BIA (Bodhisattvas In Action) Foundation
In Sanskrit, the meaning of Bodhisattva is an enlightened being but traditionally a Bodhisattva is anyone motivated by great compassion. Bodhisattva in Action (BIA) is a social non-government organization founded by Chogyal Rinpoche with the pure objective of helping the people with disabilities and the underprivileged people. Registered under the government of Nepal, BIA was established on August 27, 2014 continuously striving towards expanding our works in the disability sector by creating employment opportunities through harmonious communities for such people.
BIA firmly believes that there is nothing people with disabilities cannot do if they have the will and proper support provided to them. We provide handicraft trainings to around 150 people with disabilities through which they can learn the skills they want without having to pay for the training. About 50 people, whose houses are out of valley, are provided hostel facility including both accommodation and food without any fees charged.
We currently have 13 projects under which the students learn various handicraft skills. Thangka Institute, Applique Thangka Institute, Incense Institute, Tailoring Institute, Dhaka Institute, Carpet Institute, Bamboo Institute, Mala Institute, Statue Institute, Wood Carving Institute, Ritual Object Institute, Organic Farming and Art Therapy Class are the projects we have so far. We hope to achieve continuous growth and development through the efforts of creating sustainable projects to support the people with disabilities.
Vision: BIA supports ideas of taking actions to help those in need while at the same time set up the trend of doing something for others.
Mission: We seek to transform the world starting one person at a time! By fabricating projects with the aim to transform consciousness, we inspire all to act through loving compassion and create the most beautiful world imaginable.
Goal: Our ultimate goal extends beyond the provision of initial support to generate employment opportunities for the disabled in the society. We aspire to continuous growth (working nationally and internationally) creating sustainable projects for all disabled people throughout the country.