230 children are educated free of charge in the Drokpa center. They learn in Tibetan what is not available in state Chinese schools.
A school in Tsolho Tibet Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province preserves the Tibetan language, reduces illiteracy and strengthens the sense of belonging among resettled nomads. Almost 5,000 live in the area and education is open to all ages.
Drokpa means nomad in Tibetan. There are two million of them living in Tibet and their situation has been complicated in recent years in the areas where we work.
In cooperation with the Pentok Institute, we financed the creation of a nomadic education center.
Another 100 textbooks were bought for the children, we contributed to the teachers’ quarterly salaries and the school kitchen was equipped. A picture book in Tibetan for children aged 3-6 has also been published, which is offered in bookstores in other areas. Classes at the school take place every day from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and in addition to the school, the building also houses an adult training center and a kitchen. Teaching is provided by four teachers with a director, food for the children is provided by a cook, and volunteers also help.
The project was terminated by the Chinese government. Not long after that, the activity of the Pentok Institute was also terminated.