Educating Tibetan Bon Children and Youth

by Creating Hope International (CHI) Vetted since 2010 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit

Summary

This project will help Tibetan Bon children and youth, who are orphans or poor, by providing housing, food and primary through post- secondary education. These children fled their homeland and are living as refugees in other states. A minority group, many Tibetan Bon children live in poverty and have no access to education. The Yungdrung Bon Monastic Center in northern India houses, feeds and provides education to more than 400 children and youth, giving them an opportunity for a better life.

$70,000
total goal
$18,482
remaining
214
donors
1
monthly donor
10
years

Challenge

The Bon are a minority Tibetan ethnic group that fled to India when the Chinese invaded Tibet in 1959. In 1968, the Bon established a community in Dolanji, India. Today, the community has 3 children's hostels, a school (through 12th grade), a health center and a community farm. The students in the Bon community come from Tibet, Mongolia, India, Nepal and Bhutan. The students are refugees from Tibet or long-time residents of the other countries but lack educational opportunity at home.

Solution

Creating Hope International is working with the Bon to make primary through post-secondary education possible for the community's children and youth. This project will help up to 400 children and youth, most of them refugees, live in a dormitory and attend the school for a year.

Long-Term Impact

Education will improve these children's opportunities and the standard of living for the entire community. Some Tibetan students who have benefited from past scholarship programs have returned to Dolanji as leaders and health workers, while others have gone onto university or other study or started work.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.creatinghope.org
Creating Hope International

Organization Information

Creating Hope International (CHI)

Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.creatinghope.org
Project Leader:
Toc Dunlap
Dearborn, Michigan United States

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