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COVID-19 UPDATE – MAY 2020

Young monks at SMD School during COVID-19

Nepal is still in lockdown and for now, SMD School is closed until the Ministry of Education allows schools in Nepal to reopen. At the end of March, we had moved up our final exams so that many of our children were able to finish final exams. Following, we officially had to close the school on March 27th as Nepal’s …

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Tsering Namgyal reflects on SMD

“I recently attended a conference on sustainability in Nepal. Once the conference had ended, the networking activities had come to a grinding halt, and reports on Nepalese economics were filed, I decided to visit a school for Himalayan children. Shree Mangal Dvip (SMD) boarding school lies just a stone’s throw from Boudhanath Stupa, a revered Tibetan Buddhist spiritual site in Nepal’s …