The Tibetan Children’s Village (TCV) in Dharamsala was established in 1960 with 51 children. Today TCV Dharamsala has approximately 2,000 residents and 150 day students. Residents live in 42 Family Homes, two hostels for older children and a baby home for toddlers, and attend the educational facilities ranging from Kindergarten to High school on campus. TCV’s goal is to provide parental care and love, develop a sound foundation for nurturing Tibetan identity and culture, and foster character and moral values. In response to growing demand, TCV has established 18 branch schools, vocational training centers, crèches, day schools and youth centers in other settlement locations.
10 years old from very remote place called Doplo, Nepal border. The people in Dolpo are very simple and most of them survive their life by doing a simple seasonal farming. Dawa parents approached the welfare office of their native place to provide a support for an admission for Dawa Dorjee and was admitted under the special category of destitute children. Dawa is very happy in home number 10 with 29 other children under the care of a foster mother. He is attending class III in the junior section this year. He loves playing marbles during leisure time. . He also loves drawings and reading Tibetan books.
Kunga’s from Mustang, Nepal. As farmers, Samdups parents struggled to yield harvest and barely made enough income. As he grew older his parents became worried about his future; they did not want him to shadow their lives. In hopes that their son would get a better education, Samdup’s parents sent him to TCV School, he loves to read and play football.
14 year old boy, born in Gyamdong, Tawang district in Arunachal Pradesh. His parents are farmers. Unfortunately, his father deserted the family soon after Tashi was born. His mother was left all alone to take care of her 4 siblings. Being illiterate, she did not have any steady job to earn her livelihood except to work hard on her small plot of land. She found it very difficult to cope up with the daily expenses. TCV School admitted Tashi on March 2017 under destitute category until he completes school. He’s currently studying in class VIII in the middle section. He lives in our home number 38 with 29 other boys under the loving care of a foster mother. Football and basketball are his favorite games. He also likes to read story books.
Tenzin’s 11 years old from Paljorling Tibetan Settlement in Pokhara, Nepal. Tenzin’s father is a peon in the Tibetan Settlement in Pokhra. His mother is a tailor. He has an elder brother studying here in the same school. Their livelihood is depended entirely on the salary of his father and the small income of his mother which did not fetch much for the family. Seeing the genuine case of Tenzin, he was accepted into the Village under destitute category on 1st March 2018 until he completes grade XII. His father was relieved when Tenzin was accepted, he returned home town happy with the knowledge that his son is now in safe hands and he will receive proper education. He lives in home no.11 with 30 other children under the care of a foster mother. He is attending class VI. Maths is his best subject. Football is his best game. He also likes readying books in English.
Born in the remote region of Kapan village, Nepal. Her parents are poor peasants whose source of livelihood is a small plot of land which barely yielded enough to keep body and soul together. Life is a continued struggle filled with despair and hardships. They struggled hard to bring up Pema Dolma and their siblings and provide them with a proper standard of living.
With the recommendation from the Welfare Office, Pema was admitted into TCV School in March 2017. She has adjusted well with the new environment here. She lives in our home number 11 with 24 other children under the care of a foster mother. She attends Kindergarten this year. She has made a couple of new friends both in the home and class.
11 years old girl, born in Kharsa village, Tawang a very remote place where there is no proper school and hospital for both children and adults. Her parents are Tibetan by origin but they are used to with their native language that the children in that place can not speak Tibetan language. On top, there is no Tibetan school to attend for the Tibetan children in that area.
Seeing the great danger of looking our own language and tradition, the Welfare Office of that Settlement approached help from TCV and accepted Cheeme along with 10 children from that area this year. Who have made tedious journey by foot, by elephant, by boat, by train, by bus and finally they reached TCV Dharamsala. Cheeme was thrilled and adjusted very well and has made a couple of friends. She feels very lucky to have the opportunity to attend the school and learn many new things around. She is attending class IV in the junior section this year. She lives in our home number 11 with 25 other children under the loving care of a foster mother.
Tenzin was admitted into the TCV School when she was six years and five months old. She was admitted under destitute category from Spiti Village, which is located in Himachal Pradesh and it is very close with Indo- Chinese borders.
Tenzin’s parents are farmers. Farming in Spiti village is not very easy like other places in India because of very less rainfall for the irrigation. They work very hard to get the water from the melted snow. During the winter, most of the roads to Spiti Village get disconnected due to heavy snow fall.
She has two elder brothers and one younger brother living with the parents. Chhuckit is happy to be here in this new school, but she always look forward to see her family soon. Yellow is her favorite color. Currently studying in class I in the junior section this year. She lives home no 25 along with other 24 children of different age group. TCV will extend support to Tenzin Chhuckit till grade XII.
7 years old Tenzin’s one of the new comers from Tibet. He was born to a peasant family in Ngalam village. His parents are working on a collective farm and it’s very difficult for them. Owing to many other reasons like this his parents decided to send Tenzin over to India to get good education and grew up peacefully with a strong sense of love and compassion under the guidance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Tenzin’s parents sent him accompanied with one of their relatives to Nepal via Dam border. His relatives in Nepal helped him to get enrolled in the two Reception Centre of Nepal and Dharamsala. Later He was immediately admitted into TCV School under the category of New Children from Tibet.
He is living in our home number 12 with 27 other children under the loving care of a foster mother. He is attending class II in the junior section. He loves making friends.
Tanzin was admitted into the TCV School, when she was seven years She was admitted under destitute category from Spiti Village. Spiti Village is located in Himachal Pradesh and it is very close with Indo- Chinese borders. People living in Spiti have a sense of compassion and the spirit of Buddhism is deeply rooted in their soul.
Tanzin’s parents are farmers and it was difficult for them to provide better education and future for their only child. She’s happy to be here and always look forward to see her family soon.
She’s studying in class II and living in TCV home no 23 along with other 24 children of different age group. Pink is her favorite color. TCV Will extend support to Tanzin Kunzang till grade XII.
Tsering lost his father at a very tender age, who was a laborer and was the only bread earner of the family. He died owing to prolonged illness in December 2016 leaving behind Tsering and his elder brother and his mother under very difficult situation. However, his mother played a very important role in his life bringing him and his brother with a strong sense of love of both parents.
The Nepal Tibetan Representative recommended Tsering Sherpa’s case to the TCV for admission. Considering his genuine case, he was granted admission into this Village on 1st March 2018 He is now living in home number 5 with 30 other children under the loving care of a foster mother. He is attending Kindergarten and loves playing with his friends.
10 year old who belongs to a peasant family from a very remote place called Sindhupalchok, Nepal border. The people in this area are very simple and most of them survive their life by doing a simple seasonal farming which is not enough to meet the daily needs. On the top the family had lost their home and property during the April 2015 earthquake.
The parents approached the Welfare Office of their native place to provide a support for the admission of their son Phur Sangbu Sherpa into TCV School. By understanding the case genuinely Phur Sangbu Sherpa was accepted, he lives in home 18 with 29 other children under the care of a foster mother. He is attending Kindergarten this year. He likes reading and also drawing. Green is his favorite color and basket ball is his best game.
13 years old from Jampaling Tibetan Camp in Pokhara, Nepal. She’s attending class VII this year. Tenzin’s father is a carpenter and her mother a housewife. The family has 5 siblings and she is the middle one. The father being the only earning member in the family and is not sufficient to make both the ends of the family. The parents are facing difficulty in educating Tenzin and her brothers and sisters. They approached TCV for help. Seeing the genuine case of the family, Tenzin was admitted on Feb 28, 2018.
Tenzin studied till class VI in Lekshedh Secondary school in Nepal. Science is her best subject. She is aiming to be a doctor for her future career. She likes reading English story books and also likes both Tibetan and English songs. She lives in home number 5 with 29 other children under the care of a foster mother.
Born in the remote region of Bomdila, India both parents are poor peasants whose source of livelihood is a small plot of land which barely yielded enough to keep body and soul together. They struggled hard to bring up Tenzin and their 3 siblings and provide them with a proper standard of living. Under such difficult circumstances, they were compelled to approach the Tibetan Settlement Office of their locality for necessary help and support. With the recommendation from the Settlement Office, Tenzin was eventually admitted into the Tibetan Children’s Village in March 2018. He’s living in home number 16 with 31 other children under the care of a foster mother. Basket ball is his best game.
Roll No: 01/12357/17
Date of Birth: July 4, 2005
Very sweet and an adorable 13 year. Her family has 2 children. Her father deserted the whole family and leaves nothing for her mother to take care of the 2 children. Her mother went through heavy depression and became seriously mentally disturbed. In order to get relief from the sufferings she then started taking alcohol with every single penny that she gets. She remained out of control and has been taken under the care of rehabilitation center. Unfortunately, the mother passed away due to liver problem in December 2016.
The Welfare Office of the locality referred Dorji’s case to the Children’s Village. She was granted immediate admission in March 2017. Her elder brother is in Bhutan taking care of her old and ailing grandmother. Dorji has adjusted and feels very fortunate to have found a Second home where she has many brothers and sisters and lots of friends. She’s studying in class VII and lives in home number 39. English is her best subject, she likes songs, readying story book, skipping and drawing. Chicken noodle is her favorite dish.
Sixteen year old boy who comes from a remote place Bomdila of Arunachal Pradesh State. The people of Bomdila survive their life by doing a simple seasonal farming.
His parents approached their local welfare office for help towards the education of their son Phurpu and was promptly admitted into this School, he is enjoying all the good facilities and education which he literally deserves.
Phurpu is attending class X in the senior section this year. He lives in our boy hostel with 82 other senior boys under the loving care of a hostel warden. Basketball is his favorite game. English is his best subject.
7 year old Tenzin joined the TCV family in May 2013 after his father appealed to the TCV head office for his only son due to hardships in the family. Tenzin parents are divorced a year after his birth and since then he was cared and nurtured by his father who does petty seasonal business on the streets of Kerala for his livelihood.
Parting was very difficult and painful for both as Tenzin Jampa hardly let go of his father. His father is happy that he left him under TCV care for the betterment of his son. He has adjusted remarkably in the baby home with 19 other children under the loving care of 8 foster mothers till February 2018. In March this year he was shifted to home number 13. Being smallest child in the home, he is loved by all the children. He is attending class II in the junior section and is making good progress. Any assistance in his upbringing and education in the Village will be highly appreciated.
Born in the Ngapring province in the eastern Tibet. Her parents are both simple farmers and grow seasonal crops on their small plot of land. They have to do backbreaking labour on the fields the whole day long and the meager harvest from the land was not enough to support the family.
Tenzin was sent over to India through one of their relatives and was admitted into the Children’s Village in 2006. Happy with the knowledge that she is now in safe hands to receive proper care and education, the relative returned back to Tibet to join his family.
Tenzin Youdon has grown fully accustomed to the life here in the Children’s Village. She has found “a home away from home” . She is very bright and hard working girl. Currently she is attending class XII Commerce Stream in our branch school at TCV Bylakuppe and is making steady progress in her studies. We need urgent help towards the education of this young needy girl Tenzin Youdon.
16 years old girl, born to a very simple family here in Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh. Tenzin’s father earns his living as a helper in one of the Gas Agent Office here in Dharamsala. Her mother is running a petty business of artificial jewelry on the street of Mcleod Ganj. Unfortunately, the income of her parents hardly helps them cover their living cost and educational expenses of Tenzin Kunsang and her younger sister. The parent faces lot of difficulty taking care of their children and approached the TCV School for support.
Tenzin Kunsang was admitted in March 2013. She’s attending class XI Arts stream in the senior section this year. Over the past 5 years, she has grown tall and strong and is happily involved in the school curriculum and activities. She lives in our home 29 with 31 senior girls under the loving care of a foster mother’. She is very soft spoken by nature. She is very friendly and gets along well with her friends..
9 years old born to a very simple family settled in a very remote area in Mukto, Tawang District, Arunachal Pradesh State, India. His parents works as a laborers and with the meager income they are living below the poverty line and hence not in a position to send Sangey to a school. They approached the TCV for help and He was accepted on 6th March 2015 under destitute category. TCV will extend support to Sangey till he completes school. He loves reading Tibetan books and drawing. Cricket is his best game. He lives in our home number 10 with 29 other children under the loving care of a foster mother. He is attending class III in the junior section this year.
Tanzin was admitted into the TCV School, when she was 6 years and 2 months old. She was admitted under destitute category from Spiti Village in Himachal Pradesh, India. both parents are farmers. Farming in Spiti village is not very easy like other places in India because of very less rainfall for the irrigation. They work very hard to get the water from the melted snow. During the winter, most of the roads to Spiti Village get disconnected due to heavy snow fall.
She has two elder brothers and one younger brother living with the parents. She is a patient of Cerebral Palsy by birth. She is under physiotherapy treatment. Chhonzom is happy to be here in this school, but she always look forward to see her family soon. Red is her favorite color. She is currently studying in Kindergarten and living in TCV home no 24 along with other 27 children of different age group.