The Gyuto Foundation recently expanded its programs to include social and charity programs to help the Tibetan refugee settlement in Tenzin Gang, Bomdila, India, near the Tibetan border. Recently Venerable Thupten Donyo, former Director of Gyuto Foundation, travelled to the region to help the most impoverished villagers and create scholarship programs for the children.


Nutrition

In the poorest Tibetan settlements, villagers survive by subsistence farming of rice, corn and potatoes on the steep mountain slopes. Poor growing conditions and lack of necessary tools and supplies limit crops. The remote location makes acquiring other foods difficult. Inadequate nutrition, primitive sanitation, and harsh climate make villagers more vulnerable to illnesses which they typically cannot afford to treat.

   T Gang SchoolT Gang students

Education

The Indian Government kindly set up schools in the region, but many children live too far to attend. Those who can often walk miles through the mountains, arriving late to school. Many schools cannot provide lunch, so children must go home. A second trip back to school after lunch is often impractical, so many don't make it through a full day's curriculum let alone several years. Even if the children do finish their initial schooling, it is rare that parents can afford further education. Most children remain at home and search for manual labor jobs in their teen years. Many villagers are currently looking for sponsors to send their children to higher education.

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Facility Maintenance

Most villages have schools, simply provisioned community centers and senior homes. They are vital support for an austere lifestyle where young and old alike are unable to afford new bedding for many years and most children, for lack of playground facilities, simply play in the dirt. However, without maintenance funds, these facilities quickly fall into disrepair.

 

Senior Healthcare

While basic clinics are often available, there is little money for stocking essential medicines and supplies, or hiring experienced staff. Frequently villagers must forego treatment because medical aid in the village is insufficient and transportation to the city is too expensive. As a result, many seniors die without receiving proper medical treatment.
 

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Ven. Donyo with Tibetan Elderly

How You Can Help

We have been receiving more and more requests from different regions of India in aiding the effort to provide for children's education and healthcare. Ven. Donyo works directly with the Education Department of the exiled Tibetan Government to help young Tibetan students who cannot afford the costs of higher education. Your contribution will change the lives of many people who have very few opportunities. Please join us in providing life's most basic needs to those who have so little. Gyuto monks are very grateful for those members and friends who have already so generously taken the time to make donations in an effort to change these people's lives. Please use the "Donate" button in the right-hand panel ("Charity Donations") to make a secure online donation for the Himalayan Children's Education and Healthcare Project.

General donations for the Charity Project go to: 

  •   Basic first-aid and medical supplies, doctor and nurse fees, essential medicines, food staples, clean water projects, etc.
  •   Children's education and health, school supplies, lunches, and transportation.

 

 


Sponsorship

A full year scholarship:

  • A College student scholarship is $900 per year - each student needs help for 4 years.
  • A High school scholarship is: $500 per year.
  • A day school student: $360 per year.


Your support will make a big difference for so many children in the rural areas of India and we very much appreciate your support. All donations are tax deductible.

Your support will make a big difference for so many children in the rural areas of India and we very much appreciate your support. All donations are tax deductible. Please call us at (510) 926-3969 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or if you have questions. More information about charity project is on our facebook page.

Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to help the Himalayan children!

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