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Causes: Arts & Culture, Cultural & Ethnic Awareness, International, International Development, International Migration & Refugee Issues

Mission: The Tibet Fund works to ensure Tibetan culture and identity remain a vibrant part of our global heritage and that Tibetans in exile and in Tibet will thrive in today’s world. As the primary vehicle for international humanitarian assistance from individuals, foundations and governments, The Tibet Fund brings urgently needed resources to the Tibetan-run institutions and grassroots organizations that sustain the Tibetan way of life, language and cultural traditions.  The Tibet Fund was established in 1981 under the auspices of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to help Tibetan refugees rebuild their lives and preserve their distinct cultural, religious and national identity in exile. We work closely with the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) to implement programs for the more than 110,000 refugees living in settlements and scattered communities in India, Nepal, and Bhutan.

Programs: Humanitarian Assistance Sponsorship Program Education Health Care Economic & Community Development Cultural & Religious Preservation Programs in Tibet

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I am proud of your charity. But, I feel that your help only goes towards on part of Tibet where as there are 3 different regions. The regions are Utsang, Kham, and Amdo. But most of your help is directed towards Utsang. There are Tibetan settlements in Arunachal Pradesh such as Tezu and Maio. These are some of the poorest settlements. Here the Tibetan families can't further their child's education due to the expensive tuitions. I feel that your prestigious help can be most appreciated by these areas. I also feel that your work can have a greater impact and significance in such areas.

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development 01/03/2012

Thank you so much for your comments. In working with the Central Tibetan Administration and other partners, we seek to fund programs throughout all regions of Tibet and throughout the entire settlement system. However it should be noted that programs must of course also reflect our mission and we rely on local implementation partners. While we do as much as possible to leverage implementation capacity on the ground, sometimes this is a challenge, especially in Tibet. Thank you in particular for your comments about the need for scholarships and tuition assistance for the poorest of Tibetan children and youth. As you may know, this is one of the new Kalon Tripa's chief concerns. Our scholarship programs for Tibetan exiles and those still in Tibet are also a major priority and we actively seek to recruit applicants from the poorer ares of Tibet as well as those settlements in India, etc. that also have a severe lack of access to education. To learn more: Education Programs - http://www.tibetfund.org/prog_education.html Programs in Tibet - http://www.tibetfund.org/prog_tibet.html

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