As a former strategist for a large international corporation, I am impressed with Karuna Shechen’s ability to have such significant impact for an organization of its size. I believe this is due to the continuing clarity of its mission, the ongoing adherence to its critical guiding principles, and to the professionalism and passion of its leadership. The work of Karuna- Shechen will have profound positive effects on the lives of people it serves, both today and into the future.
As a donor, friend and board member of Karuna-Shechen I admire the integrative approaches used to support many people and their communities in the Himalayan region in order to provide "compassion in action" as advocated by Matthieu Ricard. I urge you to read our annual reports online and learn about the programs that contribute to the sustained improvement in the lives of many people on a small budget. I also urge you to explore the numerous books and talks of Matthieu Ricard to enhance your understanding of his lifelong work of creating more altruism in the world.
It is a privilege to be involved with Karuna-Shechen. My husband and I are in awe of the humanitarian efforts started by Matthieu Ricard. Being from India, we feel a deep connection with the culturally relevant and dedicated work that this wonderful organization provides to thousands in need. Karuna-Shechen is altruism and compassion in action!
Leadership makes the difference between a great non-profit and one that is "meh." Karuna-Shechen USA has the leadership to make a tremendous difference in women's lives –– which makes a difference in everybody's lives.
Such phenomenal work. I've been reading Matthieu's 'Altruism,' it's heartening beyond words to see his loving philosophy in action.
I have personal first-hand experience with the sub-continent, both as an academic who has studied the area for what is now about 30 years, as well as someone who has traveled there in a direct way (not remotely as a “tourist package”) over an extended period of time. I am sensitive to the bounty and brilliance of these cultures, as well as the heartbreaking challenges. I am equally delighted to report I have a connection to a colleague, a professional, and a friend who is significant in this organization; so, through dialog and inspection I can vouch meaningfully on the organization’s integrity and value. As someone currently running for State Congress (in Vermont, US), my platform champions many of the same issues (albeit with a very different look and dynamic). I continue to be sensitive to issues of the environment, education, and social justice and empowerment. In solidarity from Vermont, as well as figuratively a brother of said lands, I give full throated endorsement to Karuna-Shechen USA.
-Dr. Frank Davis
Karuna-Schechen is a splendid organization with a lovely mission. They provide well needed services to the women and children of Nepal. They approach serving the community meeting needs that are easy to assimilate into their culture. It's simple and extremely thoughtful. As a former Director of a non-profit organization, I have a great appreciation for what it takes to stay on mission. Karuna-Schechen continues to do exactly what they set out to do-make a difference in a peaceful and mindful way.
Karuna-Shechen's focus on empowering women in remote villages in the Himalayas of Nepal and India is one of the key reasons why this nonprofit deserves your support. With a variety of programs focused on providing job skills, education and basic healthcare knowledge to women of all ages, Karuna-Shechen's work gives hope to the under-served women and girls in that region. And if that isn't enough to convince you, 100% of your donations go directly to support the programs!
Karuna Shechen is an organization that is changing the lives of women across the globe. This organization is creating opportunities for women in areas of the world where women are in such great need of leadership. Karuna Shechen provides women in some of the most remote villages access to literacy, vocational training and prepares them to advocate for themselves. It is everyone's responsibility to reduce poverty, reduce child mortality and enhance education....Karuna Shechen is simply the conduit to make that happen.
I enjoy donating to Karuna Shechen because I feel that they have a compassionate and intelligent approach to helping as many people as they can. They are run very efficiently and the programs change the lives of many people. Over many years their programs have developed and become stronger and stronger. Their projects are interesting and reach out into very underserved communities. I appreciate that they provide me with an opportunity to participate by donating to their projects.
Karuna-Shechen is an outstanding organization filled with an exceptional team of professionals who really care about the communities they serve. In all my years of NGO work, I rarely see an agency that operates as efficiently as Karuna-Shechen. Hats off to all the employees, all the board members and to Matthieu Ricard, Vivian Kurz and all the original supporters and founders for building this phenomenal model of compassion! I give a recurring donation and I like to support their special campaigns.