On our appeal Ms. Monica Thaddey of Switzerland responded very generously to donate for the hostel building in the memory of her late sister Carla Thaddey. The construction of the building started in March 2000 and was completed and inaugurated on 9th March 2001 on the occasion of the 80th birthday of Venerable Acharya Buddharakkhita. Since it is built in the memory of Carla Thaddey the name of the hostel building is Carla Students Home.
Now, there are 160 children staying in the Carla Students Home hailing from different parts of India. And there is a monk and six wardens to look after their well-being apart from 12 other staff. The main emphasis is to give character building Moral education. The students get up early in the morning do Puja and meditation and in the evening again they have chanting and meditation. During vacation they have intensive Dhamma class and meditation courses.
They also learn many handicrafts such as drawing, painting, cooking, gardening, music etc. This gives great confidence in the children.