The next phase of the Kifubon donation project hopes to deliver 8700 of the illustrated books to orphanages and educational facilities around the world across all continents. That will lead to a grand total of 10,000 copies donated globally.
In the age we live in with so much negativity and anger, we at Bunya feel that Prem’s message has an important role to play in helping humanity find a way forward.
Here is a letter Bunya received from an orphanage
“We would like to express our sincere thanks for sending Splitting the Arrow to our orphanage. We currently care for 52 children and young adults between the ages of 1~18. Upon reading this wonderful book all the staff were agreed, that this was an ideal book to help nurture positive growth within the children and indeed amongst the staff as well.
We read sections of the book before bed and each child has their own favourite story. The hedgehog character is also a big hit with the kids. Many nights the kids themselves will take Splitting the Arrow from the shelf and demand that we read it to them.
All of us at our orphanage hope that Prem’s message about the importance of having a peaceful heart will spread and be known by all the people of the world.
Please send Prem sincere thanks from all of the staff and children at the Enpukuji orphanage.”
Bunya recently received this picture of two of the children receiving their copy of The Pot with the Hole.