Controle bestedingen 2011

Namens het bestuur van het Gesar Fund is Nyima Kunga op 18 juli afgereisd naar de Kham en Golok regio in Tibet om te verifiëren of het geld dat door het Gesar Fund gestuurd is goed is en wordt besteed.


Update 18-07-2011

De aardbeving van april 2010 is al weer een ruim jaar geleden en daar het Gesar Fund directe contacten heeft met bewoners in Kham, kon ook snel geld worden gezonden waarmee de eerste behoeften werden geledigd. Denk hierbij aan basis voedsel (o.m tsampa) en dekens.

 

Vanwege de aardbevingen heeft de Chinese overheid vele artsen naar het getroffen gebied gestuurd, maar dat had wel tot gevolg dat het bestrijden van de (open)TBC gefinancierd door het Gesar Fund wel tijdelijk stil is gelegd.

 

Het hepatitis project is echter wel doorgegaan . Het Gesar Fund heeft 6000 tests gekocht en een groot deel daarvan is reeds bij lokale bewoners en nomaden uitgevoerd.

 

In 2011, een jaar na de allesverwoestende aardbeving, was er tijdens de reis van Nyima helaas geen contact mogelijk en konden we behalve de aankondiging geen updates plaatsen. Gelukkig gaf Nyima na terugkomst een uitgebreid interview met het Shambhala Magazine waarvan hieronder verslag.

 

10-09-2011

Op 4 september 2011 plaatste het Shambhala Magazine een interview met Nyima Kunga over het Family to Family project.

 

Indien het interview niet meer op de website van Shambhala Magazine staat, kunt u hieronder de tekst lezen.

 

Nyima Kunga, from Chindu, Tibet, is a board member of the Gesar Fund. Each year in the summer he, his wife and son travel to Tibet, not only to reunite with family, but also to check on whether the Gesar Fund donations are being spent properly. In this interview, Nyima tells us how he became involved with the Gesar Fund. “I think it is Karma, really,” he says. He also explains how he personally experiences being back in his poverty-stricken homeland with the multitude of health problems, illiteracy and devastation since the April 2010 earthquake.

 

“I met Anna, the daughter of Gesar Fund founders Ineke and Acharya Han de Wit, even before the Gesar Fund existed. She was working for the Surmang Foundation as a volunteer in a clinic in Surmang. I worked there too as a Tibetan interpreter. We got married and went to live in Xining (China, ed.). But that was too much of a city life: we lived there one year, but hardly spoke to our neighbors. So we decided to live in Holland, and that was some five years ago. But to return to the Gesar Fund: I did not know Ineke was Anna’s mother when she approached me to work for the Gesar Fund. It was a strange coincidence. I think it is Karma, really.

 

“This year we went to Kham in July, in the middle of the raining season. We were there for about four weeks. Amongst others, I went to Khanda to check what food had arrived, what the status of the construction of new houses was, as well as going for a few days along with the doctors who take care of the Gesar Fund hepatitis project. Regularly, when possible, I phoned Ineke and Han with updates and they were posted on our Gesar Fund website and our Facebook Page.

 

“Many people ask me what the personal impact is in returning to my homeland which they know is so poverty stricken and has so many medical problems. To them my answer is often surprising: ‘Poverty is not important.’ By this I mean that sharing a happy life is what is truly important. Really, when I go back I hardly think about poverty, it doesn’t even go through my mind. Anna and I currently live in an apartment in Holland, and in comparison to my parents’ house it is ‘wonderful perfect’. It is warm and there is a not-leaking roof. When you live in Tibet and the roof is leaking, it might be a discomfort, but more important are the people you live together with under that leaking roof!

 

“The Gesar Fund is very important in doing good things, but for me it is more important that we are learning good things. For example, during my trip in Tibet I worry a lot: I have to do a lot of things, go here, go there, talk here with officials, talk there with officials, and worry if all our plans and ideas will work out. But when I see the results, I feel this work is an opportunity in my life from which I can learn. It is like meditation in action. I see this in a direct relationship to the people who donate money to our foundation: they do make a difference and they also perform meditation in action by donating.

 

“As far as I know from the people who donate to the Gesar Fund, some 90% are related to the Shambhala community, and they donate a lot. But they have never been in Tibet, of course. Their only connection is via their teacher who was born there. What they apparently learned from his teachings is compassion and a sense of sharing. I think Shambhalians have a lot to share. That is different, and it does make a difference. When, for example, I talk to another group of people about one of the projects we do, they think and say, ‘Well, this, and that, and is it really going to happen?’ They are confused. It is my experience that people connected to Shambhala experience the same feelings as I do when I see the devastation of the earthquake, or the people living in tents, or the monks receiving the vaccination. I call this this sharing a ‘Beautiful Mind’. And I see so much power in it. It is so positive: the Beautiful Mind is so rich!”

 

 

 

Gesar Fund Projecten

Controle bestedingen

 

Hieronder vindt de links naar de Controle Bestedingen van afgelopen jaren. Elke reeks bestaat uit een zestal berichten rechtstreeks ontvangen uit Kham.

 

   *     Controle bestedingen 2015

   *     Controle bestedingen 2014

   *     Controle bestedingen 2013

 

   *     Controle bestedingen 2012

   *     Controle bestedingen 2011