In the isolated and inaccessible Tibetan communities of Tsagam and Bagang, life is tough and money is hard to come by. Villagers rely on farming and seasonal nomadic herding to meet their basic needs and anything that cannot be produced locally requires a long and arduous journey down the mountain.
Each village has a small and very basic school where there is one government supplied teacher who teaches in Nepali.
The families living in the villages desperately wanted their children to be taught the Tibetan language and to formally learn the history of Tibetan culture. With villagers no longer able to go across the border to Tibet, they were increasingly concerned that future generations were losing touch with their traditional language and culture.
For the past three years, Tibet Relief Fund has been able to provide a grant for the salaries of two full-time Tibetan teachers.
We now need your help to be able to continue to fund the teachers’ salaries.
Your generosity today can help bring joy to the lives of refugee Tibetan children. Your donation will be used where it is needed most and enable us to support this and other urgent projects that bring sustainable and practical help to Tibetans in India, Nepal and Tibet.
Read our full appeal here or donate today.
Your generosity can help the children and communities of Tsagam and Bagang. Your donation will be used where it is needed most and enable us to support this and other urgent projects that bring sustainable and practical help to Tibetans in India, Nepal and Tibet.