Tibetan refugees in exile in Tezu, India

by American Himalayan Foundation
Tibetan refugees in exile in Tezu, India
Tibetan refugees in exile in Tezu, India
Tibetan refugees in exile in Tezu, India
Tibetan refugees in exile in Tezu, India
Tibetan refugees in exile in Tezu, India
Tibetan refugees in exile in Tezu, India
Tibetan refugees in exile in Tezu, India
Tibetan refugees in exile in Tezu, India
Tibetan refugees in exile in Tezu, India
Tibetan refugees in exile in Tezu, India
Tibetan refugees in exile in Tezu, India
Tibetan refugees in exile in Tezu, India
Tibetan refugees in exile in Tezu, India
Tibetan refugees in exile in Tezu, India
Tibetan refugees in exile in Tezu, India
Tibetan refugees in exile in Tezu, India
Tibetan refugees in exile in Tezu, India
Tibetan refugees in exile in Tezu, India
Tibetan refugees in exile in Tezu, India
Tibetan refugees in exile in Tezu, India
Tibetan refugees in exile in Tezu, India
Tibetan refugees in exile in Tezu, India

Project Report | Jan 15, 2019
Success! Thank you for making it happen.

By Bruce Moore | Regional Field Director

The school headmistress with the new generator.
The school headmistress with the new generator.

Dear friends,

We are so grateful for your generosity helping the Tibetan refugee community in Tezu, India get their noodle making business up and running and providing a new generator to the local school.

We're thrilled to report that, thanks to your help, both projects have been fully funded and the machinery has been delivered and is in operation. The noodle machine, run by two employees from the settlement, has already produced 2,000 noodle packets and counting! Great news for the more than 700 shareholders invested in the cooperative and their families. Along with the co-op, there is a shop where local residents can purchase the noodles. They hope to partner with restaurants and shops in neighboring districts in the near future.

The backup generator has also been installed and is ready for students when school opens after the Tibetan New Year (Losar) on February 5th. They will now have consistent, full days of learning, un-interrupted by power outages. Electricity provides light and keeps the ceiling fans running, crucial to surviving the hot summer days and helping students stay focused on their studies. The power will also keep the water running during frequent power cuts, enabling the school to stay open. In the words of the Headmistress: "The generations of scholars of this school will remember AHF for making their life at school a lot easier."

Please enjoy the photos below of the community enjoying their new noodle business and generator.

Students at Tezu are eager to learn!
Students at Tezu are eager to learn!
Noodles hanging to dry
Noodles hanging to dry
The machine is operated by two employees.
The machine is operated by two employees.
Inaugurated and blessed by Ganor Rinpoche
Inaugurated and blessed by Ganor Rinpoche
And, the final product! Beautiful.
And, the final product! Beautiful.

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Sep 20, 2018
An exciting update from the Tezu Dargeyling Tibetan Settlement

By Toria Somerville | Administrative Associate

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American Himalayan Foundation

Location: San Francisco, CA - USA
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Project Leader:
Erica Stone
San Francisco , CA United States

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