Tibet Relief Fund has been working with project partners in Dharamsala since 1959. Thanks to our supporters, we have been able to fund education, health and heritage projects in this small north Indian town tucked up in the foothills of the Himilayas.
Below is a brief overview of three key Dharamsala projects Tibet Relief Fund currently supports.
Gu Chu Sum school and workshop: Founded in 1991, Gu Chu Sum supports former political prisoners with education and employment. Many of the ex-prisoners are monks and nuns who were imprisoned and tortured in Tibet for peacefully demonstrating for basic rights.
Tibet Relief Fund supports Gu Chu Sum through grants and the sale of merchandise. [Read On]
Library of Tibetan works and archives: The Library of Tibetan Works and Archives in Dharamsala was founded in 1970 by the Dalai Lama with the aim of preserving the culture of Tibet.
Tibet Relief Fund has supported Library of Tibetan Works & Archives over many years, with grants for computers, printers, audio-visual tools and high-volume storage equipment. We also provide an annual salary grant for a full time Tibetan archivist, to enable urgent digitisation of fragile recordings and films in order to preserve them for future generations. [Read On]
Clean Upper Dharamsala: The Clean Upper Dharamsala Project was established in 1994 when the local Tibetan Settlement Office initiated an innovative environmental programme to provide Upper Dharamsala with an efficient and environmentally friendly waste management system of rubbish collection and recycling. Tibet Relief Fund has supported this initiative for a number of years through the sales of products from the Handmade Paper Recycling Workshop. [Read On]