Tibet House Trust

Tibet House Trust is the official Tibetan UK registered charity, inaugurated in 1994 by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the patron of the Trust. Its purpose is to preserve the distinct Tibetan culture, identity and enable the Tibetan to attain a sustainable life in exile while working for an eventual return to their homeland. Our aim is to relieve the poverty of people of Tibetan origin, provide assistance in the field of health and education, support relief and rehabilitation projects for Tibetan and preserve Tibetan identity and culture.

The Trust is the official channel through which funding from the international donors is received and directed to the Central Tibetan Administration in Dharamsala, India headed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In addition, the Trust helps administer humanitarian and development aid received by the Tibetan community in exile.

Since its inception, the Tibet House Trust has become the primary funding and works closely with various Departments of Central Tibetan Administration and institutions on a number of projects for health, educational, cultural, economic and community development programs in the exile community. With the continued influx of new refugees through dangerous crossing over the Himalayas each year for freedom. More than 60 percent of refugees are children and youth who flee Tibet in search of a better education and economic opportunity. Tibetan exile schools are overcrowded and their resources stretched to the limit. The Tibet House Trust is working to support programs that will strengthen the refugees' education and economic prospects.

Education

Education

Education of Tibetan refugee children became one of our most important priority. The Comic Relief (UK based Charitable Organisation) has funded £131,000 for project, the Education for Tibetan Refugee Children in India, Nepal and Bhutan. 

Sponsorship

Sponsorship

The Tibet House Trust's sponsorship programme helps to fund the schooling of orphan, destitute and poor children in different school in India and Nepal.

Scholarship

Scholarship

Through the Tibet House Trust efforts, the Atlantic college in Wales has offered the 7th scholarship for Tibetan student to studies two-year International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Course. 

Health

Health

The Tibet House Trust received a grant of £192,378 from the Big Lottery Fund to support the vitally important health project, "Water and Sanitation for Tibetan Refugees".

Preserving Tibetan Language & Culture

Preserving Tibetan Language & Culture

Whether Tibetan are growing up in abroad or remain behind in Tibet, Tibetan children are at great risk of not being able to speak and read Tibetan. 

Tibet Film Festival 2009

Tibet Film Festival 2009

The Tibet House Trust in partnership with Through an Exile Lens Project hold a successful Tibet Film Festival 2009 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising against China's rule and 50 years in exile for the Tibetan exile community. 

Community & Economic Development

Community & Economic Development

Agriculture and allied activities form a very important economic sector of the Tibetan refugee community as more than 50% of the total population in exile depends directly or indirectly on farming for their livelihoods. 

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