Documenting survival stories on Tibetan refugees is one of 3 Generations’ biggest priorities. This summer we were fortunate enough to interview Rinchen Dharlo, a pre-eminent Tibetan refugee, statesman and current president of the Tibet Fund. We at 3 Generations are all grateful he has shared his story with us.
Rinchen Dharlo is the former representative of the Dalai Lama to the Americas and is currently living in New York City. Mr. Dharlo was born in Western Tibet near Nepal, the oldest of five children. In 1959, he and his family fled oppression from occupying China. While migrating around Nepal, they lived in tents or under trees, having to endure very harsh conditions while also stricken with disease. His mother and younger brother died tragically during this time.
Rinchen eventually managed to enroll at a school in India which the Indian government setup for Tibetan children. Unfortunately, he had to leave his family behind, but still tried to keep in contact with them as they moved from place to place despite not always knowing where they were. As president of the Tibet Fund, Mr. Dharlo now helps other Tibetan refugees retain their cultural practices and teach others about Tibetan culture and tradition.
Mr. Dharlo's moving story will soon be publicly available through our archives at www.3generations.org. Thank you, Rinchen, for sharing your incredible story with us. For more stories like this one, please consider donating to our project today. Every little bit helps when it comes filming, editing and sharing these stories!
You + Global Giving + 3 Generations = 50% more support for survivors!
Tomorrow, your support of our project means even more. Global Giving is offering to match your donation by 50% on July 16th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. (EDT).
Take this opportunity to make your yearly or monthly donation.
There are other exciting prizes for our project as well, including big cash bonuses that will help us all year long as we record more stories from Rwanda, Tibet, Cambodia, and the US. You can help us share these stories.
Hurry, this offer is only viable from 9:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on July 16th!
Thanks to our generous donors who have already helped us get closer to our goal. Our team is so lucky to have such great supporters!
Our Tibetan voices project continues this summer with planned interviews with two Tibetans, including Thupten Jinpa Langri, the principle English translator and interpreter for His Holiness the Dalai Lama for the past 29 years. Jinpa-la recently appeared in Tricycle Magazine, discussing the relationship of Tibetan Buddhism with the West.
A religious scholar with qualifications from both the East and West, Jinpa-la has a lot of knowledge to impart, which is why 3 Generations will be interviewing him about his vison for a world without atrocity. Inspired by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, we are recording the voices of visionaries like Jinpa-la because if we cannot imagine a better world, we cannot create one.
Thanks for your support as we continue to ampify the voices of Tibetans and work toward a world without atrocity.
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You + Global Giving + 3 Generations = 50% more support for Tibetans!
This week, your support of our project means even more. Global Giving UK is offering to match your donation by 50% through March 10th.
There are other exciting prizes for our project as well, including big cash bonuses that will help us all year long as we add more voices to the Truth About Tibet project.
Hurry, this offer only runs through March 10th, 2014 and while funds last!
Thanks to our generous donors who have already helped us get closer to our goal! Our team is lucky to have such dedicated supporters. Donations must be made through GlobalGiving.co.uk.
Starting next Monday, Global Giving UK is matching donations by 50%! All online donations received through the GlobalGiving.co.uk site (but NOT GlobalGiving.org) will be eligible for the 50% matching funds (until matching funds run out).
There are other exciting prizes as well including cash bonuses of £1,000 and £500 for the top two projects that generate the largest amount of money and £500 for the top project to solicit the greatest number of unique donations by the end of the campaign on March 10th, 2014.
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