Buddhist monasteries are the centre of both religious practice and education study for the large number of Tibetans living in Nepal. It is believed that Tibetan monks and nunnery students are amongst the few who receive a balanced education of both the traditional and modern education. Basically being a monastic center, the monks learn traditional monastic debate, logic, text-memorization and classical Tibetan Calligraphy as a priority in its curriculum. The monks are also taught modern reading and writing including Tibetan and Nepali, and English, which is of growing importance in the wider world.
Education for Tibetan children is a high priority and the biggest challenge for them.Many students come from such remote regions and extreme poverty, however, that they have no access to education of any kind back home. Their parents often can’t afford to send their children to school even if a school exists in their village. The monasteries provide an opportunity to preserve and impart the precious Tibetan Heritage of quality and sacred monastic education of Buddha along with modern education.
The monk and nunnery students at the monasteries are given the facilities of boarding, food, stationery, medicine, and opportunities to grow and other important needs apart from the education itself, free of cost. The students receive no financial contributions or subsidy from the Nepalese government; the education costs are met by voluntary donations.