Give a rural Tibetan youth an enriching summer!



Machik's Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) offers rural Tibetan students a dynamic and stimulating learning environment for 4 weeks each summer. The 2013 SEP will take place from July 12 to August 10.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Tibetans in China routinely face challenges including unequal access to quality education and programs that value and cultivate Tibetan language and culture. Rural Tibetan students, many of whom come from illiterate farming and herding families, are in need of education that not only provides the basic skills needed to subsist in a changing world-Chinese, math and science proficiency-but that serves to support and enrich connections to Tibetan language, culture and history.

How will this project solve this problem?

International volunteers and local staff will collaborate with middle and high school students from across the Plateau to provide the opportunity to expand student knowledge in the areas of language, science, drama, photography, music and arts.

Potential Long Term Impact

The SEP strives to train the next generation of Tibetan leaders by instilling the values of community service, cultural preservation and environmental conservation and by encouraging reflection on Tibetan identity in a globalized world.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $49,000

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $49,000 .  The original project funding goal was $49,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Washington, DC, United States

Project Leader

Tenzing Tekan

Development Officer
Washington, DC United States

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