Vocational Skills Training
The Tibet Fund supports the new digital education center at the Dalai Lama Institute of Higher Education. Established to help young Tibetan professionals gain employment in India’s dynamic digital economy, the center offers elective courses in job-focused skills, soft skills coaching, and job placement support leading to industry certificates and job offers. Courses to date include cloud computing skills, full stack application development, and graphic design.
The Tibet Fund supports Lha Charitable Trust, a local NGO in India, to offer livelihood skills training for young Tibetans, focusing on those without school diplomas. Participants take six-week courses at Lha’s training center in Dharamsala to learn baking, barista, and cooking skills, and attend institutes elsewhere to learn woodcarving, nail art, and other livelihood skills. Training is complemented with sessions on financial literacy and basic business training.
We also work with the CTA Department of Home to offer a wide range of job skills trainings and vocational education scholarships for unemployed youth. Trainees attend long and short-term courses to learn baking and food production, hairdressing, graphic design, electronics repair, photography, cosmetology, tattoo art, and secretarial skills.
In Nepal we support vocational scholarships for youth to pursue courses of their choosing, including baking, cooking, barista, tailoring, cinematography, tattoo art, cosmetology, thangka painting, and sound therapy. Please click here  to read beneficiary impact story.
The Tibet Fund
The Tibet Fund