(...still under development.)

The Bodhgaya Development Association (BDA) was established in 1992 and is based in Brisbane, Australia.
The BDA  provides long term initiatives to empower the poorest of the poor in the Bodhgaya region.  

It is an incorporated tax-exempt non-profit organisation (2001). We do not currently (as of March 2017) have tax deductibility status but we are in the process of applying for this.   We have an elected committee that operates entirely on a voluntary basis. 100% of funds donated go to the supported projects. Committee members have no particular religious affiliations, and our donor base is as diverse as the groups we sponsor.
Bodhgaya is a place of pilgrimage for people interested in Buddhism as it is where the historical Buddha became enlightened some 2500 years ago. It is in the state of Bihar, India, where resources are scarce and many villages are remote and without services.
The BDA collaborates with the local community by supporting projects that respond to and engage with our main objectives.

The longest supported program is the development, running and expansion of the
Prajna Vihar School

The school provides education for children of the poor, who would otherwise receive no schooling or very low standard of schooling.


Prajna Vihar School Newsletter - 2016

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A Day in the Life of the Prajna Vihar School
Latest video from Tom Riddle,
tells a moving story 
of the days in the lives of the Gomia community and Asha Seva Kendra.
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

Asha Seva Kendra in Gomia

BDA News January - March 2017
Special BDA Fundraising Event
The Doris Day Story fundraiser was a great success.
Thanks to all that attended and supoorted this event. 
A full report will be posted soon.


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