The Ngoenga School, one of the first schools for disabled Tibetan children, was established near Dehradun, India in 2000 at the urging of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. “Ngoenga” meaning extremely happy or joyous. The children are being provided free boarding, education and health care services.The school is under the administration of Central Tibetan Administrative, Department of Health (DoH) which does not have a stable source of funds to meet the expenses of the school. The DoH is, therefore, compelled to solicit sponsorship for the support of the students in the coming years.
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Tenzin’s lives with his parents and a younger sister. His father is in the army and his mother stays at home as a housewife. Tenzin’s diagnosed with a severe autism spectrum disorder. He has been delayed development by birth and started his walking at the age of 7. He is unable to express his emotion but he can express his feeling by making sounds when he needs something. He cannot communicate but understands very little. Most of his daily activities are dependent and needs full support and assistant. Due to the family’s poor financial status, his parent admitted him to this special needs school with a hope for better his wellbeing. We request any generous support and help rendered for this child will be highly appreciated. “Together we can do great things”.
Sonam is an orphan and physically disabled. His parents have separated and disowned him and left under the care of his aging grandfather aged 66 years then in 2012. His father contributes a meager amount of Rs/- 1,000 per month which was not sufficient for livelihood. He was admitted here on 27th August 2012 in this special needs school with a hope for better treatment, education, and proper nutrition diet without any fee charges from his or any parents.
He can able to walk by himself after getting physical exercises from the Asha military school which his grandfather used to send when he was 10 years old but still he needs someone to assist or guide him on everything and anything. He communicates only with the body gesture and facial expressions. Any generous support towards his welfare will be highly appreciated.
Tenzin’s mother is also ill. She has no siblings at all and at present, stays with her uncle. Uncle’s family consists of 13 members with 7 children including her.
She’s born with autism that and is unable to communicate or form relationships with others. When she was admitted at school, she can’t stand without support as she has delayed and unsteady walking. Now she can stand and walk properly. Her speech is observed as quite clear but is often not meaningful at all as her understanding power is very limited. Her wellbeing is taken care her uncle who is a farmer and helpless to consult her congenital abnormality to any doctor as he is financially not possible. We request any generous support and help rendered for achieving this child’s dream will be highly appreciated.
Rinzin’s from Tibet, he didn’t have any family members or relatives in India. He has problem of nerve twisting in his both hands and feet in which he is not able to walk or crawl. He can speak little but his understanding power is excellent. He was sent to Ngoenga School with a hope for better treatment, education and care. We request any generous support and help rendered for achieving this child’s dream will be highly appreciated.
Date of Birth: April 5, 1990
Place of Birth: Pokhra, Nepal
Admission No: 7
Tsering’s a semi-orphan child with mother as the only earner of the family. She belongs to a very remote area of Nepal where the child used to stay with her grandfather. She has also severe learning difficulties with a significant behavior problem. She has mild speech problem too. Always cheerful by nature and has the potential to develop both mentally and physically. We request any support towards Tsering will be highly appreciated.
Date of Birth: March 8, 1984
Place of Birth: Manali, India
Admission No: 38
Tenzin belongs to a family of 7 members including 5 children, 3 girls & 2 boys. His father is a retired serviceman but he is not getting any pension. To sustain the family, parents are involved in petty sweater business that is not sufficient enough to cover the daily requirements. Tenzin is a case of Hemiplegics with Speech impairment. He has profound learning difficulties due to cerebral palsy. He is a quiet, and highly dependent on others. He enjoys the company of other children. We request any generous support and help rendered for this child will be highly appreciated.
Date of Birth: January 1, 2004
Admission No: 99
Sherab belongs to a very poor family from a very remote place in Nepal. The main source of income for the family is his mother who sells homemade butter to meet the daily needs. it is impossible for his mother to look after him and to provide good treatment and diet due to poor financial status. He was admitted on 26th May 2015 in this special needs school with the hope for better treatment, education, and proper diet.
About his health, he is facing an epilepsy problem with his both hands and feet are not functioning properly. As a result, he can’t stand well and he limped heavily as he moved. He’s always cheerful by nature. Your generous support will be highly appreciated. “Together we can do great things.”
Date of Birth: March 16, 1996
Place of Birth: Bylakuppe, India
Admission No: 45
Penpa’s family consist of 6 members with 2 disable children, the eldest son and herself. Father passed away few years ago. Her brother who was also a student of Ngoenga School passed in vocational training in cooking and now works in Tibetan restaurant at Bylakuppe earning enough to meets his own expenses. Penpa is a case of Spastic Hemiplegic CP (left side) and is speech impaired with throat problem. She is also a patient of spastic cerebral palsy affecting all her four limbs(Quadriplegia). She has an excellent understanding power and keen to learn and to join in all activities. Her social skills are very good. We request any generous support and help rendered for assistance this child’s dream will be highly appreciated.
Tenzin’s lives with a family member of six, her father who left home to earn a better income to support his family, the mother is a housewife, their grandmother 82 years old lives with them. One sibling twin and one younger sibling. The whole family solely depends on the income that the father earns. Tenzin has some difficulty with movement and after consulting the doctor, was diagnosed with developmental delay, speech and learning difficulties. Her mother admitted into this special need with a great hope that one day at least she can help herself without depending on anyone. Due to the family’s poor financial status, her parent admitted her to this special needs school with a hope for better education, health, and proper diet and well training. Ngoenga School never charge any kind of fees for admitting a child in school. Hence, we request any generous support and help rendered for this child will be highly appreciated.
Lobsang’s from a remote area of Leh, Ladakh with father Tam Guru working in Airbase as a laborer and her mother as a housewife who takes care of the whole family. The family consists of 7 members with the father as the only earner.
As per her health condition, she’s suffering from a severe mental disorder with profound learning difficulties. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy and hyperactive. She is one of the senior students of this special school. She’s independent but still need guidance in some activities. Apart from that, she’s in good health, loves to sing and listening to music. Your generous support for Lobsang will be highly appreciated.
Tenzin’s living with his parent. His father is a farmer, and his mother is a housewife. His father is the only bread earner in the family. He has intellectual impairment. He is doing well in terms of health but has some issues with speaking and hearing. He communicates with sign language. His family doesn’t have any other background support due to which they couldn’t afford proper medical treatment and care for their son.
He was admitted on 20th August 2018 with a hope for better treatment, education, healthcare, and proper diet which the school provided to all other 44 children for free without a penny charge from their parents. We request any generous support and help rendered for achieving this child’s dream will be highly appreciated.
Date of Birth: January 26, 2001
Place of Birth: Ladakh
Admission No: 65
Tenzin has two sisters, his parents are farmers. He has learning difficulties with Autism. He likes to play with water and running or walking around. He also likes to hold things which make sound & like to touch smooth surface things. He has profound learning difficulties with hyperactive nature. He’s independent but needs someone to guide. Due to his hyperactive behavior he needs a constant attention and care. We request any generous support and help rendered for this child will be highly appreciated. Together we can do great things.
Date of Birth: January 23, 2012
Place of Birth: Dehradun, India
Admission No: 108
Jorden’s staying with his parent. His father is in Army Special Frontier Force and his mother is a housewife. His father is the sole earner in the family. He has Speech and hearing impairment, due to which he cannot speak neither can hear. His family doesn’t have any other support. Due to which they couldn’t afford proper medical treatment and education to their son, they admitted at School, but got admission in Bajaj Institute of Learning for Deaf Children. We request any kind help and generous support rendered for achieving this child’s dream will be highly appreciated.
Date of Birth: March 8, 1995
Place of Birth: Hanley, Ladakh
Admission No: 50
Tsering’s from remote area of Ladakh, he can’t walk or sit properly and is bound by a wheel chair. His parents are nomads. He is a case of severe quadriplegic cerebral palsy & had knee contractures by birth. He has epilepsy. However, medication succeeded to control major part of his frequent fits. He likes to play with clay and stone. He cannot talk but he can hear very little. His parent admitted at School with the hope for better education, treatment and proper diet. We request any generous support and towards Tsering will be highly appreciated.
Ngawang Choezin Lama
Date of Birth: February 19, 2010
Admission No: 112
Ngawang’s admitted to Ngoenga School on 1st July 2021; she is 11 years of age and hails from Jawalakhel, Nepal. She has four members in her family, she has one younger brother. The family’s only source of income is by running a small restaurant in Jawalakhel, Nepal, which is not sufficient to cover the expenses. She has hearing and speech impairment. She cannot speak neither can hear. She understands the language by signs and directions. She is very active, smart, and extremely enthusiastic about learning new things and takes part in any form of interaction with everyone. When she first came, she could not even recognize a single alphabet, but within days she is being able to read, write and understand words. She is also being taught Mathematics and till now she can multiply and divide up to two-digit numbers.
Due to the family’s poor financial status, her parent admitted her to these special needs school with a hope for better education, health, and proper diet and well training. The family’s strong wish is that the child could attend a school specially build for speech & hearing impairment, and presently, she is in the process of being admitted to “Bajaj Institute of Learning” and admission is almost complete. This is one of the most prestige’s Schools for Deaf & Dumb student in Dehradun, India. We request any generous support and help rendered for achieving this child’s dream will be highly appreciated.