Ladakh Nuns Association, Proposal for the Training on Tibetan Medicine
Duration: 3 year Total no. of 6 students
There are about 2000 nuns and total number of 28 Nunneries in Ladakh. Among them only 13 nunneries that are functional. Most nuns have not been to school and thus do not have any information or knowledge taught in formal education. Many nuns, either in a nunnery or at home, are living in very poor conditions, despite working hard. The knowledge about basic healthcare and traditional medicine is important for their healthy future.The Ladakh Nuns Association (LNA) was established in 1997. Since then, Dr. Palmo, who is also a Tibetan traditional doctor, had trained 9 nuns on Tibetan medicine. The courses were received well by the nuns.
Since last seven year we are running two clinic in Leh. The public response are very good towards the nuns help. Nuns contribution toward the mental health as well as on the physical health really helped many people in our Communities. Therefore its in great need to train more nuns as qualified Tibetan Doctor under the care of Ladakh Nuns Association.
LNA, therefore, wants to continue these activities and envisions that in the future, after a series of health related training programs and support, the nuns will use the knowledge to take care of themselves, and community members.
- To train selected nuns in traditional Tibetan medicine, modern basic healthcare and hygiene.
- To produce a booklet on basic modern healthcare and hygiene for the nuns.
LNA recruited 6 nuns to train in traditional medical training. The training had started last year the Month of May 2015. The six students already completed their exams last year. They are now in the 2nd year. We are very thankful to Dr.Cornelia Mallebrein,Germany. They has started with the help of her friends from Germany and Switzerland (www.ashakiran.de and DIG-Bodensee.com). We all the nuns are very grateful to all the sponsors and donors for their very kind financial support.