SPONSOR A PERFORMING ARTS STUDENT: TIPA

The Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA), based in Dharamsala, India, was the first of several institutions established in exile by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, following the Chinese occupation of Tibet in 1959. The primary mission of TIPA is to preserve the cultural identity of Tibetans by keeping alive our artistic traditions and by sharing them with the world. Tibetan children between 11-17 years of age who are interested in the performing arts are recruited and trained at TIPA School . In addition to lessons on fundamentals of Tibetan music and dance, they are also provided with opportunity to pursue the regular academic curriculum, as laid down by Indian Government. Many of the students are new refugees from Tibet whose parents sent them into exile to get an education.

Tsering Tashi

Date of Birth: 20th July, 1994 (Bylakuppe, India)
Code: T-63

Showing early passions for music and dance, Tsering Tashi was admitted to the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts after a series of rigorous auditions. Due to their financial limitations, Tsering’s parents are not able to fund his education. Employed as part-time cooks, Tsering’s parents are burdened with not only supporting Tsering’s education but also his two sibling through school and college respectively with their meager income. We seek your generous support in propelling this young talent to realize his full potential through a performance education in the Tibetan arts.

Sonam Tsering

Date of Birth: July 1, 1995   Code# 61

At a very tender age he was sent to India by his parents to seek blessings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and to acquire a proper modern education blended with traditional values. Ever since, he has been living like an orphan child who could hardly communicate with his parents and his two younger sisters. Up until now, he was completely dependent on the love and care of one of charitable school in India, Tibetan Homes School, based in Mussoorie, where he attained formal education and was very well looked after and nourished into a humble and sincere student.Known for his vocal abilities and artistic traits back in school, he aspires to become a professional artist by seeking excellence in this field.

Sonam Dolma

Date of Birth: 14th March, 2001 (Mundgod, India)
Code: T-84

Inspired by her musician father, Sonam has always enjoyed performing song and dance since her early days. Recognized for her talent, she was eventually recruited by the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts. However, the family’s income from farming serves as an unreliable and insufficient source of finances for supporting Sonam and her two siblings in completing their education. We kindly seek your generous support in helping finance Sonam Dolma’s musical education and helping her realize her potential.

Tenzin Pema Sponsored

Date of Birth: 5th December, 2000 (Bylakuppe, India)
Code: T-82

Tenzin Pema comes from a large joint family of farmers. Completing her secondary education at the Central School for Tibetans in Bylakuppe, Tenzin has showed great interest in music and performance from an early age. Due to the unreliable and onerous nature of the family farming business, Tenzin Pema’s family is reliant on the meager income of her two brothers who serve in the Indian Defense services. With your generous support, Tenzin Pema would be able to continue her education and pursue her dreams of being a trained singer in the traditional Tibetan style.

Tenzin

Date of Birth: 4th March, 1992 (Lhasa, Tibet)
Code: T-66

Starting his onerous journey alone from Tibet in the winter of 2003, Tenzin escaped to India for the opportunity to seek a formal education. Upon his arrival in India, Tenzin was enrolled in Tibetan Children’s Village school in Chauntra until his acceptance into the prestigious Tibetan Institute of Preforming Arts program in Dharamsala. Alone in India without his family, Tenzin his unable to finance his dreams of pursuing an education in the performing arts, thus we seek your generous support in helping Tenzin get an education and pursue his dreams!

Tenzing Passang

Date of Birth: 9th April, 1999 (Bylakuppe, India)
Code: T-65

With early interest and talent in music, Tenzing Passing is an aspiring composer who is skilled at the piano and harmonium. Constrained by his family’s financial circumstance, his family is unable to finance his education as his father, a farmer, is the only provider for his entire family of five. Thus, we seek your kind support to make Tenzing Passang’s dreams of becoming a composer come true.

Tenzin Nyima

Date of Birth: 10th Oct, 1994  Code # 59

Born in the heart of city of Boudha in Nepal consisting of a mother and a younger sister. His father died last year after a prolonged struggle with illness with added to the woes of the family soon depending on the mother’s income. His parents had tough time meeting the needs of their children in terms of pay school fees, paying rent of their house and other miscellaneous needs considering the limited income of the family. His interest in traditional music and performing art has grown over the years which are reflected in his performances as an opera artiste in one of the most active opera troupe based in Nepal, as he was known for his artistic skill and was child prodigy back then.

Tenzin Dolkar

Date of Birth: 20th September, 2001 (Mundgod, India)

Tenzin Dolkar comes from South Indian Tibetan refugee settlement. She was accepted into the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts after rigorous rounds of auditions; however, her family is unable to support her education due to their meager income. The family is reliant on Tenzin Dolkar’s father for income; her father is a retired Indian army officer who now runs a small retail shop to generate the family’s only source of income. Therefore, we seek your generous support in helping finance Tenzin Dolkar’s education and help her achieve dream.

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Tenzin Nyima, Code: T-64
Date of Birth: 9th July, 1994 (Mundgod, India)

Rising through the personal tragedies of an early parental divorce, the untimely death of his grandfather and uncle, and the loss of his home due to fire, Tenzin Nyima showcased his resilient nature by getting accepted into the competitive Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts program. Hailing from a large extended family with only his mother and his aunt as breadwinners, Tenzin Nyima needs your generous support to finance his performing arts education which will not only allow him to pursue his passions in performance art but also to preserve the unique traditions of Tibetan culture.

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Tenzin Phentok
Date of Birth:7th Sept, 1997   
Code# 62

Though he was born to his biological parents Mr Tenzin Lhawang and Mrs Kalden Dolma, a large part of the responsibility of bringing up was shouldered by his mother’s sister and her husband. Ever since he joined school, he had undergone an unsettled school life from Miao to Nepal and then to Dalhousie with could have affected his studies.The unsettled school life could have translated his interest in other activities like sports and music which then turned into a passion. Later discovered his potential in music and always aspired to become a professional artiste.

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Tenzin Nordon
Date of Birth: 8th Dec, 1996
code # 58

Six months into her birth, her parents got divorced and she is been brought up solely by her father who runs a food stall on the streets.By working as beauticians, two of her older sisters could marginally contribute to income of family and share some of the burden of their father.She was fortunately enough to get formal education in one of Charitable Tibetan school run by Tibetan Children’s Village, Dharamsala without having to pay any fees.Since at very early age, she discover interest and potential in music whereby she draped every opportunity when present itself to learn or to perform during school days and always aspired to become a professional artist and seek excellence in this field.

Please note that from September 2015 onward, The Tibet Fund will charge a $5 fee for each quarterly sponsorship payment made via credit card to partially cover the cost associated with credit card fees, wire transfers to India, and other processing fees.

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