Shirley Blair, director of SMD Boarding School in Nepal, met twice with interested people in Vancouver, showing her new slide show of the school and updating everyone on life at SMD. Two supporters opened their home for a private presentation to 30 friends. A wonderful dinner was offered followed by the slide show and Q&A. Many questions about plans to move the school to a safer, cleaner location and about life for SMDers after graduation were answered. Look for the full update in the next VVF newsletter. Shirley with FOUR SMD students who study in BC, Pasang on left (SFU), Nangsal (QUEST), Tashi in white (QUEST) and Phur Tenzin behind her (SFU) at the monastery in Richmond, BC.
VVF is Thrangu Rinpoche's Canadian foundation. Vajra Vidya Foundation
is the fundraising organization for
Namo Buddha Foundation, a registered Canadian charitable organization
founded by Thrangu Rinpoche to
undertake charitable projects.