Archive for January, 2011

In 2009 I travelled more than 3 months in India and Nepal to document the situation of the Tibetan refugees after 50 years the Dalai Lama was the first Tibetan escaped from Tibet to India. I would like to show some pictures taken in Tibetan schools in Indi a. This is only one chapter of a wider reportage which cover Tibetan hospital, settlement, old people homes, buddhist monasteries.

From its humble beginning forty nine years ago, Tibetan Children’s Village has today become a thriving, integrated educational community for destitute Tibetan children in exile, as well as for hundreds of those escaping from Tibet every year. It has established branches in India extending from Ladakh in the North to Bylakuppe in South, with about 17000 children under its care. The Mission of Tibetan Children’s Villages (TCV) – an integrated charitable organization – is to ensure that all Tibetan children under its care receive a sound education, a firm cultural identity and become self-reliant and contributing members of the Tibetan community and the world at large. TCV provide parental care and love, develop a sound understanding of Tibetan identity and culture, provide effective modern and Tibetan education, child -centered learning atmosphere in the schools, environment for physical and intellectual growth, suitable and effective life and career guidance for social and citizenship skills.
At the request of H.H the Dalai Lama, the Government of India, in 1961, established the Tibetan Schools Society (now called Central Tibetan Schools Administration), an autonomous body regulated by the Indian Ministry of Human Resource Development, to manage and assist schools in India for the education of the children of Tibetan refugees. There are 28 CTSA schools whose enrolment is currently about 10000 students.

In India they are two main education institutions for Tibetan refugees, TCV, Tibetan Children’s Village and the Central Tibetan Schools Administration. But they are also several monastic schools and universities spread in the 39 refugee settlement in India.

 

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