The Tibet Fund's mission continues to be the preservation of the distinct cultural and national identity of the Tibetan people. Since 1981, under the patronage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, The Tibet Fund has been the primary funding organization for health care, education, refugee rehabilitation, religious and cultural preservation, and community and economic development programs serving more than 130,000 Tibetan refugees living in India, Nepal and Bhutan. Our aim is to promote self-reliance and help sustain the cohesiveness of the exile community.
In 2011, The Tibet Fund undertook a strategic review that gave us a roadmap for addressing the changing needs of the Tibetan people and the Central Tibetan Administration's new vision for a modern Tibet. In 2012, The Tibet Fund was able to provide the funds for humanitarian assistance to Tibetan communities: reaching over 3,000 children through our healthcare and education programs in India and Nepal, providing business training in the remote Yushu region still devastated by the 2010 earthquake, supplying classrooms with solar lighting, improving medical reporting systems and giving medical training to doctors and nurses.
In 2013, the staff and Board of The Tibet Fund hope you will continue to work with us to build on these successes in the following ways. You can help us to:
- Provide much needed skills training to Tibetans entering the local workforce, including training for professional women
- Fully fund our Professional Scholarship Program and Tibetan Scholarship Programs, sending over 40 Tibetan scholars to United States and Indian based universities for advanced degrees in law, health and education
- Establish micro-enterprise partnerships, bringing well paying jobs to Tibetan settlements
- Implement the Tibetan Education Project in association with USAID/India to bring state-of-the art materials and resources, teacher training, science learning centers, traveling exhibitions and an improved math and science curriculum to the settlements
- Complete our Health Information System (HIS) with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and conduct professional training for better reporting on TB and malaria
Whether you give $25 or $25,000, your gifts are never wasted and always go directly to work for the people of Tibet. The Tibet Fund received a top rating from GuideStar and 4 stars from Charity Navigator, demonstrating our commitment to donor transparency. Remember to ask about your company's matching gift plan. You can double the impact your gift makes in the Tibetan community.
I hope you will consider the matching gift offer (click here or on the DONATE button at the top of the page for this and other ways to donate). Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me at email@example.com if you have further questions about the match, or our programs. I cannot thank you enough for your continued generosity.
Warm regards and friendship, Rinchen Dharlo, President