In Tibet we have built and still support Golok school. Thanks to our long-distance sponsorship project, at present 291 female children have access to an adequate standard of living and education. In the surrounding area over 75% of local women cannot either read or write.
In 1996 Jigmed Gyaltsen, a monk at the renowned Ragya Monastery in Golok prefecture, built a new school where only male children could learn both ancient religious traditions and new disciplines. In order to guarantee fair opportunities in this area where 75% of females are still illiterate, we have built a female school. Its four buildings include classrooms, one kitchen, three dormitories and one canteen.
Nowadays 533 female students attend our school, where they learn by memorizing and debating — that’s the monks’ method.
We started our long-distance sponsorship project in July 2007. Thanks to our supporters, almost 300 female children have the opportunity to get an adequate education and standard of living.
The sponsorship covers all children’s expenses (school supplies, books, basic health care), as well as ordinary and extraordinary maintenance of the buildings. Help future women by supporting a Tibetan female child.