The Tibetan Children’s Village (TCV) was created over 50 years ago. TCV objective was to meet the needs of incoming refugee children escaping China/Tibet to come Dharamsala, India, where His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama still lives in exile.
When TFI’s Founder, Tom Nazario was in India as part of a UN delegation that’s when TFI learned of TCV schools. Through the UN delegation team, Tom reported stories the Tibetan children. There he learned why these children were coming, often alone, into India. When TFI was founded in 2007, TCV was one of the first programs we wanted to support.
We understand the number of children coming to India has declined in recent years, perhaps due in part to fewer Tibetan families in China having the money to pay the guides that send their children over the Himalayas. Those who have grown up under the care of TCV receive a sound education and are able to aid in preserving the history, language, and cultural identity of the Tibetan people.
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