BIA Projects

thangka

BIA Thangka Institute Chabahil, Nepal

This BIA project is run by the thangka painting teacher Ngawang Chhiri Sherpa. In this institute wheelchair users suffering from spinal injuries are learning how to paint thangkas, traditional buddhist paintings. Read more >>

appliqueThangka
There are a total of nine students in the BIA Applique Thangka Art project. The teacher, Rabin Diyali, has more than a decade of training experience in this type of thangka, claimed to be one of the most sacred types of thangka in the Buddhist religion.  Read more >>
Located on the premises of the BIA office at Jorpati, the Tailoring Institute is a work station for people in wheelchairs and other types of disabilities. Engagements here include training in different stitching techniques and making decorative items. Read more >>
statues
Buddhist statues are important items for practitioners…
pashmina
This branch of the BIA Foundation is also located on the premises of the BIA office in Jorpati. At the BIA Pashmina Institute there are currently four disabled people learning to make different pashmina products.
farming
The BIA organic farm is spread across eight ropanis (ca. half an acre) of land in a serene place called Sankhu. Realizing on the one hand the need and importance of furthering sustainable agriculture in Nepal… Read more >>
cellphones
Through the activities of this project, located at Narayan Taar, Jorpati, we intend to raise the standard of living of the disabled people whom we employ, by developing their technical skills and helping them to stand on their own. Read more >>
As you enter the hall of BIA Bamboo Institute, the first thing that catches your attention is the sight of disabled people eagerly engaged in making bamboo handicraft. You suddenly realize that they in fact are not disabled but differently abled. Be it Nar Bahadur Rai, aged 60, who is blind Read more >>

More than just spreading aromatic fragrance, incense has a lot to do with our prayer and worship. Moreover, incense has a therapeutic effect. An assortment of fragrant incense is available in the market to suit every mood. At BIA Incense Institute, people with different forms of disabilities prepare organic incense. Read more >>
 
 
A mala is a strand of beads, traditionally used for counting during mantra meditations,. Malas can consist of 108 beads, 54 beads, 27 beads, 21 or 19 beads. Malas have been used since at least the 10th century as a meditation aid. Read more >>
 
 
BIA Carpet Institute is the youngest Handicraft institute established at BIA foundation as its 11th project on 24th June, 2016. This institutes basically focused to those underprivileged women’s who want to earn their life by their hard work and dedication. Read more >>