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Bodhgaya  Development  Association

The members of the BDA would like to extend many thanks for the support received for our projects in the Bodhgaya area.

◊ Our work began in Bodhgaya in 1993 in a small tent offering basic education to underprivileged children who otherwise had  no access to education.  ◊ From these simple beginnings the Prajna Vihar School now educates 500 children in two solid, two-storey brick buildings with sixteen staff.  The cost to educate one child per annum is approximately A$90.  
◊ The school has no religious agenda – Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist and Christian teachers  and students work together for the common goal of providing and receiving an education.
◊ Whilst the school is our main project, we support various other community enrichment programs such as:
* Medical aid to poor communities
* Rural schools
* Micro financing for women’s groups
* Skill training for impoverished villages
* TB and Health Clinics


If you would like further information please refer  to our web page and Facebook posts.
The BDA (incorporated since 2001) is a completely voluntary organisation that self-funds its running costs enabling 100% of your donation to go directly  to those in need.  

More about the BDA  &   Supported Projects

Community Recognition
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Kerstin receives award from Di Farmer

At a small workplace ceremony on Friday 23 June 2017, State MP Di Farmer presented Kerstin Liebchen-Meades with a Bulimba Electorate inaugural Queensland Day Award Nomination Certificate.  As well as Queensland Education language curriculum staff, the event was attended by executive members of the Bodhgaya Development Association.   
(Complete Story;
click)
In a short speech Di Farmer told the gathering her Queensland Day awards had uncovered a voluntary community of extraordinary diversity, dedication and energy which she had only previously been vaguely aware of.  It had made her very proud to be the member for Bulimba.  Her office had received over a hundred nominations which had been evaluated by an independent committee.  Every nominee had been awarded a certificate signed by her and the Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, where possible in a public ceremony, as a way of honouring their particular contribution.

BDA News January - March 2017
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BDA Our News Jan - March 2017
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Prajna Vihar School Newsletter - 2016

Latest video from Tom Riddle,
tells a moving story of the days in the lives of the Gomia community and Asha Seva Kendra.
A
small organization dedicated to helping the poorest of the poor in a remote area of Jharkand State near Gomia. They run a small heath care clinic and have education and other programs to help improve life for the people there.

More information on Asha Seva Kendra

Raffle is Drawn
A big and heartfelt THANK YOU to all supporters who bought (and sold) raffle tickets! We managed to sell a record number of raffle tickets over the past few months since 'launching' the sale at our recent fundraiser event at the
Twelfth Night Theater for the Doris Day Show.
The winning tickets were drawn yesterday afternoon at 2pm on the premises of the Department of Education and Training C2C building in Coorparoo with 7 witnesses present.
The two winning tickets were Black B 35 and Black E 10. Congratulations to Claire B. and Beate P. who have chosen the beautiful precious stone mala and a single malt Scotch whisky respectively.
All monies raised fund the various projects the Bodhgaya Development Association  supports.

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Claire B. receives her mala.

A Day in the Life of the Prajna Vihar School

Past and present Students and Parents of Prajna Vihar School
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Bodhgaya Development Association Inc       147 Richmond Road    Morningside   Australia    Q4170