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Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts Education, Cultural & Ethnic Awareness, Fund Raising & Fund Distribution, International, International Relief

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.

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Board Member

Rating: 5

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.


Board Member

Rating: 5

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!


Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

5 Julie

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

6 jatsontibet

Board Member

Rating: 5

My name is Brian McClatchy and I am the founder / president of the Jatson Chumig Educational Corporation. Founded in 2009, JCEC raises funds which go directly to the Jatson Chumig School and Orphanage located in Lhasa, Tibet - PRC.

We (JCEC) has a remarkable donation rate as 94% of all donations actually are transferred to Lhasa to help support the school and orphanage.

Consisting of an all volunteer Board, there are no paid employees and no salaries are paid to anyone, thereby making the most of every donation and helping the children at Jatson Chumig in Lhasa, Tibet.

Donations are used to buy: FOOD, CLOTHING, PROVIDE MEDICAL CARE AND TO PAY FOR THE EDUCATION OF ALL THE CHILDREN. Currently, there are 150+ children living at Jatson Chumig in Lhasa.

JCEC is also raising funding to help rebuild Jatson Chumig. After completing a new Kindergarten Room and Physical Therapy Room in 2010, we are embarking on a larger project in 2011. We have now begun building a brand new dormitory for the girls along with a new toilet house to improve the sanitation conditions for all the children.

Jatson Chumig School and Orphanage in Lhasa Tibet is an NGO organization. It opened in 1993 and has been run privately by the same Tibetan family since its founding.

Donations come in from around the world and JCEC transfer all monies it receives to Jatson Chumig in Lhasa to support the school and orphanage. At Jatson Chumig, the children are first and foremost.

Please look at our 990 IRS filings to see our success and visit our website at www.jatsontibet.org to read and see for yourself the success. Employer Identification Number: [EIN] = 35-2355827.

We look forward to YOU learning more about us and becoming involved. This is an OUTSTANDING organization in which donors know their generosity goes directly towards helping the kids. Once again, 94% of every dollar donated goes to helping the children living in Lhasa.