March 2016

New foundation structure

With the growth of the foundation over the last seven years, the administrative management has become rather time-consuming for the members of the board. In order to being able to fulfill the boards own responsibilities, it was decided to hire a managing director. Bettina Wälti will take over this multifaceted position as a part-time assignment with immediate effect. The salary is financed by private funds.
More about the administrative office

February 2016

Official opening of the GCBS hostel

On February 2nd, the newly built GCBS hostel was ceremonially inaugurated by HH Sakya Trinzin. It was a memorable celebration with a traditional inaugural ceremony, but also with dances, home-made food and many smiling faces.
More about the hostel opening

December 2015

Expansion Board of the Foundation

We are very happy to welcome Karin Amrhein as fourth member of the board of the foundation. Karin Amrhein is a primary school teacher and regularly visits GCBS in Nepal. It is through her visits, that she has gained a profound inside view of the school operation and knows the teachers and the students very well.
More about the board of the foundation

October 2015

A report on GCBS Lo Manthang Building Construction

After three months of construction, the new school building, which contains a cultural hall and dormitory, are completed and ready for the pupils, teachers and house staff to move in. The traditional architecture has been carefully preserved, while the structure has been improved by the use of iron and concrete.
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October 2015

Meet Lama Ngawang in Bern

Lama Ngawang is travelling to Europe again and will take the opportunity to create a sand mandala – from the 17th till the 21st of November at the bookstore “Buchhandlung Weyerman” (Herrengasse 30, 3011 Bern).
Lama Ngawang will be there daily from 10.00-13.00 and from 14.00-18.00. On Saturday, 21st of November at 14.00 the final ritual will be held. Don’t miss it.
Link to Facebook (event)

August 2015

Call for donations «Orphans»

GCBS has launched a program to educate orphans who have lost their fortune of having parents due to earthquake. GCBS will offer for 20 such primary children from their current grades up to bachelor level education in free of cost associating them together in its hostel.
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July 2015

Fundraising campaign “Get Fit&FunkyTM for Nepal”

With much gratitude and joyousness did our founder Elisabeth Erne accept a check in the amount of CHF 10’310.— from Fit&Funky.
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June 2015

Building project new schoolhouse and dormitory

Thanks to joined forces on-site and with financial support from our donors the construction of the new buildings is about to be finished and ready to move into.
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Annual Review 2014

The sixth year of the Foundation in retrospect with news and activities of the Great Compassion Boarding School as well as an outlook for 2015.
PDF Annual Review 2014 (Text only)
PDF Annual Review 2014 (in German)

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Lama Ngawang creating a mandala. A Classroom at the Great Compassion Boarding School. Standing still for the photo, before we rush off to play again.