Background: On 1996 when Ani Choying Drolma started to participate into concerts and festivals, she got aware of the fact that it is generating good revenue. With that generated revenue Ani Choying Drolma took up the courage to full fill her dreams. She always wished to see nuns having better opportunities to study.
With a motto of selfless service followed compassion in her heart, Ani Choying Drolma took her first step by providing residential school for 7 nuns and established Arya Tara School (ATS), in 2000 under NWF. ATS is a free boarding school which combines traditional Buddhist studies with modern education for nuns. It has been a home to almost 300 young girls till now from Nepal, and India. The nuns range in age from 5 to 27 years. Besides a regular activity our curriculum has a combination of modern and traditional Buddhist education like Tibetan Grammar, Buddhist Philosophy, English, Nepali, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Computing; Environment Population and health (EPH). In addition to these compulsory subjects, ATS also provides extra curriculum such as Music, Dance and Thangka Painting to reach to their full potential.
The Nuns at Arya Tara School study until 10th grade in the school itself and after completion of schooling, the nuns are supported with the necessary tools and resource to further their studies and fulfill their ambitions. During this transition we stands beside them, offering financial and emotional support where necessary.
- To Provide the nuns with high quality, secular education along with thorough traditional buddhist knowledge.
- To encourage nuns to be actively involved in social welfare and social issues.
- To encourage nuns to study and take up certain occupations or skills to contribute to social welfare and the needy.