Mission: The mission of the Jatson Chumig Educational Corporation is to improve the housing, health, educational and vocational opportunities available to the orphaned and handicapped students who attend The Jatson Chumig Welfare Special School in Lhasa, Tibet ~ P.R. China
Results: JCEC raised funds to build a new kindergarten room, a new physical therapy room in 2010. Also in 2010, new greenhouses were built to help defer the cost of buying vegetables and instead, we grow our own to help feed the children. In November, 2011 ~ a new girl's dormitory was completed (home to 78 girls) and a new toilet house was built which improved overall sanitation for everyone. In 2012, a new boy's dormitory was completed adding a new home for 80 boys. In 2016, a new playground was built along with four new handicraft workshops and new apartment / housing for the handicapped employees of Jatson Chumig / handicraft workshops. Currently, donated funds also pay for the educational cost of the 29 children now attending colleges & universities in Tibet and mainland China.
Target demographics: Serving orphaned and disabled orphaned children living in Lhasa, Tibet since 1993.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 150+ children
Geographic areas served: Lhasa, Tibet ~ PRC
Programs: Handicraft Workshops help continue the Tibetan art of papermaking, boot making, incense making and making clothing. Education provides the children an opportunity to truly change their life. Jatson Chumig provides a full primary education (K-6) and children in middle school through high school and even university gives these kids tremendous opportunities to improve their lives in the future.
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.