Thanks to the generosity of Craig Loewenstern of New York City, Manoj received his first month's wages.
In addition to the consistency Manoj brings to the academic program, the little monks appreciate having a teacher who can speak their first language, Nepali. Manoj's ability to easily translate from Nepali to English has helped them better understand the English language and further their studies.
Prior to Manoj, the school relied on the help of international volunteers to teach English classes. Volunteers were often untrained and visited the monastery sporadically throughout the year.
The older monks are busy with puja and New Year celebrations but look forward to resuming their studies when all is finished.
If you'd like to sponsor next month's pay ($70 USD), click here. Your donation is appreciated!