We have been involved with JCEC for many years after a visit to Lhasa and wanting to help the children, but not knowing how best to. We found JCEC and knew it was the right charity for us. JCEC supports able bodied and disabled children to reach their full potential, not only with basic necessities, but also love, kindness and education. The Tibetan culture is respected (difficult to do in China). It is heartwarming to see how happy the kids are there, and it is a proven success story with many graduates attending tertiary college. Please look at their website and consider donating; there are many flexible options. They are funded purely by donations and proceeds from handcrafts.
I went to Jatson last summer as volunteer, teaching English, Math, and Arts. Children in Jatson Chumig are so lovable. I was greeted by dances and songs every morning. Jatson's children lived together like brothers and sisters, helping each other and take care of each other. Their hearts are as beautiful and crystal as the clear blue sky of Tibet. I met some children who are physically challenged....but have very positive and strong will to overcome difficulties. It was a very touching moment when I saw one little boy (lost his right hand) insisted in doing his stuff without my help, and smiled back to me when he succeeded. The day I left campus, I burst into tears, when a little child who could draw and write beautifully, gave me a picture with my smiling face and a sentence "teacher, thank you for your warm smile to me". I missed the children very much. I gain more than I gave during the life-changing volunteering in Jatson.
Review from Guidestar
When many are turning their heads away from Tibet due to China's influence around the world, individuals who have the hearts and soul for humanity steps up to provide education and living to physically challenged and orphaned Tibetan Children who would otherwise be unnoticed in the Occupied land. I really appreciate what JCEC is doing to help under privileged children in Tibet hidden from the world behind the China's Iron Curtain.
We have been involved with The Jatson Chumig Educational Corporation since it was founded by Brian and Joanne McClatchy. Due to the unbelievable job done by Brian in helping the children with their education, clothing, medical expenses and now by building a new dormitory building these children are now living an incredibly better life everyday that each of them deserve. Unlike most non-profit organizations The Jatson Chumig Educationall Corporation donates 95 cents of every dollar raised directly to the betterment of Jatson Chumig and the children that live there. This is itself an amazing story due to the efforts and 100% free time given by Brian McClatchy, meaning that he does not get paid a salary or receive compensation in any way. Because of everything I have discussed we have given thousands of dollars to The Jatson Chumig Educationall Corporation over the years and we will continue to support this great cause for years to come. Thank you to Brian and Joanne McClatchy for all of the wonderful things you have done to make such a better life for the children of Jatson Chumig.
We represent the Collette Foundation, one of the philanthropic arms of Collette Vacations, the oldest escorted tour operator in the United States. The Collette Foundation focuses on providing resources to children in areas we visit with our passengers around the globe. We purposely select our sites based on the difference the entity we are partnering with intends to make and the stability of the organization to carry through with plans we agree to fund. We have partnered now with Jatson Chumig School & Orphanage since 2008. Our first grant in 2008 provided new uniforms and clothing to the students. In 2011, many of the uniforms were worn out and new uniforms especially for the frigid winter months were required. We agreed to fund the replacement of the unifirms and upgrade the material for an even warmer winter uniform for these deserving children. In 2010, the Collette Foundation funded the renovation of an old dilapidated building into a new Kindergarten Room for the young children. As we enter 2012 we are very much committed to building communities that will better the lives for children around the globe. They deserve every chance to have a positive, promising and bright future.
It has been so rewarding to work with this wonderful Tibetan school, which provides handicapped, orphaned, and destitute children of Tibet with a supportive, nurturing home, a basic education, vocational job training and more. We look forward to continuing to fund iniatives of this very worthy organization. The team at Jatson Chumig School and Orphanage does an exceptional job of communitcating with us on the status of our projects every step of the way. We are proud to be one of the supporters of the Jatson Chumig School & Orphanage.
I have been a volunteer at Jatson Chumig Welfare school in Llasa since 2004. But it is Brian McClatchy's single-handed endeavor in setting up JCEC to make an impact on the orphanage by formalizing and converging the fundraising effort dedicated to the school. He is the only member on the board that is dedicated to JCEC full-time, and as a board member, I have witnessed and been touched by the difference JCEC has made to the school and its children to date, including the rebuilding of the girl's dormitory, the opening of kindergarten room, the set-up of website that outreaches to not only English-speaking but also Chinese-speaking communities, and the distribution of winter and summer school uniform that gives the students a sense of unity and pride. Going forward, it is hoped that JCEC can assist in upgrading the teaching resources and the boys' dormitory, in addition to supporting ongoing operating expenses. It is also hoped that stronger mutual trust can be established between JCEC and the local government, that the organization is solely dedicated to supporting the cause of the welfare school for the needy children across Tibet.
I volunteered at Jatson Chumig in January 2008. January is the coldest month of the year in Tibet, but no sooner did I arrive then my heart was warmed by the cheerful, happy children at Jatson. The care that the housemothers, the administrators and the children had for one another was unlike anything I had ever seen! Orphaned and disabled children with no real family, no real possessions and seemingly no future, lived together as a family, caring for one another and striving to become educated, contributing members of society. This would not be possible, but for the commitment of the founders of Jatson Chumig and JCEC to provide food, clothing, shelter and a caring environment to these almost forgotten children. I have been involved with JCEC since its inception and have the highest regard for its mission and integrity in furthering its goals. Please join us in enriching the lives of these needy children!
As founder of The Jatson Chumig Educational Corporation, we've done an outstanding job in helping the children at Jatson Chumig School and Orphanage in Lhasa, Tibet. We are proud to state that 95% of all donations reach the orphanage with only 5% used as operating expenses. Thus far, the children have been helped in many ways such as, buying food, clothing, medical expenses and paying for their education. JCEC has also raised funds to build a new dormitory for the girls in 2011 and also a new toilet house for everyone in 2011. This has greatly improved their living conditions and sanitation conditions at the orphanage. The Collette Foundation has been extremely helpful in providing funds in buying new clothing (school uniforms) for all the children in 2008 and again in 2011. The Collette Foundation also donated funds to renovate an old, empty building into a new kindergarten room for the youngest of the Jatson Chumig children. In 2012, we hope to continue the rebuilding at the orphanage with the construction of a new boy's dormitory. Next year (2013) Jatson Chumig School and Orphanage in Lhasa, Tibet will celebrate its 20th anniversary (1993-2013). This program does an incredible job in providing opportunities for the children of Tibet and the USA nonprofit, JCEC, helps by providing assistance without compensation. All services provided by JCEC are donated and no salary or compensation is paid to anyone.
A coworker introduced me to JCEC two years ago. After seeing the photographs and hearing about the school/orphanage I decided to sponsor a little boy. I have not doubted my decision for a minute. I have received letters and photographs from the boy I sponsor. I keep these on my desk at work as a reminder to keep things in perspective and remember what is important. My coworker has visited the school a few times and has given me first hand updates on the improvements to the facilities there. Most recently she provided me with some wonderful photographs. She has also told me about the positive impact the teachers/caregivers at this school are providing to the children. I feel confident that the donation I provide is being used in the best way possible.
Review from Guidestar
This nonprofit, The Jatson Chumig Educational Corporation, has done an incredible job in both assisting and in helping to rebuild the Lhasa Jatson Chumig Welfare Special School located in Lhasa, Tibet ~ PRC.
Most recently, November 2011, a new girl's dormitory and a new toilet house were both completed. These buildings will help improve the sanitation conditions and provide a much improved standard of living.
JCEC is helping children, orphaned children and disabled children living in Tibet. They do this by raising funds to assist this school and orphanage in Lhasa ... and they do this without anyone being compensated. This is the true-meaning of a nonprofit, service for others.
With a 96% donation to organization record, I feel confident that my donations go directly to help the children living at Jatson Chumig in Lhasa.