The World Meets Tibet, Tibet Meets The World.

Background

Over 150,000 Tibetans refugees have fled Tibet since the Chinese occupation. This has created worldwide Tibetan diasporas, the most famous representative of which is His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Dharamsala is the second home of His holiness as well as the government in exile and thousands of refugees.

The difficulties facing refugees:

  • Loneliness and isolation from family and friends
  • Disconnection and alienation from Indian and Western culture
  • Lack of community support structures
  • Unemployment and lack of educational opportunities
  • Alcoholism and drug abuse
  • Language barriers

Tibet World was started February 2013 with the aim of helping Tibetan refugees in McLeod Ganj, India through education programs.  What started as a small, one room school is now a thriving organization with many classrooms and volunteers from around the world.  We provide language and conversation classes in English, German, Tibetan, French, and Chinese at different levels.  We provide classes for more than, 405 students who only have to pay Rs.300 a year to attend as many classes as they like, and more than 10 international volunteers work by teaching classes from 9am to 5pm each day.

Table and Chart of development of Tibet World for 2013-2014

DateSpaceClassActivities
Jan-13Founder’s homeChinesNone
Feb-13One small office and class roomEnglish, Chinese and GermanNone
May-13One bigger office and three class roomsEnglish, German and Chinese and FrenchTibetan Folk show , Yoga, Buddhism
May-14Same spaceEnglish, German and Chinese and FrenchTibetan Folk show , Yoga
Jun-1424 rooms, a hall and a cafeEnglish, German and Chinese, French, Hindu and TibetanFolk show, Yoga , community cafe, show document films etc