Rolwaling is a remote mountain valley situated in the north east of Kathmandu and to the west of Khumbu region. The valley is situated at an altitude of 4000m above sea level and bordered to Tibet to the north. In Tibetan language ‘Rolwa’ means ‘furrow’ and ‘ling’ means ‘place’. It is mentioned in the tex Pema Kathang by Padmasambhava( also known as Guru Urgen Rinpoche) that Rolwaling is a beyul, a sacred hidden valley, carved out with one stroke of his plow.
Rolwaling Sangag Choling Monastery School, being the spiritual center of Rolwaling has main responsibility to preserve the spiritual tradition in this sacred valley. Apart from it the monastery also undertakes various project acitivities that are necessary to benefit the villagers, visitors etc. The monastery takes continued initiatives in the areas of education, health and environment.
Preserving free schooling in the Rolwaling Valley in Nepal is preserving a culture and its values. The values from this remote community are not only fundamental for this village to continue thriving but they are also fundamental for the world to evolve.
The following are the basic costs to run the school for 29 students currently enrolled. These amounts when covered by an external entity or donations, basic free schooling is guaranteed to this community. Any contribution you can provide is one contribution less that this village has to absorb for basic education.
|Salary of one teacher||$180 per month||$6,480 (3 teachers)|
|Salary of one cook||$150 per month||$1,800|
|Food||$583 per month||$7,000|
|Transportation- Porter Wages||$250 per month||$3,000|
|Books and Stationery||$105 per month||$1,250|
|Clothes||$166 per month||$2000|
|Total Annual Cost||$21,530|