The Tibetan Education & Relief Association
T.E.R.A. - the Tibetan Education & Relief Association including Himalayan Communities, Registered Charity no. 802974 - has been making a difference to the lives of people in Tibet, India, and Nepal since 1986. We provide pooled sponsorship for the health, welfare and education of people from multi-ethnic backgrounds living in the most impoverished Himalayan communities. Our small group of unpaid volunteers meet their own expenses, so 100% of your donation goes directly to our projects and benefits those in most need - maximum value for your money!
In a highly-restricted remote area of Tibet we support a part-time health clinic, which we have refurbished to a better level of functionality to allow more families better access to healthcare. We have also funded the building of a school with local eco-friendly materials, where the children from our sponsored families benefit from schooling up to the age of 13. Your donations help us to support over 70 nomadic Tibetan Drokpa families living in harsh conditions.
In Nepal we are sponsoring the education, health and welfare of 15 impoverished Nepalese Tamang, Magar, Newar, Chhetri, Tamu and Sherpa children. The children also receive extra-curricular English lessons from the retired Head of the English Department of a highly reputable school in Kathmandu - she gives her time freely, so that they may achieve a high standard of English education for a better start in life, and greater employment opportunities after leaving school. T.E.R.A. is focused more than ever on enabling children to become well-educated, as a skilled population is vital to the recovery of Nepal after the devastating earthquakes in 2015. Our aim is to sponsor 100 children every year, so please donate whatever you can as even small donations make a huge difference - approx. £15 enables us to sponsor a whole month's school fees for one child.
In India, T.E.R.A. sponsors the health and welfare of eleven Indian families, our Representative and his assistant, and two elderly Tibetans (and others when aid is needed) in a remote, impoverished Indian community. The families include households of single mothers living alone with children (sometimes up to five people living in one room), because of abandonment or very little support due to severe family health issues or bereavement. T.E.R.A. has also helped with the building of separate outside toilets for people in the same community, which enabled them to apply for food coupons in order to feed their families. Every £20 you donate helps to support a family for a whole year, so your donations go a long way!
PLEASE NOTE: We are actively seeking funds to support our established and ongoing projects, which are our priorities for the foreseeable future. We are not able to grant funds to other organisations or individuals, so we will not reply to unsolicited requests for funding. Thank you.
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