Spotlight on Lama Tenzin Chogyal



Since 2001, PFC has been sponsoring the Humanitarian Hall of Fame monk, Lama Tenzin Choegyal, and his heroic efforts to rescue children from the Dolpo region of the Himalaya Mountains. The journey involves trekking 10 hours/day for 20 – 30 days while climbing over altitudes of 18,000 feet through treacherous conditions, often encountering mercenary – in the past Maoists rebels demanded payment for passage. The brave monk and his group of children push through the insurmountable odds to the orphanage where Lama Tenzin has created a safe and loving home as well as private school education. Be inspired by the great work of Lama Tenzin as you compare the pictures of the children when they were rescued and later as they thrive at the Children’s Educational Development (C.E.D.) Institute in Northern India. Children Education and Development (C.E.D.) Society

In addition, the C.E.D. House has become an interfaith home to girls and women that are disadvantaged and often disabled from the remote villages in the Himalayan foothills.

Lama Tenzin Meal with Girls



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