The town of Rewalsar in north India is home to a mix of Tibetan refugees and Indians. It is a sacred place for Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists – part of the reason many Tibetan refugees chose to settle here when they left Tibet.
This year, with your help, we funded a new community centre in Rewalsar and are pleased to report that it is now up and running. So far, the centre has…
• Run a winter break programme to help 20 local children over the school holidays with tuition in English and Tibetan
• Regularly had elderly Buddhists in the community using the centre to do their prayers together and enjoy a communal space. This is much more pleasant for them than the freezing cold local monastery courtyard!
The centre is open to everyone, and will be hosting events and activities such as film nights and table tennis. This will help everyone in the community get to know each other. The language classes in Tibetan, Hindi and English will be starting soon too.