Since the summer there have been some changes in Rigul Trust. Jude Tarrant resigned as a trustee after serving for over seven years, and Margaret Richardson has officially become the Founder of the Trust. Frank Goh, who was also a founding Trustee, and Brigid Shaughnessy agreed to fill the posts of two trustees for the time being.
Now we are happy to welcome Colin Moore and Sarah Delfont as new Trustees in place of Frank and Brigid. I would like to thank Jude, Frank and Brigid for their great contribution towards Rigul Trust and helping so many people through the Trust.
Margaret will continue to work as the Founder, guiding, assisting and helping the trustees. I thank her for her dedication and all out support for Rigul and many other projects. I have no words to thank David Curtis who continues to serve the Trust as a Trustee and has tirelessly worked for it day and night since the beginning. He was also a founding Trustee.
I am very grateful to all of them and all the people who helped, contributed and continue to contribute to Rigul Trust to help educate and give healthcare to the people in one of the most remote corners of Tibet.
I would like to take this opportunity to give my best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche and Rigul Trust have been asked to help a village in very remote Nepal, near the Tibetan border which is now only accessible by helicopter. There are 200 nuns and staff in urgent need of shelter, food and medicines. The monastery and nunnery there have been completely destroyed by the earthquake.
The monsoon rains will be arriving within the next few weeks and there is urgent need to get provisions, tents, sheds, food and medicines to them.
Rigul Trust has a Disaster/Emergency Fund at www.rigultrust.org with a Donate page. Any help you can give then them would be of such great benefit..
Some nuns were buried under the rubble, some were injured and one died. The cost of hiring a helicopter is very expensive and only takes 4 to 5 people to help rebuild their community in this emergency situation.
Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity.
With best wishes and great gratitude on behalf of Ringu Tulku and the trustees at Rigul Trust,
www.rigultrust.org – firstname.lastname@example.org – Tel:+44 (0)23 8046 2926
Patron: Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
UK registered charity no.1124076
We are pleased that we are able to share with you some photos of the fruits of our recent support in Rigul village.
Our patron, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, has forwarded some photographs and says that the school is doing very well.
The people of Rigul send their heartfelt thanks and immense gratitude to everyone who is supporting the school and clinic and the basic sanitation projects.
On behalf of Ringu Tulku and the trustees of Rigul Trust
Thank you for all your support and we wish you all the very best.
Be happy, be joyful, go well,
Margaret and Jude.
Trustees of Rigul Trust
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Francois Henrard has made this delightful video of some of the children and the school when he visited Rigul in October 2013.
We wish to thank everyone for their kind-hearted, ongoing support and generous donations for the children and the school in Rigul, Kham, Tibet. Since the school was built in 2006, many children have benefited from an education, some going on to higher studies and becoming useful members of the community. This progress is even more remarkable knowing that most people in the area for miles around are illiterate. The parents and the community are now witnessing the value and importance of education.
Rigul Trust funds the education of the children, the teachers’ and the cooks’ salaries, the text books and two free, hot school meals a day for all the children.
To make a donation to Rigul school and welfare projects please visit: www.rigultrust.org
Thank you so much for your generosity and kindness.
The traditional Mahakala sacred dances are taking place in Rigul on the last days of the Tibetan Year.
These pictures were taken on February 28th 2014.
We wish to thank everyone for their kind hearted ongoing support and generous donations for the children and the school in Rigul, Kham, Tibet. Since the school was built in 2006, many children have benefited from an education, some going on to higher studies and becoming useful members of the community.
This progress is even more remarkable knowing that most people in the area for miles around are illiterate. The parents and the community are now witnessing the value and importance of education.
Very recently we received news that the government said some of the children had to go to a new government school, whereby many of them would only be able go home for the weekends because of the distance.
Now, at the request of the Rigul parents to the government authorities, 30 of these children will no longer have to go to the government school but continue their education at Rigul school.
Wishing everyone all the very best,
Image – Francois
Francois has arrived safe an sound in Rigul, Tibet. Here he sends a photo of himself and some of the children taken on his safe arrival on Monday 14th October.
Francois has also forwarded this message from Khenpo Senge about the Rigul children:
I want to express my appreciation to all the sponsors and Rigul Tulku Rinpoche for the selfless support, love and care to the Rigul children and in school during all these years! Up to now, we have over 50 children entered the public schools and/or monastery for higher grades studies after studying in the Rigul school. Some of them are even in high school or colleges.
The atmosphere is very good in our hometown, children are learning languages in Chinese, Tibetan, and English; Studying Tibetan culture and Buddhism. People in the villages now all understand the importance of the children getting educated, as children are the hope of the future.
It’s really a wonderful change we can see today, which is exactly in line with the initial intension of establishing the school. We will continue this important work, letting more children receive an education at a young age, help them cultivate good ideology.
Please continuously give us your great support!
[News Update – 20 September 2013]
Corby in Northamptonshire has become the first council in the UK to ‘adopt’ a Tibetan village. On 19 September, Corby Council voted to ‘adopt’ Rigul village in eastern Tibet. Council members now plan to raise funds for health and education projects in Rigul, as well as highlighting the human and civil rights issues affecting the people of Tibet. Continue reading
Rigul, Kham, Tibet, Ringu Tulku’s birthplace, may become the first Tibetan village to be adopted by a UK town. Here is a report from the Tibet Society of a meeting in Corby on the 11th September, that Margaret Richardson, trustee of Rigul Trust, attended and gave a presentation of how Rigul Trust helps in Tibet.
Corby in Northamptonshire could become the first council in the UK to ‘adopt’ a Tibetan village. Tibet Society have supported the plans which will help to highlight the human and civil rights issues in Tibet. The council will vote on the motion on Thursday 19 September.
The motion, proposed by the Jean Addison, Deputy Leader of Corby Council, proposes the ‘adoption’ of the remote village of Rigul in Kham (now incorporated into Sichuan province). The initiative is similar to twinning, however this process requires no funding nor does it require the involvement of the Chinese government. Continue reading