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
|Feb-13||One small office and class room||English, Chinese and German||None|
|May-13||One bigger office and three class rooms||English, German and Chinese and French||Tibetan Folk show , Yoga, Buddhism|
|May-14||Same space||English, German and Chinese and French||Tibetan Folk show , Yoga|
|Jun-14||24 rooms, a hall and a cafe||English, German and Chinese, French, Hindu and Tibetan||Folk show, Yoga , community cafe, show document films etc|