Dubdi Monastery Lunch Project
That’s right! $4.34 a DAY feed 36 young monks a daily hot lunch, the most substantial meal of the day and for some the only meal. Dubdi Monastic School is in a very poor rural farming village. These boys study Buddhism, minimal reading and math in an unheated one room schoolhouse with one window, one light bulb and one dedicated teacher Mr. Sharma. There are few textbooks and writing implements to be shared between the 36 students.
In 2008, TCEF began a hot lunch program. The young monks were in school 6 days a week from 8am – 4pm with no meal or snacks. Now they break every day for a hot lunch of rice, dal and veggies. It takes only $4.34 a day to provide this to all 36 boys! Our lunch program continues and their cheeks grow chubby.
In 2011, TCEF began raising money to replace their minimal bedding. Our goal is to build beds and provide mattresses and warm quilts.