Professional Development: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama considers the education of the upcoming generation of Tibetans to be the highest priority for the Tibetan community in exile. In 2013 alone, TTF supported 52 Tibetans in their pursuit of higher education. Funding in this area, which is facilitated and overseen by TTF, amounts to roughly $530,000 annually. Since 1988, TTF has provided scholarships to over 400 Tibetan students pursuing higher studies in the US.
Sponsorships: In 2013, over $180,000 was provided in funding to 33 educational institutions in exile, including refugee schools and monasteries. Over the past 15 years, TTF has granted over $4 million in aid to educational institutions serving the exile community.
Tibetan Education Project: TTF has worked diligently to strengthen the educational system within the Tibetan exile community, partnering on programs such as the CTA’s Tibetan Education Project. This project works to improve the quality of educational opportunities for students at Tibetan schools, increase student access to higher education and professional degree programs and strengthen the management and development of the Tibetan educational system. In 2013, the Tibetan Education Project received $1 million in funding.
Protection and Improved Health and Livelihoods: TTF has overseen and implemented countless programs for vulnerable Tibetan refugees living in the 54 settlements in India and Nepal. Programs in health care, sanitation, economic development, among others, received a total of $2,539,248 in funding last year.
TIBETAN HOMES FOUNDATION SNOWBALL PROJECT
Sharing can be a rewarding experience, and sharing with those in need can be even more fulfilling. You can make a child smile while doing your part to sustain the Tibetan people.
The Tibetan Homes Foundation is a registered charitable organization founded by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. We are engaged in community programs at the grassroots level to meet the needs of displaced Tibetans, particularly those most vulnerablechildren and the elderly. THF’s work includes support for families, education, healthcare, livelihoods, and care for senior citizens.
More than five decades have passed since Tibetans were forced into exile. However, many in the exile community struggle to meet their basic needs. We believe the way forward for the community\is to preserve the language and culture of Tibet through comprehensive education programs for children to empower successive generations. To help THF to continue to care for the 2,400 children presently under its support, please consider becoming a THF SNOWBALL member by donating one dollar a month to the THF SNOWBALL PROJECT.
Life membership ($55 processing fee)
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.
· 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
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
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.