The Tibetan Children’s Village (TCV) in Dharamsala was established in 1960 with 51 children. Today TCV Dharamsala has approximately 2,000 residents and 150 day students. Residents live in 42 Family Homes, two hostels for older children and a baby home for toddlers, and attend the educational facilities ranging from Kindergarten to High school on campus. TCV’s goal is to provide parental care and love, develop a sound foundation for nurturing Tibetan identity and culture, and foster character and moral values. In response to growing demand, TCV has established 18 branch schools, vocational training centers, crèches, day schools and youth centers in other settlement locations.
Tenzin was admitted at TCV School on March 6, 2019 under destitute category from Gangtok, East Sikkim. The family has five siblings, he’s the youngest one. They also have grandparents at home. His father works tirelessly as a hired jeep driver in the town. The income that he makes barely sufficient to meet the daily expenses of 9 members, giving proper education to his 5 children is not possible.
Tenzin likes football, basketball and also loves drawing, singing and dancing. He is happy in home number 9 with 25 other children under the loving care of a foster mother.
7 year old little girl from Mago Village, Tawang district in the north east of India. Her father passed away after the birth of her younger sister in 2014. Her mother is poor farmer whose source of livelihood is a small plot of land which barely yielded enough for proper standard living. They also have grandmother to be taken care. Under such difficult circumstances Rinchin was granted admission to TCV School under destitute category.
Her mother was relieved when she was accepted under TCV care and returned back her village. She is attending Kindergarten and lives in home 13 with 27 other children under the care of a foster mother. She likes drawing and loves to play with Barbie dolls. Black is her best color.
Tenzin born in a small family of 4 members in Dharamsala. His father passed away few years back leaving him and his younger brother under mother’s care. His mother does small business at the roadside of Mcleod Ganj for their livelihood, the income she earns is not sufficient to take care of her children. Through recommended Tenzin was first accepted under TCV outreach program and later into the Children’s Village.
He feels fortunate to receive good education, live in our home number 38 with 22 other senior boys of class IX under the loving care of a hostel warden. Football and basketballs are his favorite games.
14 old girl from Dharamsala, H.P. Her father was an ophthalmologist lost his job due to uncontrolled alcohol. Currently at home without any job. Mother runs a small restaurant on the road side and doing everything to take good care of her three children but successful reach out of her hands. She approached Tibetan Welfare Office for help and through recommendation. Tenzin was accepted.
Currently, she’s studying in Peton School as a day scholar till grade 7. English and Science are her best subjects. Like reading story books, dancing and playing musical instruments. She wants to become a Herpetologist in the near future.
10 years old from very remote place called Doplo, Nepal border. The people in Dolpo are very simple and most of them survive their life by doing a simple seasonal farming. Dawa parents approached the welfare office of their native place to provide a support for an admission for Dawa Dorjee and was admitted under the special category of destitute children. Dawa is very happy in home number 10 with 29 other children under the care of a foster mother. He is attending class III in the junior section this year. He loves playing marbles during leisure time. . He also loves drawings and reading Tibetan books.
Kunga’s from Mustang, Nepal. As farmers, Samdups parents struggled to yield harvest and barely made enough income. As he grew older his parents became worried about his future; they did not want him to shadow their lives. In hopes that their son would get a better education, Samdup’s parents sent him to TCV School, he loves to read and play football.
11 years boy old from Paljorling Tibetan Settlement in Pokhara, Nepal. Tenzin’s father is a peon in the Tibetan Settlement in Pokhra. His mother is a tailor. He has an elder brother studying here in the same school. Their livelihood is depended entirely on the salary of his father and the small income of his mother which did not fetch much for the family. Tenzin was accepted into the Village under destitute category on 1st March 2018 until he completes grade XII. His father was relieved when Tenzin was accepted, he returned home town happy with the knowledge that his son is now in safe hands and he will receive proper education. He lives in home no.11 with 30 other children under the care of a foster mother. He is attending class VI.
Sixteen year old boy who comes from a remote place Bomdila of Arunachal Pradesh State. The people of Bomdila survive their life by doing a simple seasonal farming.
His parents approached their local welfare office for help towards the education of their son Phurpu and was promptly admitted into this School, he is enjoying all the good facilities and education which he literally deserves.
Phurpu is attending class X in the senior section this year. He lives in our boy hostel with 82 other senior boys under the loving care of a hostel warden. Basketball is his favorite game. English is his best subject.
Tanzin was admitted into the TCV School, when she was seven years She was admitted under destitute category from Spiti Village. Spiti Village is located in Himachal Pradesh and it is very close with Indo- Chinese borders. People living in Spiti have a sense of compassion and the spirit of Buddhism is deeply rooted in their soul.
Tanzin’s parents are farmers and it was difficult for them to provide better education and future for their only child. She’s happy to be here and always look forward to see her family soon.
She’s studying in class II and living in TCV home no 23 along with other 24 children of different age group. Pink is her favorite color. TCV Will extend support to Tanzin Kunzang till grade XII.
6 years old girl from a remote village called Sechu (H.P) India. Her parents are farmers and they grow wheat, barley, potatoes, grains, seasonal vegetables on a small plot of land for their survival. She has 2 older sisters and a younger brother at home.
She has no prior schooling back in her Village and now attending kindergarten. She feels very fortunate to have the opportunity to go to school. We would be grateful if any kind person who could render support towards this child’s upbringing and education.
Tsering’s parents make their living from the small jewelry on the street. Though her father went to school in TCV Dharamsala, but he couldn’t continue his studies. Her mother also left the school at a very young age and helped her parents for the domestic work. Since her parents have been struggling in their life for the livelihood, and presently they own a stall that is good enough to generate some income for their day to day expenses. However, the parents cannot think of sending her to school by paying fee because of the insufficient income. TCV agrees to take Tsering our their care so that her parents could concentrate better with their domestic work and household.
Tsering Dolma and her elder brother were studying in TCV Suja for some years, her mother decided to bring them back here in TCV Ladakh as she didn’t want to stay away from her children.
Tenzin’s family cannot afford to give education to her and her elder sister. Her parents have never been succeeded in finding themselves a permanent income. Due to the constant struggling for their living TCV’s administration accepted to bring Tenzin and her sister under their care. Tenzin’s friendly and supportive towards other. She likes skating , sings and dances well. Her favorite subject is Tibetan and she wants to become a Tibetan language teacher when she grows older. Her favorite animals are dogs and cats. She likes to spend her time reading story books.
15 years from Jawalakhel Tibetan Settlement in Nepal. Her parents, both aged 52, earn a small wage weaving at Settlement’s handcraft centre. All three children studied in Songtsen Bhrikuti school with their parents support. The rise in education cost prompted the family to seek support from TCV School to upkeep education for Tenzin.
She has been accepted into TCV under destitute category to provide free education to Tenzin Tseyang until class XII. TCV needs your support to help her.
9 year old boy from Gelling Tibetan Settlement, Tuting, Arunachal Pradesh. His family consists of her father, mother and 2 elder brothers, 2 elder sisters and 1 younger sister grand parents. Father’s a social service man. Her mother is house wife. The family’s livelihood is entirely depended on the salary of her father. It’s difficult for his family to education their children, they approached TCV for support of Tenzin’s education and granted immediate admission.
Tenzin has adjusted well to the new environment and feels very fortunate to have found a “Home away from Home”. He is currently attending Kindergarten, lives in home number 34 with 26 brothers and sister under the loving care of a foster mother. He likes football and basketball, enjoys reading Tibetan story books. He is fond of dancing and singing Tibetan songs.
Born in the remote region of Bomdila, India both parents are poor peasants whose source of livelihood is a small plot of land which barely yielded enough to keep body and soul together. They struggled hard to bring up Tenzin and their 3 siblings and provide them with a proper standard of living. Under such difficult circumstances, they were compelled to approach the Tibetan Settlement Office of their locality for necessary help and support. With the recommendation from the Settlement Office, Tenzin was eventually admitted into the Tibetan Children’s Village in March 2018. He’s living in home number 16 with 31 other children under the care of a foster mother. Basket ball is his best game.
7 year old Tenzin joined the TCV family in May 2013 after his father appealed to the TCV head office for his only son due to hardships in the family. Tenzin parents are divorced a year after his birth and since then he was cared and nurtured by his father who does petty seasonal business on the streets of Kerala for his livelihood.
Parting was very difficult and painful for both as Tenzin Jampa hardly let go of his father. His father is happy that he left him under TCV care for the betterment of his son. He has adjusted remarkably in the baby home with 19 other children under the loving care of 8 foster mothers till February 2018. In March this year he was shifted to home number 13. Being smallest child in the home, he is loved by all the children. He is attending class II in the junior section and is making good progress. Any assistance in his upbringing and education in the Village will be highly appreciated.
16 years old girl, born to a very simple family here in Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh. Tenzin’s father earns his living as a helper in one of the Gas Agent Office here in Dharamsala. Her mother is running a petty business of artificial jewelry on the street of Mcleod Ganj. Unfortunately, the income of her parents hardly helps them cover their living cost and educational expenses of Tenzin Kunsang and her younger sister. The parent faces lot of difficulty taking care of their children and approached the TCV School for support.
Tenzin Kunsang was admitted in March 2013. She’s attending class XI Arts stream in the senior section this year. Over the past 5 years, she has grown tall and strong and is happily involved in the school curriculum and activities. She lives in our home 29 with 31 senior girls under the loving care of a foster mother’. She is very soft spoken by nature. She is very friendly and gets along well with her friends..
Tenzin Yeshi Shelley, 11 years old boy, born to a Tibetan couple who came to India to escape the autocracy of the Chinese regime and seek better life. The couple settled in Dharamsala, where Tenzin Yeshi Shelley was born. He has a twin sister who is attending the TCV Model School in Dehradun and his parent’s manages to pay for her school expenses, which is higher than the rest of the TCV Schools. However, due to the limited income of his parents, his father is compelled to request for a help from the TCV for free cost of education for his son Tenzin . Considering the genuine case of the family, Tenzin Yeshi Shelley was granted admission into the Village under destitute category. He is currently attending in the 6th grade . Football is his favorite free time activity.
Tenzin Dickyi, 6 years old. She is very friendly and loves to learn new things in school. She’s studying in grade 1.
Her father Sonam Tenzin is temporarily employed at the School’s Canteen and her mother has a young baby to look after and stay at home. Both the young couples are not educated and not skilled as well. Therefore, it is not possible for them to pay school fees for their daughter. We would be grateful to any kind person’s support towards her schooling.
Born to a poor Tibetan family in Leh-Ladakh. Tenzin’s grandparents came to India in late 1960’s. The grandfather died due to old age, and the grandmother is still alive. Tenzin’s parents do everything they can to support their nine children. Most of them are still in the school and the oldest daughter has recently completed her nursing education. The living condition of the family is quite poor due to a large number of children. The father is employed as a driver and the mother works as a labour to build small houses and walls. Due to above family financial conditions, all of their children are accepted under TCV care with a hope of finding them sponsors for their education. Tenzin’s quite and simple looking boy. He’s studying in 1st grader boy. He likes dogs and cats. His favorite colors are red and orange.
Tenzin Nangzay, She finds her home the best place on earth, where she gets love not only from her parents but from her grandparents. At home, she spends her time with her mother and her grandparents but she doesn’t often see her father. Her father, who is serving in army, doesn’t get holiday to come home. Her mother stay home doing household chores and taking care of grandparents. Keeping in mind the difficult circumstance of the family. TCV agreed to bring the girl under their care so that she will not only enjoy the schooling opportunity, but the family can have their attention towards the family matter. She’s in Stage 1 and her favorite animal is dog. She has a pet dog at home.
Tenzin is the youngest boy in the family. He has two elder brothers, both are studying in our main school in Choglamsar. Tenzin’s parents originally were from a nomadic camp called Hanley, located at the Indo-Tibet border. Tenzin’s father joined army so as to support his family members, mother stays home taking care of her children. The parents are not in a position to support the education of their children. Tenzin. He’s admitted at TCV School. His favorite subject is English. He likes reading, playing table tennis and chatting with his friends.
7 year old from Kangra, H.P, she lost her father at a very tender age, who was a carpenter and was the only bread earner of the family. He died owing to prolonged illness in December 2016 leaving behind Tashi with her elder brother and mother under very difficult situation. Mother works as a maidservant in some of the local people in her locality.
Tashi was granted admission at TCV School through under destitute category. She’s happy and enjoys attending Kindergarten. Lives with 27 other children in home number 18 under the loving care of a foster mother. She loves playing with Barbie dolls, painting. Red is her best color.
7 years old from Sherbang village in Tawang district, Arunachal Pradesh State, India. She’s attending Kindergarten this year in the infant section. Father is a farmer and her mother a housewife. She’s the youngest one. The father being the only earning member in the family and the meager income that her father earns is not sufficient to take care of 3 children. They also have an old grandfather to look after. Seeing the genuine case of her family, Chemey was admitted at TCV School under destitute category till she completes grade XII.
She likes Hindi songs, dances and also likes drawing and skipping. She lives in home 41 with 25 other children under the loving care of a foster mother.