Following the occupation of Tibet by China in 1959 tens of thousands of Tibetan Refugees entered into and remained in Nepal. The Snow Lion Foundation (SLF) is a non-governmental non-profit Social Welfare Organization was founded in 1972 by the SDC (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation-Nepal) to develop and oversee Education, Health Care and the Social Welfare activities of the Tibetans living in the Tibetan settlements in Nepal. SLF’s primary goal is the preservation of traditional Tibetan culture, language and religion, and to enable the refugees to become self-reliant and able to lead a happy and admirable life in this competitive world. There are 12 schools that serve a total of 2510 Tibetan and local children from the Himalayan region. SLF also assists an Elderly Home of 25 older people and two Primary Health Care clinics. The Foundation is governed by a seven-member Executive Committee. To meet the needs of the Tibetans, SLF continues to rely on sponsorship money from international organizations and community support.
Date of Birth: March 07, 1996
Lhamo is the eldest daughter of Dhondup, who has recently finished her class XII exam from TCV School. She now plans to take Tourism course for her college studies. Having poor family background, it is difficult for the parents to send her to college without sponsorship support. Lhamo’s father works as general staff in a Tibetan school in Solukhumbu and mother Dolma is a housewife. Most of the people living in that area depend on farming for their livelihood. The family also has two daughters to take care of. We are requesting kindly support Lhamo.
Date of Birth: May 19, 2012
Tenzin’s father came to exile in 2000 and went to Sera monastery. However, it has now been 6 years as he started living the life of layman and has a son Tenzin Nyinje. Tenzin’s admitted in Yongling school in Dharamsala in 2015 and the parents plan to admit him in one of TCV schools in future. His family depends on the income of father who does petty job and has no permanent job. Tenzin’s mother Mrs. Lhamo doesn’t have any job as she is uneducated and is engaged in household works. The family lives in a rented house in Boudha area. With minimal and irregular income, the family faces tremendous pressure educating and taking care of household expenses. Hence, we request and recommend Tenzin Nyingje as genuine case for sponsorship support.
Date of Birth: September 15, 1998
Tenzin’s studying in grade 10 at Strongtsen School, his mother Dolma passed away when he was very young. His father Tashi worked hard to raise two sons from his former wife, now that he got married again and have a daughter. His new wife takes care of household chores and treats the children well. Tenzin’s does petty work of cleaning ritual items in a workshop in Boudha area. They live in a rented house where he has to pay 8000/- per month. His limited income he gets from his work is not sufficient to cover up all the household and children’s educational expenses. Please support Tenzin Tsering towards his education.
Date of Birth: February 9, 2003
Tenzin Norzom is studying in grade 8 in Namgyal Higher Sec. School and has to pay above Nrs. 60,000/- yearly school fees. Her brother is in Class III in Atisha Primary School. Besides studies. Tenzin father Wangdu works in an office in Kathmandu as general staff. Tenzin’s mother Dawa Bhuti is a carpet weaver and earns minimal income. The 2015 earthquake damaged the carpet factory were Mrs. Bhuti works. However, Mrs. Bhuti and the other weavers are currently working in temporary space. The paternal grandparents are also financially dependent on this family, making it difficult to make the ends meet. We request to support Tenzin towards her education.
Date of Birth: February 17, 2009
Tenzin’s studying in 2nd grade in Manasarovar School, he has one elder brother, studying in class X in Mussoorie. Tenzin’s parents work hard to take care of children as his father goes to chant prayers whenever he gets opportunity. Mother Ngawang being her hands full with household chores weaves Tibetan apron to earn extra income for the family. The family is facing problem paying his school fees with the limited income. Please support Tenzin towards his education.
Date of Birth: March 15, 1999
Tenzin’s currently reading in Class XII at Namgyal Higher Sec. School and soon appearing finals. She plans to join college if she gets good grades. Going to college means big amount of fees and the parents are not confident of sending her to college due to financial constraints. Tenzin’s mother is a carpet weaver, works in Jawalakhel Handicraft Centre. Father works in carpet packing section. The family has three children, their eldest son goes to college and youngest son reads in Class III in Atisha Primary school in settlement itself. Please support Tenzin’s towards her education.