Sponsor a Child and Save a Nation
Sponsoring a Tibetan refugee means helping the poor Tibetan parents enroll their children into Tibetan schools in India and directly help our school administration to provide daily food, tuition fees, school uniforms and most of all text books and stationeries for their basic education.
We assure you that the children who are in the sponsorship programmes are carefully chosen candidates by the settlement officers from the lot of poorest of poor and the most needy member of the society. Once in the schools, after a proper individual background study, the sponsorship funds provided by you are allocated and send to the child through various schools. As per rules, each child gets one sponsor and ideally each sponsor would like to commit themselves to assists the selected child unto their high school education.
Our aims & objectives:1. Provide universal basic education for all2. Instill & imbibe Tibetan culture & identity3. Become responsible human based on principle of universal responsibility
Hundreds of Refugee Children Need Your Assistance
In 1959, following the Chinese invasion of Tibet, over 80,000 Tibetans had to flee their homeland along with His Holiness the Dalai Lama into exile mainly in the neighboring countries of India, Nepal and Bhutan. There are over 150,000 Tibetans living in exile today. The continuous suppression and occupation of Tibet has caused a steady flow of Tibetan refugees even today. Many of these people are in need of immediate humanitarian and rehabilitation aids, let alone have the means to provide education for their children, thus the need for this appeal for your help. Our sojourn in exile may be prolonged as a mutual solution is nowhere in sight. Without proper education and skills, the lives in exile are going to be hard and treacherous. The education is only our hope and it is also our end and means to protect our culture and survive to sustain our freedom moments in exile. Your help is therefore essential and need of the hour.
How can you remain connected with the child you sponsor?
Each sponsor will receive bi-annual academic reports on the progress of the student along with necessary painting, photographic documentations. We can also facilitate, if any sponsor who would like to communicate directly with the child through letters, email etc. We have observed such communications often help develop inter personal relations and academic development also. Otherwise we are always available to assist you should you need any particular information and have any special enquiries.
Tibetan education infrastructure & costs: With over years of hard works and benevolent leadership, we have today over 76 different schools located all over India & Nepal with over 24,000 enrolled students. And, there are 1693 teachers and 654 staff. Despite all difficulties, serious attempts have been made to build schools in every nook and corner of India & Nepal where Tibetans are living in scattered communities for easy access to this basic need and right. The school administration has to collect grants, donations and sponsorship funds over crores of rupees each year to run these schools.
How is the annual cost for a sponsored Child accounted for? As per minimum real cost of living within a school premise, we would like to request every sponsor to donate US$ 30 per month per child (One time annual donation of US$ 360) for providing basic amenities. We have systematic processes to appropriate this fund to achieve measurable impacts expected by every stakeholder. All donations are well accounted for and regularly audited as per the given legal provisions and registered societies rules and regulations. We provide instant receipts and copies of audited reports on asking.
Why must basic education of Tibetan refugees in exile depended on grants, aids, donations? Unlike any other national governments, Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) does not have tax based revenue for its developmental activities. As such we have been organizing various fund raising activities and formulating projects through our offices and sections for efficient and successful management and administration of various educational institutions. This child sponsorship programme is one of them. This is regarded as one of the most successful amongst programmes, thanks to your sustain supports and commitment.