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 Patron: His Holiness the Dalai Lama Registered Charity No. 294761


“Our children are the successors of a great people and are the future seeds of Tibet”

                                                                                 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama

One of the world’s most precious cultures is under thread of extinction. Your assistance towards a
Tibetan child’s education will not only give a dispossessed child a real chance in life but also, help
towards the preservation of Tibetan culture. In 1986, the Tibetan Community in Britain established
the Tibetan Refugee Charitable Trust which is a registered with Charity Commission in UK with the
following objectives:

•    To advance the education of Tibetan refugee children
•    To preserve and promote the cultural heritage of Tibet through study, research and publications
•    To relieve poverty and hardship amongst Tibetans in exile

The Tibetan Refugee Charitable Trust administers sponsorship scheme for needy Tibetan children in
India through the Department of Education of Tibetan Government in Exile and hundreds of Tibetan
children in India and Nepal have already benefited from the sponsorship scheme. We have many valuable
sponsors who have been sponsoring for over twenty years and their generosity has made great
differences to many Tibetan children’s lives. But there are more children who still need your help and
support likeTsering Lhamo and Wangmo.

 Tsering Lhamo

How can I help?

You can make a real difference by sponsoring a Tibetan child to attend school and provide him/her

with some general education in an environment of traditional Tibetan culture. The Sponsorship costs

no more than £15 a month.

What will my money pay for?

Your money will be paid to the school to cover your children’s education, food, healthcare and lodging.

If a child is living at home, some of the money is given to the child’s parents to buy uniforms and books etc.

How long does sponsorship last?

Children would normally start school at the age of five, but in many cases they start later because first

they have to find a sponsor. Children are normally sponsored until they finish school at 18 years old.

You are free to withdraw at any time if your circumstances change. On the other hand you can continue

sponsoring if your child goes on to college. Sponsorship of a college student costs differs from college to


Will I receive progress reports?

Yes, the Department of Education will collect reports from various schools and will send to us and the

sponsorship secretary will forward them to the respective sponsors.


Can I write to my child?

Yes, your encouragement will be very important. Your child may come from a poor family struggling to

survive and not able to give each child all the support they need. Your child will write to you too. All letters

are sent through the Department of Education who then send them on to the school. You will be sent

details of how to get in touch with your child as soon as you have committed to sponsorship.


The Tibetan Refugee Charitable Trust ( Reg No. 294761)

Lloyds Bank Plc,105 Station Road, Edgware, Middlesex HA8 7JL

Sort code: 30-98-07 Account Number: 00241105

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If you wish to donate in cheque, please send it to:

Mr Tenzin Phurbu

TRCT Sponsorship Secretary

c/o 47b Tavistock Avenue


E17 6HP

If you wish to speak with us, please call on 07889 039187

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