35).
  • Electronic dictionaries to help students read English books more quickly.
  • Helmets, elbow and knee pads for our unicyclists (the Himalayan Unicycle Club!)
  • Internet service payment for one month ($60)
  • Driving lessons ($100): At SMD only a handful of people can drive. $100 trains one older student.
  • Sanitary products for girls for one month ($140)
  • Earthquake Survival Gear: mylar blankets, Petz headlamps, 1/2” nylon (not poly) rope in 50 metre lengths, work gloves for rescue team, solar flashlights (torches), duct tape, LifeStraws (personal water filters), and any other survival gear.
  • Solar batteries ($600): Nepal has daily power cuts in the dry season (nine months) and kids can’t study. SMD needs batteries for the library, clinic, stairwells and kitchen.
  • Picnic, concert or outing contributions (from $300 for smaller events to $5,000 for full day park picnic for 500+ students, teachers and staff): the kids live in a compound and seldom get out to play.
  • A New School Campus: We have a long term vision to build a larger school that can house more students and that is in a safer, less polluted environment away from the core of the city. Please contact us directly for more details on our plans.