Apr 7, 2024

A live online conversation with Tsewang Norbu Lama and host Jhama Lhamo. In Tibetan, with summary in English at beginning and end.

Even now, in the 21st century, there are remote communities around the world that remain accessible only on foot or by small aircraft. One of them is Humla, Nepal, nestled in the Himalayas at the border of the Tibetan Autonomous Region amid breathtaking vistas.

Humla’s population of more than 55,000 has low education levels with little to no access to computers or computer skills, putting residents at high risk for human trafficking and other forms of exploitation. A non-governmental organization (NGO) has launched a new project to bring computer education to the region, enabling residents to gain in-demand skills and sustainable employment without leaving their beloved homeland. In this broadcast, Tibetan Bön-Buddhist practitioner Tsewang Norbu Lama, chair of MS Kundrol Ling, will explain the challenges Humla faces, how the organization’s proposed Humla Computer School has already begun serving the community’s needs through a pilot project, and his dreams for a fully plugged-in future.

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About Humla Computer School

In its pilot program, Humla Computer School offers vocational training in computer science and technology through renowned international universities. It’s a project of Humla-based MS Kundrol Ling, founded in 2020 by H.E. the 7th Kundrol Tulku, Namkha Thinley Wangyal Rinpoche, on the advice of H.H. the 33rd Menri Trizin Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche.


How You Can Help

Your donation to this project can help it reach its goals. Funds will go toward providing students with textbooks and computers and sponsoring teachers’ salaries and facility rent. Click below to donate; in the comment box, enter “Donation for Humla Computer School.”



About the Presenters


Tsewang Norbu Lama is the chairman of Machog Signal Kundrol Ling. Born in Humla into a Buddhist priest family, Tsewang has a background in social work with a major in rural development. He has been working for local and international NGOs for the past 15 years, particularly in child protection and youth empowerment. He is the former country director of the Umbrella Foundation, an Irish NGO working in Nepal. Tsewang is a practitioner in the Tibetan Bön-Buddhist tradition. Visit MS Kundrol Ling Nepal on Facebook


Jhama Lhamo (host), currently a resident student at Long Island University, Brooklyn, is pursuing a master’s degree in public health and biomedical sciences in New York. She completed her high school education at the Tibetan Children’s Village School in Bangalore, South India, and earned her bachelor’s degree from Shoolini University in Himachal Pradesh, India. Additionally, she produced a short documentary film last year spotlighting the Bodhisattvas in Action (BIA) Institute, a non-governmental organization situated in Gokarneshwar, Nepal.