The staff of Machik DC and Chengdu and numerous volunteers around the world are preparing to convene in Chengdu, Sichuan, for Machik’s annual Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) from July 22 to August 19. We are now enrolling rural Tibetan students who come from all 3 major regions of Tibet: Kham, Amdo, and U-tsang, including 8 students from the Tibetan Blind Vocational Training School.
This year’s team of volunteer teachers hail from prestigious schools such as the University of Baltimore, Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth College, George Washington University, and from Chinese schools such as Southwest University for Nationalities, Beijing University, Qinghai University for Nationalities, Tongji University, and the University of International Business and Economics. Volunteers are forging international partnerships and developing curricula for this summer’s classes, which cover topics such as Tibetan language, social entrepreneurship, health, the arts, science, and English.
We are scheduling guest speakers, outstanding Tibetan, Chinese and global experts on topics such as Tibetan language, films, health, social business, and even Tibetan mushrooms! The speakers will present on their areas of expertise to the Tibetan students.
In the Tibetan context, Machik's SEP is an unprecedented and innovative program that provides a unique learning opportunity for both the Tibetan students and a diverse group of volunteers. Funds are urgently required to meet our projected budget. Donate today to support a vibrant future for the youth of Tibet!