Derge school

Thanks to our supporters, we manage to help the school in Derge, Tibet, by giving children the opportunity to continue learning Tibetan, and studying other subjects that they need in order to become responsible adults.

Since 2005 we have supported the school in Derge (in the north-west of Sichuan Province, in the central part of the Tibetan region that was once known as ‘Kham’). Here, thanks to long-distance sponsorship we have supported over 100 children, who have received food, clothes, school materials and medical care from ASIA and its supporters.

Most important, since 2009 children have been able to move to a completely new school, and therefore get better living conditions.

Furthermore, thanks to long-distance sponsorship we have helped the poorest children cover their expenses for school, medical care, food and accommodation.
Finally, the quality of teaching has improved, with the introduction of new subjects such as Maths, English and Chinese, in addition to those that children were already studying (Tibetan literature and history, traditional Buddhist texts and Geography).

We need your help, too, in order to continue raising responsible Tibetan adults. Choose long-distance sponsorship!

This project is based on individual support: the supporter distance sponsors a child or a monk, with whom he/she can create a real and personal relationship through correspondence and travel to the place where the child or monk lives.

We have worked here since 2005:

  • In 2009 we finished building a new school
  • We provide each child with school materials, food, primary medical care, and clothes.

 Many children need our and your help…

Together, we must continue providing:

• food
• heating
• medical care
• school materials
• clothes

Children living in Derge school need our help. Choose long-distance sponsorship now!

In 2002 Chempo Sonam, an abbot at Gonchen Monastery in Derge who worried about the cultural impoverishment of the region and wished to preserve its traditional culture and teachings, started hosting in the monastery some children from the poorest nomadic families of the surrounding villages.

Helped by two teachers, he offered these children basic education. A building that had been partially destroyed during the Cultural Revolution was used as their school, and that is how Derge primary school was created in the first place.

Children’s school days follow the habits of the monks: they wake up early in the morning, and have breakfast with yak butter and tsampa (barley flour and butter).

During the morning, they usually repeat texts by heart and do writing exercises.

The oldest children take care of the youngest by helping them in their homework and housework.

Tibetan performances with dances and songs are organized periodically, in order to preserve and hand-down the ancient traditions.

It only takes 80 cents a day to cover the basic needs of a child, if you think about it… It is less than the cost of a cup of coffee.

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