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Kopan Nunnery: Current Struggles

A larger prayer hall

The current prayer hall was built for 200 nuns. Many nuns make do with the lack of space and recite their daily prayers outside the prayer hall. One can only imagine when experiencing bad weather.

With your help, the new prayer hall will be able to sit 1,000 nuns comfortably.

 

More rooms to house the orphaned

There is currently a total of about 100 rooms for 400 nuns. These rooms were meant for twin sharing but due to the number, some rooms have to house up to 7 to 9 nuns.

The temporary cement room for instance is a temporary structure built to house the cement for the new prayer hall is now used to house 40 nuns.

There is little privacy and when someone becomes ill, the sickness is spread very easily and affects everyone.

Lack of classrooms

Due to limited classrooms space, the nuns have to use any space available such as the garage, or sit outside the classrooms on the roof and also the cloth hanging area for their studies.

 

More dining room space to eat

The current dining room space will need to be extended to cater for 1,000 nuns. The current capacity fits only 200 nuns, half of them currently eat on the floor outside the dining room.

 

More dining room space to eat

The current dining room space will need to be extended to cater for 1,000 nuns. The current capacity fits only 200 nuns, half of them currently eat on the floor outside the dining room.