Help keep the Tibetan language alive in Nepal

This is an urgent appeal from our Project Liaison Officer in Nepal, Penpa Tsering.

“We face the very real threat of the Tibetan language and culture dying out here in Nepal – and we need your help to stop this happening.

Life is tough for Tibetan refugee families in Nepal, and money is tight. But despite these hardships, Tibetans do everything they can to give their children a good education, and to keep the Tibetan culture alive.

The best way to achieve both these goals is to have their children taught by Tibetan teachers, in their native tongue. But so many parents are living in poverty. They can’t afford the school fees for their children. Without this financial support, schools can’t pay Tibetan teachers. And this is why I am asking for your help today.

Lhakpa (pictured top) is seven years old, a bright student and a keen learner, so it’s no surprise that she wants to be a teacher when she grows up. She could be part of the next generation of Tibetan teachers here in Pokhara. With your support, Lhakpa could help keep her language and her culture alive. Lobsang, pictured below, would love to be a doctor one day.

If you are able to support this appeal, you can give children like Lhakpa and Lobsang the chance to go to school and learn in Tibetan, to have pride in Tibetan culture, and create a brighter future for themselves. I can assure you that the teachers we are hoping to fund are totally committed.

Computer and science teacher Tashi told me, “I hope to deliver the best of my learning to students and prepare them for a brighter future. I want to offer my heartfelt gratitude to you, if you are able to help to pay my salary.”

Will you send a gift to help pay the salary of a Tibetan teacher in Pokhara, Nepal? Remember, your kindness today could help keep the Tibetan language and culture alive.

With my thanks and best wishes.”

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Donation Total: £40.00