You are amazing. Today is #GivingTuesday, and thanks to an outpouring of support, we are already halfway to our goal to raise $40,000 by midnight. Whether you’ve yet to make a gift or have already given to the campaign, you’ll want to watch the video below. The last story in our 3-part Journey of a Continue reading #GivingTuesday – Reason #3: Never Give Up
We have just 48 hours left on our #Giving Tuesday Matching Gift Campaign challenge to raise $80,000 in vital funds for the SSP Scholarship Fund. Yesterday, we shared a brave girl’s journey, offering you a firsthand look at just who your scholarship funding serves. Today, we feature the excitement of a teen girl and her Continue reading #GivingTuesday – Reason #2: Truth Tellers
Over the next three days, you’ll experience three short stories following girls’ journeys to the Siddhartha School. These stories show how your gift to SSP supports our students and then inspires them to follow their dreams. Story 1: Journey of a Girl Watch the story of a brave seven-year-old who leaves home for an education Continue reading #GivingTuesday – Reason #1: Journey of a Girl
“The seed of goodness is found in the soil of appreciation.” —His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Stanzin Yadol, a Siddhartha School 10th grader, is one of our top students. Last spring, she was selected because of her outstanding academic performance to visit the Bush School in Seattle. While she was not granted a US Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving to all!
4 EASY WAYS you can make a BIG IMPACT on the scholarship fund during the holiday season. 1. SHARE. Share our new film, School from the Dust, with your friends and family. This 15-minute story of the Siddhartha School, from its humble beginning in a rented room to a campus serving 400 children, will inspire anyone who believes Continue reading We’re So Grateful for the Small Things – 2018
Herbal Revolution Farm and Apothecary provides high-quality herbal teas, tonics, and elixirs, all handcrafted in small batches. Herbal Revolution is based in beautiful midcoast Maine, where Kathi Langelier and her team gather wild herbs in a sustainable way from the coast, fields, and forests. Herbal Revolution products are made in small batches to ensure the Continue reading Meet Just a Few of Our Partners Pledging Their Support to SSP This #GivingTuesday.
It’s Children’s Day in India! Today the Siddhartha School joined schools all over India in celebrating Children’s Day, a national holiday to honor the first Indian prime minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, for his birthday and his love for the youngest citizens of the largest, most culturally diverse democracy in the world. We wanted to share Continue reading Happy Children’s Day!
Watch “School from the Dust”, Siddhartha School’s story as told through the eyes of the founder, staff and alumni—focusing on the extraordinary journey from a single-room nursery school in a rented space to its modern campus today, serving over 400 children in grades PreK-10.
Local Heroes Exhibition Premieres in New York City, and the new www.heroexchange.org website goes live! Watch Highlights of the opening with Khen Rinpoche. The art opening of Local Heroes was hosted by the OSMOS Gallery in Soho, New York. The space is owned by the iconic art journalist and editor Continue reading The Hero Project in the Big Apple
A Lovely Exchange: Seattle Students Come to Stok. Siddhartha School welcomed 10 students and two teachers from the Bush School, Seattle, Washington. The students were received warmly with white katak scarfs, a student-written “welcome” poem, and a traditional welcome dance performance. The aim of the students’ visit was a cultural exchange, and it offered an immersive homestay experience for the Continue reading Bush School Students Visit Siddhartha
On May 9th, Heroes Elevate Empathy opened in Pueblo Colorado at the Rawlings Library. The exhibition is an ongoing global art project and featured more than 156 portraits with essays done by students across the globe. The project connects students to the idealist qualities of a leader. The 2018 theme of the project is “Local Heros,” which Continue reading Hero Show Opens in Colorado
The Multipurpose Hall is expected to be ready for the July opening The Khen Rinpoche Lobzang Tsetan Multipurpose Hall now has interior elements and is nearing completion. The Multipurpose Hall will enable indoor performances of debate competition, music classes, drama training, and student art exhibits, and it will allow the Siddhartha community to host events for teachers and the Continue reading We’re on Schedule!
Siddhartha School congratulates Tsewang Chuskit. She will use the funding to expand her health education project for Ladakhi women and girls. Tsewang Chuskit, Siddhartha School graduate and co-founder of New Ladakhi Girls (NLG), was awarded the prestigious Davis Peace Project Fellowship last month. Now in its 12th year, the Projects for Peace program funds undergraduates Continue reading Siddhartha Alumna is Awarded the 2018 Davis Peace Grant!