The Benevolent Organisation for Development, Health and Insight is a Non-Governmental Organisation that undertakes sustainable interventions to promote human rights, education, and health amongst disadvantaged people in low-income countries. Their activities are principally in India, Bangladesh and Thailand. Their founding patron is His Holiness the Dalai Lama and they had former projects in Tibet. BODHI, founded in 1989, is one of the first Buddhist-influenced development organisations founded and based in the West. Its two main branches, in the U.S. and in Australia. BODHI's past projects include an adult literacy programs, health clinics, and education, all illustrations of engaged Buddhism. More recently, BODHI has primarily supported works with minority populations in India and Bangladesh, especially of Chakmas and dalits. BODHI offers a framework to altruistic people worldwide who are uncomfortable working in traditional religious or secular organisations. Its advisory board includes: Shelley Anderson, Bob Brown, Mila de Gimeno, John Guillebaud, Maurice King, Christopher Queen, David Rapport, Sulak Sivaraksa, the late Robert Aitken.