Antahkarana Society International*
Architecture for Tibet
Care Himalayan Region*
Educational Support Tibet
Friends of Manjushree Vidyapith School and Orphanage (FMVSO)*
Friends of Tibetan Women's Association
Jatson Chumig School
Jigme Gyaltsen Welfare School
The Joru Foundation
The Nagajuna Trust
Opportunity Kham Foundation*
Pende Targye Vocational Technical Welfare School
Pestalozzi Overseas Children's Trust
Sakya College Library Project
Sherpa Education Fund
Swedish-Tibetan Society for School and Culture*
Antahkarana Society International, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was formed to give aid and assistance to Tibetan children in the remote and rugged Himalayan regions of Nepal. Antahkarana is helping the people of this region three ways...providing schools, providing leadership training and developing cultural-tourism to boost the local economy to sustain village life. You can help by sponsoring a Tibetan child, donating to our Youth Hostel Project or donating to our Women's Literacy Program.
Please give generously to this Heart in Tibet Member Organization.
Architecture for Tibet is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Tibetans living in exile in impoverished regions of Arunachal Pradesh, NE India. We design, fund and construct buildings that respect and enhance the natural and cultural qualities of these regions, and create places of well-being and self-improvement. We are focused on the well-being and education of Tibetan children. Towards that end, we create sound environments for these children to learn in, so they can go out into the world with real hope of Tibet's cultural continuation.
Care Himalayan Region's mission is to improve the living conditions of the local population, to support community development and new income activities, develop sponsorship activities for education and to improve the education level and literacy in this remote area.
Inspired by the ideals and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi, Child Haven International is a registered charity founded in 1985. We assist children and women in 4 countries, who are in need of food, education, health care, shelter and clothing, emotional and moral support. Our homes accept children who are disabled, parentless, or from socially disadvantaged situations. Child Haven International helps financially with a school (120 children) and an orphanage in Tibet.
Educational Support Tibet (EST) is a non-profit organization, that offers Tibetan refugees opportunities for a professional education. ES-Tibet promotes the independency of Tibetans with professional and personl training and thus makes an important contribution to the preservation and development of the traditional Tibetan culture.
The name of our orphanage is Manjushree Vidyapith Orphanage. Founded in October, 1998 with an obvious and distinct intention of serving the deprived and disadvantaged children of the society irrespective of religion, caste, community, tribe, gender, etc. At present the orphanage is home to 108 children, 80 orphans, 18 destitute and 10 physically disabled. Manjushree Orphanage provides schooling through grade 5 after which the children go to a day school. We hope, with our vision of making these children perfect citizens of this world which will pay greater dividends in the form of universal peace, harmony, brotherhood and sisterhood.
Friends of Tibetan Women's Association (FOTWA)/ Art Refuge, is a nonprofit educational organization. Its mission is to aid refugee, impoverished and/or orphaned children through art, social sponsorship and cross cultural programs. Through projects such as the Art Refuge program, FOTWA encourages creative spirits to soar and, through the international language of art, spread the stories of children and promote cultural understanding. FOTWA is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
Jamyang Foundation supports innovative education projects for indigenous girls and women in two of the neediest and most remote parts of the world: the Indian Himalayas and the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh. These projects foster women's learning in ways that are harmonious with their unique Buddhist cultural backgrounds. In the Himalayas, there are currently 12 Jamyang Foundation study programs; 9 in Ladakh, 2 in Spiti, and 1 in Kinnaur. In the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh, Jamyang Foundation has founded 3 primary schools for Marma tribal girls. Two pioneering projects in Dharamsala are now self-sufficient, fulfilling Jamyang Foundation's mission of empowering women and creating sustainable communities run by women themselves.
The Jatson Chumig Welfare Special School in Lhasa, Tibet, is a non-profit, NGO, charitable institution run by Tibetans for handicapped, orphaned and destitute children of Tibet. Since our founding in 1993, the school has been providing these children with a supportive, nurturing home (housing, food and clothes) and a basic education of six years. We also provide vocational job training, as well as entrance into middle school, high school and the university. It is our goal to give these children a future where there otherwise would not be one.
At the heart of the work that Joru Foundation does is the belief that all people have something to offer the world. We believe that education is the most crucial tool that one must be equipped with in order to be able to thrive and accomplish their goals. Our work focuses on a school in the Golok region called Sengdruk Taktse School. Joru Foundation also is building a traditional Tibetan medical college, helping fund a home for the elderly and is involved in promoting projects aimed at educating Tibetans about environmental conservation. Joru Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization.
The mission of Munsel Foundation is to gently and skillfully assist beings all over the world. Munsel, in Tibetan, means to dispel darkness. Munsel Foundation has been an active participant in the development of the Munsel School Project since January, 2006. The Munsel Foundation operated a home for 30 children and an adult education program in Yushu (Jyekundo) town in eastern Tibet. On April 14, 2010 a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck Yushu. Five Munsel children died in the quake. The home and adult education program were destroyed. Munsel is attempting to rebuild while the students live and attend classes in tents.
In 2004 a group from the U.K. set up The Nagajuna Trust, which aims to raise money to support the Nagajuna School in Pokhara, Nepal. Founded in 2000, by Yeshi Gyaltsen, the school educates poor and orphaned children from the Mustang region in Nepal. The Trust is currently raising money to build a new school building.
The Opportunity Kham Foundation is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, non-political organization dedicated to providing well-baby medical care, community health programs and educational programs to the younger of our precious target base. For adults we offer basic education and vocational skills training and community health training. At present we focus our efforts to the Tibetan nomad community of Nangchen County, Kham (eastern Tibet).
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Pende Targye Vocational Welfare School hopes to create a place devoted to the learning and appreciation of Tibetan art for all those who care for Tibet and its artistic traditions. In founding this welfare school, Pende Targye hopes to help the many indigent and homeless children who suffer from unemployment and illiteracy, and at the same time do what they can for the conservation of Tibetan artistic traditions. At this school, students learn not only craftmanship, but also study culture and ethics.
Address: GongShanglian Xiaoqo, Zha Ji Xu Lu (Zha Ji West Road), Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, 850000, P.R. China
Pestalozzi World provides a practical secondary education for bright children from very poor backgrounds (2 girls to 1 boy) in Asia and Africa so that they can go on to make a contribution to their communities as they grow up. For the children we select, the alternative to school is often working, sometimes in foul conditions, to help their families survive or early marriage and motherhood for girls. Educating Tibetans in Exile: we are currently educating 48 Tibetans at the Pestalozzi Asian Village in Dehradun, drawn from communities all over India.
Sakya College's current library, with more than 4,000 volumes in the Tibetan language and 1,500 in other languages, houses one of the best Sakya research libraries in the world. But even this significant collection must be upgraded and more fully developed to meet the needs of today's students and scholars. We believe that a new, comprehensive library facility will provide immeasurable benefit to students, teachers, and visiting scholars at Sakya College. This library will be dedicated to the memory of the College's late principal, Khenpo Migmar Tsering.
The Sherpa Education Fund (SEF) finances a first-class education for a group of Sherpa students who hearken from the rural, mountainous areas that surround Mt. Everest in Nepal. It is the hope of the Sherpa Education Fund and its sponsors that through education, these students will enhance their communities by sharing knowledge and generating resources in the future.
The Swedish-Tibetan Society for School and Culture was founded in 1988. The main purpose of the society was to build and operate a boarding school in the village of Katsel in Tibet and to create cultural ties between Sweden and Tibet. Today, many years and projects later, the society has 13,000 children in 108 schools. Because these children need our help in order to afford to attend school, our sponsorship program is one of our major activities.
The Tadra Project was brought into being by Tibetan and German friends at the end of 1995. We are a small dedicated group that has been working together on a voluntary basis for decades and has already carried out similar projects in Northern India. Our aim is to provide orphans and abandoned children in Tibet with a home and sound vocational training until they are able to support themselves. Tadra is a registered charity in Germany.
The Tibetan Children's Education Center (TCEC) is a not-for-profit charitable trust based at Gankyi, Dharamsala, India. Our mission is to sustain Tibetan culture and identity by educating young Tibetans in exile. Culture and language are what really define national identity. We struggle for the existence of our unique Tibetan culture and language. Our focus is teaching Tibetan culture, religion, philosophy, language, as well as, a modern curriculum.
The Tibetan Children's Education Foundation is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1995, dedicated to preservation of Tibetan culture by supporting Tibetan schools and school children-in-exile from their homeland. The focus of TCEF's efforts to date has been Kyitsel-ling Tibetan Children's Education Center, located in north India. We have provided most of the funds necessary to build Kyitsel-ling and provided scholarships for many needy Tibetan children there. Our future goal is to take us beyond Kyitsel-ling, to provide support and scholarships to Tibetans elsewhere in India, Nepal and the USA.
The work of the Department of Education/Tibetan Children's Educational and Welfare Fund (TCEWF) is largely dependent on the generosity of organizations and individuals. Your support and contribution to the TCEWF programs can greatly help in providing quality education needy Tibetan children, many of who have come all the way from Tibet risking even their lives while crossing Himalayan mountain passes. You can become a sponsor of any of our projects by sending TCEWF a contribution and specifying which project you are supporting. TCEWF will ensure the money is used for the earmarked project, and will send you a receipt and a than you letter.
From its humble beginning 49 years ago, Tibetan Children's Village has today become a thriving, integrated educational community for destitute Tibetan children in exile, as well as for hundreds of those escaping from Tibet every year. It has established branches in India extending from Ladakh in the north, to Bylakuppe in the south, with over 16,726 children under its care. The mission of TCV is to ensure that all Tibetan children under its care receive a sound education, a firm cultural identity and become self-reliant and contributing members of the Tibetan community and the world at large.
Tibettech.org is a 501(c)(3) non-profit which develops programs to advance technology in the Tibetan refugee community for sustainability in exile and documentation and preservation of the fragile Tibetan culture.
The US Tibetan Society for School and Culture was founded in 1988 to support the work of our sister organization, The Swedish-Tibetan Society for School and Culture. The first project was to build and maintain a school in the village of Katsel, Tibet. Today the project helps support 108 schools and over 13,000 children across rural Tibet. By building, operating, and/or providing other needed support to these schools, the project provides basic education to the children inside Tibet and helps preserve its unique and threatened culture.