Delek Children's Foundation

About Founder

Ven. Thupten Donyo
Ven. Thupten Donyo

Ven. Thupten Donyo dedicated for the Himalayan children's education and their healthcare. Our mission is to educate the Himalayan children giving them the opportunity to go to High School and College, and raise their own children with education and eventually help their own communities. Educating these children, giving them the proper nutrition and tools to develop into productive adults, have a better future and continue the cycle for future generations while saving the traditions and culture of the Himalayan people.

Ven. Thupten Donyo is hoping to sponsor many Himalayan children through High School and College. The children in the Himalayan region are only schooled through the 8th grade. After the basic schooling many of the parents can't afford to send their children away from home for boarding School or College. Therefore, Ven. Donyo decided to help these underprivileged Himalayan children who need help with 4 years in High School and 4 years in College. The Foundation also aims to sponsor Tibetan students from Northern California who are pursuing their higher level education.

Ven. Donyo has dedicated 15 years of his life in the Monastery in Dharamsala India, then 8 years in Australia studying English with the intent of creating a place for people who can practice Tibetan Buddhism and develop positive thoughts through meditation and prayers. Most importantly keep the endangered Tibetan culture alive for future generations.

The Gyuto Foundation was founded by Ven. Donyo formally known as Gyuto Vajrayana Center founded in 2000 in San Jose, later the Center relocated in the East Richmond Heights, CA. where Tibetan seniors and new refugees have a place to congregate, practice traditional Buddhist teachings. The Foundation is run by the monks with the help of some volunteers.

Since 1997 Venerable Thupten Donyo has dedicated his time and energy to establish a Dharma Center in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ven. Donyo is very pleased and proud to say, through the support of many members over the years, The Gyuto Foundation was established and is successful and is able to stand on its' own. Over the years we have provided many teachings to members of the community. We were also able to host His Holiness the Dalai Lama twice and taught to over 11,000 people in San Jose in 2010 and San Francisco in 2007. He has accomplished all of this and he recently handed over The Gyuto Foundation to his parent Monastery in India, so that he can focus more on helping those poor children in the Himalaya for their education.

Ven. Thupten Donyo said he will work hard towards helping the children of the Himalayas and offer scholarship for hundreds of underprivileged children of the Himalaya. He started sponsoring Himalayan Children through High School and College in 2010 and in 2017 three students graduated from nursing College. From now on Ven. Donyo will visit the areas once a year to make sure that these children are in School and college and have proper education. Donyo has already sponsored 26 Himalayan Children with school and would like to continue to help more. Each children requires 8 years sponsorship to complete their education through High School and College and we are requesting all of our friends to help these Himalayan Children for their education. We also provide scholarships to children who are not good in studies and wish to pursue vocational course so that they can get at job. Meanwhile, Ven. Donyo will be leading Charity Tours to Asia every year to raise funds for the foundation.

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