Now, a groundbreaking project is entering this closed-off world. A child protection framework is being set up within the monastic school system. Designed and funded by Unicef Bhutan, it aims to instil the concept of child rights into the monastic orders and, more practically, provide children in the monasteries with a way of reporting violence, neglect, mistreatment or abuse. It aims to forge links between the monastic orders, the police and state child welfare services.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-develo ... ic-schools
This is a really good idea.
I've heard stories from monks who grew up in the old days. I imagine much of Bhutan really isn't so different from what they went through.
I wonder if this might be implemented elsewhere in Asia?