ORGANIZATIONS WE SUPPORT
Our involvement in India began even before TFI was formally established. Tom Nazario, traveled to India as a part of a UN team in 1999 and was inspired to create TFI from what he saw there. One of the biggest problems India faces is access to education, particularly for girls. Moreover, TFI was compelled to take action when they seen the struggles of the refugees from Tibet.
In India, TFI have supported schools, education-based centers, organizations the support the Tibetan refugee community, and programs that provide routes out of poverty for low-income communities. Below it is specified as to what each institution’s objective is.
- Provides Education for Impoverish Children: Zilla Parishad, Khalsa, and Sanskar Kendra
- Give Support and Education to Disabled Children (Work to reduce stigma): Harmony through Education and Tabitha Enabling Academy
- Provides Vocational Skills to need-based communities: Sirjana Institute and Swati Kanak Durga Center
- Supports Tibetan Refugee Community and Impoverished Groups: Tibetan Children’s Village, Tibetan Delek Hospital, and Lha Charitable Trust
- Supports Street Beggars and Day-Labors’ Children with Educational Access: Tong-Len Charitable Trust
- Provide Education and Leadership Opportunities to Children from Nagaland Rural Area: YouthNet
- TFI also sponsors the education of three children in India.