BECOME A TIBET FUND SPONSOR

You can make a big difference in the life of a Tibetan refugee who has no family to care for them in exile. Through your sponsorship of a Tibetan monk, nun, child or elder, you will be helping monastic institutions, schools, performing arts organizations, and elder homes to provide nutritious meals, clothing, educational materials, health care, and other necessities to their residents. Your support will help to ensure that Tibetans are well cared for and able to sustain their culture and identity in exile. The Tibet Fund underwrites the administrative costs of the Sponsorship Program so that 100 percent of our sponsors’ funds go to India and Nepal where they are most needed.


SPONSOR A MONK
SELECT THE MONK(S) YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR
The monasteries that have been re-established in exile were originally built decades ago for much smaller populations than they have today.  As more and more refugees escape from Tibet and seek admission to exile monasteries, the resources of the monasteries are being stretched thin.  The monasteries need your support in order to properly house, feed, clothe, and educate their members.   Please consider becoming a sponsor of a monk from one of the monasteries listed.


SPONSOR A NUN
SELECT THE NUN(S) YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR
Under the leadership of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the prospects for Tibetan refugee and other Himalayan women who want to take ordination and pursue a monastic education have greatly improved. The nunneries that have been built in exile are facing many challenges as they expand the scope of the nuns’ education and role in society. Unlike many of the monasteries, the nunneries lack wide exposure that would allow them to raise funds, so their resources are very limited.  Despite this circumstance, they have become vibrant centers of Buddhist study and practice. Your sponsorship will enable a nunnery to fully care for and educate a nun, thereby helping to raise the prospects of women in the community.

SPONSOR AN ELDER: JAWALAKHEL ELDER HOME
SELECT THE ELDER(S) YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR
Tibetans have lived as refugees for many years and the number of aged Tibetans is increasing.  Many of these elders do not have either social support or families to care for them so the need is urgent for elder housing where their basic needs are met.  The Tsering Elder Home was constructed in Kathmandu , Nepal in 2003 with seed money to purchase land from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and funding from the Tibet Fund for construction of the home. Currently 50 Tibetan elders receive a safe and warm place to live as well as nutritious meals, health and social services, and clothing at the Home.  The Home has no source of permanent income to help meet the daily expenses of the elders and for the maintenance expenses of the home and for staff salaries and must therefore solicit funding.

SPONSOR AN ELDER: TSERING ELDER HOME
SELECT THE ELDER(S) YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR
Tibetans have lived as refugees for many years and the number of aged Tibetans is increasing.  Many of these elders do not have either social support or families to care for them so the need is urgent for elder housing where their basic needs are met.  The Tsering Elder Home was constructed in Kathmandu , Nepal in 2003 with seed money to purchase land from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and funding from the Tibet Fund for construction of the home. Currently 50 Tibetan elders receive a safe and warm place to live as well as nutritious meals, health and social services, and clothing at the Home.  The Home has no source of permanent income to help meet the daily expenses of the elders and for the maintenance expenses of the home and for staff salaries and must therefore solicit funding.

SPONSOR A SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD: NGOENGA SCHOOL FOR TIBETAN DISABLED CHILDREN
SELECT THE SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR
The Ngoenga School, one of the first schools for disabled Tibetan children, was established near Dehradun, India in 2000 at the urging of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The school is under the administration of Department of Health which does not have a stable source of funds to meet the expenses of the school. The Department of Health is, therefore, compelled to solicit sponsorships for the support of the students in the coming years.

SPONSOR A PERFORMING ARTS STUDENT
SELECT THE PERFORMING ARTS STUDENT(S) YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR
For centuries, Tibet's secular and religious performance traditions have embodied the Tibetan world view and identity, both within Tibet and now, in the post-1959 era, in the rest of the world.  Against great odds, scores of performing artists living in exile have dedicated themselves to the preservation of these traditions, to transmit them to the next generation of Tibetan children and to share them with others.  These artists need your support to sustain their mission.  By sponsoring an individual member of the two performing arts organizations featured here, you will help ensure that the vibrant heart of Tibetan culture will endure.

SPONSOR A CHILD IN EXILE
SELECT THE TIBETAN CHILD IN EXILE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR
Every year thousands of Tibetans risk their lives crossing the high Himalayan passes to freedom in exile. Of these, approximately 40 percent are children whose parents have sent them out of Tibet so that they can receive a modern education grounded in Tibetan cultural values and language. Often ill-equipped, the children reach the border traumatized and suffering from frostbite and other illnesses. They are quickly taken into Tibetan-run schools and kindergartens in India and Nepal set up for newcomers. These schools urgently need your help to feed, clothe, house and educate the children. Please sponsor a child and help secure their future.

SPONSOR A CHILD IN TIBET
SELECT THE ORPHANAGE IN TIBET WHERE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR A CHILD
Thousands of children across Tibet are orphaned or sent to orphanages by their parents because they are too poor to care for their child. In Tibet, there is no social safety net for poor children who have no relatives to care for them.   Most orphanages are established by individual Tibetans, who struggle to get them built and then sustain them as more and more children arrive at the door. In response to this dire situation, The Tibet Fund is seeking sponsorships for children at three orphanages in Tibet. Your support will make a very big difference in the life of a Tibetan orphan and will help sustain the orphanage where they live.  Please consider becoming a sponsor of a Tibetan orphan in Tibet.


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