PALO ALTO (KCBS) – The Dalai Lama will be spending some time Wednesday with critically ill children at Ronald McDonald House in Palo Alto. Before that, his Holiness will visit an inner city school in East Palo Alto.

Last year the Dalai Lama visited a San Francisco soup kitchen that feeds the homeless.

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KCBS’ Mike Colgan Reports:

Wednesday, he’ll be speaking to a group of eighth graders from low-income families at Costano Elementary School in East Palo Alto.

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“He’s very fond of he organization that we run because he believes, as we do, that there are a lot of people on this planet who are simply forgotten,” said organizer Tom Nizario with the SF-based group The Forgotten International. “Often they’re impoverished and you see them on the street, but they’re as important as anybody else and we need to spend time with them. So we try to expose his Holiness to some of the people that he ordinarily wouldn’t get to see.

Nizario says students have prepared ten questions to ask the Dalai Lama, including: What do you miss most about Tibet? How was your life as a little boy before the Chinese Government came in and took over that area of the world? What would you like to do most before you pass?

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