To ensure the Gompa is fully functional, we have been working on plans for a toilet and shower block. This is a complex mission and at this stage we have quotes for the parts that need specialists such as a ‘lock up shell’ building, waste water system, plumbing and drain laying. The Sangha will do the finishing the rest as we are doing with the Gompa.
At the same time we have been fundraising for this project because even through its a small building it’s quite expensive – around $NZ120,000. We’ve had many generous local and international donors and have applied to charities funding organisations to help get enough money to finish this work. We hope this building will be finished by the time Lama Ole visits in 2018.