A BRIEF LOOK AT OUR ACHIEVMENTS
Professional Development: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama considers the education of the upcoming generation of Tibetans to be the highest priority for the Tibetan community in exile. In 2013 alone, TTF supported 52 Tibetans in their pursuit of higher education. Funding in this area, which is facilitated and overseen by TTF, amounts to roughly $530,000 annually. Since 1988, TTF has provided scholarships to over 400 Tibetan students pursuing higher studies in the US.
Sponsorships: In 2013, over $180,000 was provided in funding to 33 educational institutions in exile, including refugee schools and monasteries. Over the past 15 years, TTF has granted over $4 million in aid to educational institutions serving the exile community.
Tibetan Education Project: TTF has worked diligently to strengthen the educational system within the Tibetan exile community, partnering on programs such as the CTA’s Tibetan Education Project. This project works to improve the quality of educational opportunities for students at Tibetan schools, increase student access to higher education and professional degree programs and strengthen the management and development of the Tibetan educational system. In 2013, the Tibetan Education Project received $1 million in funding.
Protection and Improved Health and Livelihoods: TTF has overseen and implemented countless programs for vulnerable Tibetan refugees living in the 54 settlements in India and Nepal. Programs in health care, sanitation, economic development, among others, received a total of $2,539,248 in funding last year.