This project is to help 74 households in two impoverished Tibetan villages to build 74 pigsties. The overarching goal of this project is to help the local villagers to increase self-reliance and income by selling surplus pork and keeping swine away from damaging crops; to improve household and village sanitation by keeping swine in separate clean sties.
Funds needed: $19,208(121,010rmb)
This project is to give training for both men and women in these villages (Yondrub, Dongwei Village, Chamri, Gyalyi, Drughar) to discuss health issues and share each other’s knowledge about health openly to help the local people to encourage each other for looking after themselves and help prevent themselves from getting fetal disease and sickness in the future. In addition, medical check also will be be provided for females to heal the small health problems, and to encourage the ones who have heavy and serious symptom to go for further treatment.
Funds needed: $13,055.92 (83,072.5rmb)
This project is to buy 745 books, 363 Tibetan books, 173 English books and 209 Chinese books. Niandu School already has Chinese books and some Tibetan books donated by Gesang Meiduo Organization. However, the Tibetan books and Chinese books they have do not fit the students’ level.The purpose of this project is to improve the students’ study level, promote gender equality by providing the same materials for both girls and boys, and create access to more information on a variety of educational topics.
The New Zealand Embassy funded this project
This project is to buy 675 books, including 415 Tibetan books, 205 Chinese Books, 55 English Books; 3 book shelves, 5 tables, 10 chairs, 4 LCD-projectors, and 20 teaching VCDs, for Gser lung Junior Middle School in Gser lung Township. Aiming to provide rich learning and teaching conditions for both teachers and students; to increase the rate of students passing examinations; to improve local students’ educational levels meanwhile ensuring that the female students’ higher chances of getting higher education; to reduce families financial burden and increase the number of students’ enrollment. .
Funds needed: $6,393(40,360rmb)
This project is to buy 58 solar panels for 58 households in Budu Village to provide enough electricity to the 58 families in Budu Village, increasing the students’ study time at night and making it possible to watch TV during their spare time. It will also decrease the amount of money spent on candles, flashlight batteries and butter lamps.
Funds needed: $9,710.52 (61,118rmb)
This project is to provide 493 Tibetan, 450 Chinese, 347 English books, and 230 cartoon books and storybooks to Wenle Orphanage in Shang Zhuang Village. The overarching goals of this project is to improve the quality of education and to increase the students’ interests in study; to expand the student’s knowledge, which is helpful for their entrance exams of middle schools; and to reduce financial pressure that comes from money spent on buying books.
Funds needed: $4,515 (28,418rmb)
This project is to hire 50 villagers for a 17-day employment contract to collect the garbage throughout Kawagebo sacred pilgrimage route; giving financial assistance to the villagers, and more importantly protecting the environment of the sacred mountain. 100 locally-made bamboo baskets will be left on the trees along the sacred route. Additionally, the villagers will bring saplings back to the home village, and grow them on the barren mountainsides, where the pine trees were logged down for various reasons.
Funds needed: $13,760 (89,000rmb)
This project is to buy 15 cows for the 15 poorest households in order to improve the health, education and living conditions of the villagers in Xunwa Village.
Funds needed: $6,080 (41,500rmb)
This project is to empower more Tibetan women to write their life stories, ideas, and to value education. An additional goal of this project is to encourage more people to value women’s education on the Tibetan Plateau.
Youth Group from Vienna funded this project