2015 THUNDREL PROGRAM The Tibet Fund in coordination with Tibetan Homes Foundation (THF), Mussoorie is organizing five-week cultural exchange program for overseas Tibetan students from the age-group of 12 -18. The program aims to educate and strengthen the Tibetan identity of these children with an effort to connect them to their roots. The 2015 program will be held from July 3rd to August 7th, 2015, which will include Local Tour in and around Doon Valley. The deadline for registration has been set for June 10, 2015.
Deputy Project Director in Dharamsala, India
For USAID Funded Education and Health Projects for Tibetan Communities in India and Nepal
The Tibet Fund is currently recruiting a Deputy Project Director to support the management and monitoring of two USAID funded projects, the Tibet Education Project and Tibetan Health System Capacity Strengthening project. Tibetan-speaking candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Projects, job responsibilities, and desired qualifications.
For more information about this job, please click here. Applicants should send current resume and cover letter by email referencing in the subject line of the email “Tibet Fund DPD Application” to: firstname.lastname@example.org
EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND IN NEPAL
for Victimes of Devastating Earthquake
On April 25, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook Nepal, taking a huge toll on human life and property. With over 3,700 confirmed dead, and the number continuing to rise, rescue efforts are still under way. According to The Guardian, more than half the houses in the city of Bhaktapur, just outside the city of Kathmandu, have been destroyed. Hundreds of homes in Patan, Kathmandu and neighboring towns have also been lost. Thousands more in the Buddhist regions of Northern Nepal are now leveled, leaving tens of thousands homeless. The official death toll in these areas is unknown due to inadequate data, and sporadic reports from these rural areas are our only glimpses of this earthquake’s true devastation.
This disaster has devastated the Tibetan community in Nepal, especially in remote areas close to the quake’s epicenter. Currently, there are more than 20,000 Tibetan refugees and hundreds of thousands of Tibetan Buddhist practitioners living along the Himalayan Buddhist Belt in Nepal. Reports state that the Tibetan Refugee Settlement at Syabru Bensi has been heavily damaged, with the majority of homes in the settlement having collapsed. Monasteries and centers of Buddhist learning in the remote areas of Bhagang and Liphing in Tatopani have also been leveled by the quake. The rebuilding process will be a monumental task requiring financial support for years to come.
The Tibet Fund has established an Emergency Earthquake Relief Fund and is working with credible and reliable partners in Nepal, such as the Snow Lion Foundation and The Himalayan Society for Youth and Women Empowerment (HSYWE) to ensure that resources reach those most affected by the quake. These organizations are bringing urgently needed supplies and assistance to survivors and coordinating long-term efforts to rebuild communities. Even a small contribution will make a huge difference in the lives of those who have been tragically affected by the natural disaster.
The Tibet Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; as such all donations are tax-deductible to the maximum extent allowed by law. You can contribute online below to donate or send a check made out to The Tibet Fund with a note "Emergency Earthquake Relief Fund" on the memo line and send it to The Tibet Fund, 241 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016.
A Special Event Organized by the Tibet Fund How the Courage to be Compassionate Can Transform our Lives A Workshop by Thupten Jinpa, PhD
7-9 pm, May 6, 2015
Community Church of New York, 40 E 35th St, New York
This is a rare opportunity to work in an intimate classroom setting with Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D, the longtime English translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and an expert in Buddhism and a noted thought leader in his own right.
Drawing on his newly released book, A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives. For more information about this workshop, please click here
**All proceeds from this workshop will go to The Tibet Fund to be utilized for humanitarian purposes.
VIP seat: $150 *VIP seat includes a signed book Premium seat: $50
General seat: $25
2015 SUMMER TIBETAN STUDY PROGRAM
· Where? College for Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarah Dharamsala, India
· When? July 1-August 7, 2015
· For Whom? Tibetan youths over 17 years of age; 30 seats available
· What?Courses in: Meditation, Tibetan Language, Tibetan Culture and Civilization, Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy and Practice; Exciting excursions to: Tsuglaghang, Mcleodganj on 6th July, H.H. the Birthday Celebration, Norbulingka Institute, the center for the preservation of Tibetan culture, Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts and Central Tibetan Administration
· Benefits? You will return home with the equivalent of one semester of study (+80hrs.); credits may be used toward completion of the foreign language requirement of most bachelor’s degrees; valuable knowledge and experience; Certificate of achievement!
· Deadline? June 1, 2015 For more information about this program, please click here or contact Mr. Tenzing Choephel at: email@example.com
PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Tibet Fund is seeking to raise $250,000 to fully fund the Professional Scholarship Program. His Holiness the Dalai Lama considers the education of the upcoming generation of Tibetans to be the highest priority of the exile community. He has said that the future of the Tibetan people depends upon well-educated community leaders who safeguard the traditional values of Tibet while integrating the knowledge and skills to be gained in modern education. It is with this in mind that the Tibet Fund began the PSP in 2009.
The Professional Scholarship Program provides scholarships to Tibetan refugee students living in India, Nepal and Bhutan, who are working towards professional degrees in the fields of healthcare, engineering, science and community development. The goal of the program is to enhance the human resources present within the Tibetan exile community. By helping young Tibetans to pursue professional degrees and serve their community, the program hopes to significantly impact the Tibetan people’s welfare and long-term sustainability. The PSP will enable the Tibetan community in exile to become more self-sufficient and will contribute to the overall cohesiveness of the settlements, thereby contributing to the survival of Tibetan culture and identity.
The Tibet Fund currently has $200,000 earmarked for the Professional Scholarship Program, which would be exhausted in five years without additional support.
In order to raise additional funds for the program, The Tibet Fund hopes to invest its current funds into an Indian time deposit Rupee account in Dharamsala, where the current interest rate stands at roughly 9.25%. If this account held $400,000, the yearly interest from the combined funds would be enough to pay for the scholarship of 40 professional students per year. This would allow 400 students to complete their professional education in the next ten years without drawing money from the principle amount held in the account. Thus, with help from donors and the community, we are aiming to raise $250,000 in order to continue the work of the PSP for the next ten years. Click here to find out more…
Mario Cantone, comedian, screenwriter, star of Broadway, The View and Sex in the City, lends his time, friendship and star power to The Tibet Fund to help raise funds for our Professional Scholarship Program.