This non for profit has worked for over 10 years with this Tibetan owned orphanage and handicraft workshop in Lhasa Tibet. All of the money goes to help the children with food, clothing and schooling. In the past there was a capital campaign to rebuild the dormitories. It is a small but wonderful not for profit that really impacts the Tibetan children.
I came across JCEC while searching how best to help an orphanage in Tibet. They have an outstanding record of reporting how my donations help the kids and it’s amazing to see both the success of this nonprofit and also the Jatson children. Blessings on everyone for helping Jatson Chumig Orphanage.
A high school friend of mine, Brian McClatchy, introduced me to the mission of Jatson Chumig and I have been following their work and contributing for several years now. It is one of the most joyous organizations I know of; the smiles on the faces of the children are infectious. An amazing 96.6% of contributions reach the kids living at the orphanage in Lhasa. I am happy to know my contributions are making such a difference in the lives of these children.
I first learned of Jatson Chumig's work when visiting Tibet in 2008. I have supported their efforts ever since. The work they do with orphans and the disabled is amazing. All of their funds go to help real children learn how to survive and prosper in a difficult environment. They have been able to maintain their work and continue to pursue their mission despite a challenging environment. The upgrades to their facilities for the children has been amazing and I believe they are one of the very best and most worthy charities around.
I visited Jatson Chumig in Lhasa a few years ago and I was immediately impressed with the amount of care the children are being given. The children were happy and a great joy to be around. their spirits were high and they were proud of their surroundings. That indicated to me that they were well taken care of and were thriving in their new home. They were mischievous and at the same time well behaved. I am happy to contribute to support one of the students in her education.
Jatson Chumig Educational Corporation is a truly "NON profit" that raises money needed to help the children involved in this Tibetian orphanage. Personally knowing the founder of this organization I will say without reservation that its goals are always 100% on improving the children's lives, and money raised for this purpose is spent 100% on those goals. There are no "administrative" salaries for doing the fund raising and fund distributions. The sole purpose of this nonprofit is "non" profits -- money for helping the children.
I met this group many years ago when I took a trip abroad after college. I have stayed in touch and am continually impressed with the amount of work they are able to perform over the years. It's easy to pay for building and equipment but to get it done properly and manage it after completion is the true challenge. Jatson Chumig has managed their operations very well.
Like every charity, I wish I could do more. Jatson is no different. I wish I could give more because I know the proceeds will be put to use effectively.
I admire this project in Lhasa Tibet very much, iT gives orphans and poor children
an opportunity to build a future, by providing them a safe home, good food and education.
Jatson Chumig Educational Corporation is a great organization that gives so much to a Tibetan run school and orphanage in Lhasa Tibet. It supports the 150+ kids with tuition, supplies. Over the years this not for profit has built two new dorms as well as playgrounds and a new handicraft workshop and home for disabled workers. Starting over 10 years ago, this not for profit sends more than 95% of the donations onto the Tibetan orphanage. I am glad to have supported this great cause over the years. Although a small organization it is making a great and important impact on the children of Tibet.
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.
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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.
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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.
I recently became a donor to JCEC after my cousin highlighted to me the critical support that Jatson Chumig provides to disabled and orphaned children in Lhasa. Because of the low overhead for donations to JCEC, I feel assured that the money I can donate is being used to provide critical housing and educational support
for these children. Brian McClatchy, chief executive officer provides clear information about the needs of the children, and information on which projects are of highest priority. Mr. McClatchy is very responsive to inquiries, keeps donors updated on the progress of the projects that donations fund.
I've been a donor to JCEC for the past three years and I think the organization is a great steward of such funds. I've witnessed donations in action through significant improvement to facilities and amenities for the kids. I think the organization has strong leadership and vision!
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JCEC is an important organization with dedicated staff and volunteers which help the truly disadvantaged children of Tibet. It means so much to my wife and I to sponsor Pema, a small at the school. We hope in a small way we can help a child half way across the world, who does not have the same opportunities that our son has.
JCEC provides direct help to orphaned and disabled children. When i donate to any worthy cause, I like to be confident that my contribution will do the greatest good. JCEC relies on generous volunteers who keep the overhead to a minimum so that the donations can do what they should- better the lives, health and well-being of vulnerable children.
Having spent two months working directly with the kids at Jatson in 2006 while I was in college, teaching them english, eating lunch with them, having them perform traditional songs and dances for childrens day and getting to know the dedicated people (Tenzin is AMAZING!) who keep the school and orphanage running strong, i can honestly say if any organization is worth supporting it's Jatson Chumig. In a place with little hope, they provide a guiding light for so many. To have been able to be a part of that, even for such a short time, was life changing and has since given me purpose in life.
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Along with Tom Leech, Carol Brighton, Jim Canary, and Nimto Sherpa, I ran the Paper Road/Tibet project at Jatson Chumig from 1996 until 2003 when we transferred the remaining funds to Tibetan Handicraft Industry in Kathmandu for continued support of the traditional Tibetan papermaking program that our group helped Jampa and Tenzin start at the school. Although the closing of the non-profit that had allowed us to work in Tibet was difficult, we have been heartened to see that Jampa and Tenzin and the Jatson Chumig papermaking group have continued the program and have surpassed our wildest dreams in that they are making beautiful thangkas on handmade papers, painted by the expert thangka painters at the school. We each made several trips to the school. I have been duly impressed at the care, education, and vocational training provided for the children and the preservation of Tibetan culture that is incorporated in the vocational training programs.
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I visited Jatson Chumig in the Summer of 2007. I was lucky enough to be funded by my college, enabling me to volunteer my services by teaching English and anything else they may have needed. The orphanage is run by very responsible and hard working locals. The kids seemed very happy. It was clear they were treated well and they interacted like a big family. It was obvious that this was a great thing in the lives of these children. I also appreciated how the orphanage attempted to be self supporting by selling locally made Tibetan crafts. I have continued to follow the orphanage since I have returned and support it in any way possible. Great place.
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I volunteered at Jatson Chumig in the summer of 2007. I met the director, Jampa, who is a very sweet ex-monk whom all the kids love. The assistant director, Jampa's daughter, Tenzin, speaks great English and runs all of the administrative details of the school and orphanage. Brian McClatchy, a former volunteer who has helped Jatson Chumig incorporate, is a passionate, kind man who has gone to great efforts to fund raise for all the kids. I had a great time volunteering there, teaching the kids English, translating descriptions for their workshop "museum", and helping disabled students with their physical therapy. The school has a great mission and I am happy to see that conditions are improving there. All the money that you donate to the school helps provide the necessary food, shelter, clothing, and school supplies for the children. It's an absolute pleasure watching the school grow and the children succeed.
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I volunteered at Jatson Chumig school in 2005. Their dedication to Tibetan children was immediately apparent. The school provides additional services for children with disabilities and provides a rare and much-needed service in doing so. The staff at Jatson Chumig are educated, caring, hard-working, and are the school's best asset.
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I first volunteered at Jatson Chumig School and Orphanage (Jatson Chumig) in Lhasa Tibet, P.R. China in 2006 providing physical therapy guidance to disabled students. Jatson Chumig is an NGO founded in 1993.
In 2007 I got to know Brian McClatchy and when he approached me about his goal to found Jatson Chumig Education Corporation (JCEC) I was enthusiastic about what we could achieve.
JCEC was founded in 2009 with an all volunteer board. No salaries are received and an incredible 94% of donations (6% pays direct expenses such as PayPal & bank transfer fees) are transferred to Jatson Chumig in Lhasa. These donations provide food, clothing, education, and medical assistance to the students of Jatson Chumig. Jatson Chumig is currently currently home to about 158 students.
JCEC has also raised funds to renovate buildings and has just begun building a new girls dormitory.
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