In 2014, we helped 1,875 people who live in remote areas of Tibet and India. They’re little kids, Tibetan refugees, monks and nuns, nomadic families and seniors without families and resources. Thanks to everyone who participated in our projects, we handed them over 3, 1 million CZ (112 700 €)!
Thanks to the sponsorship we helped to 371 children with their education. In Tibet, they are studying in Gyalten School. In the northern India, the children live without parents in SOS villages, looked after by Tibetan Homes Foundation or in the one of six supported monasteries. In northern India we also support 104 Tibetan seniors, who live without families. We secured them their basic needs: pharmaceuticals, medical treatment, food, blankets and accommodation.
Because health is the most important thing for us, in 2014 we focused our help on children with tuberculosis. We provided treatment for children, who live in SOS villages as the Tibetan Homes Foundation and had no money for it.
Moreover, we supported the care of the old and disabled seniors; we conveyed the crutches and wheelchairs to them. We also donated 125 goats to poor Tibetan nomads from Sumdho village in Himalayas. And we managed to establish the new sewing workshop in the town Dharamsala. The workshop is providing livelihood for poor Tibetan women and men.
We are the only Czech nongovernmental organization, which support directly several schools in Tibet. We secured school supplies, food and accommodation for 30 children from Gyalten School. We helped to build a new kitchen and other rooms in the Drokpa centre.
We were honored to meet the Dalai Lama in his residence in Dharamsala, when he blessed everyone who gets involved in our projects.
We try to be active even in the Czech Republic. In 2014 we organized the “Festival ProTibet”, which took place in 32 towns. We also conducted 68 lectures in schools and 25 exhibitions throughout the Czech Republic. In addition we participated in the edition of a CD – “Himalayan stories” and we started a new e-shop, where we offer products of Tibetan refugees.