T.E.R.A. – the Tibetan Education & Relief Association including Himalayan Communities, Registered Charity no. 802974 – has been making a difference to the lives of people in Tibet, India, and Nepal since 1986. T.E.R.A. provides pooled sponsorship for the health, welfare and education of people from multi-ethnic backgrounds living in the most impoverished Himalayan communities. The charity’s volunteers meet their own expenses, so 100% of your donation goes directly to its projects and benefits those in most need – maximum value for your donation!
In a highly-restricted remote area of Tibet, T.E.R.A. supports a part-time health clinic, which it has refurbished to a better level of functionality to allow more families better access to healthcare. T.E.R.A. has also funded the building of a school with local eco-friendly materials, where the children from its sponsored families benefit from schooling up to the age of 13. Your donation helps to support over 70 nomadic Tibetan Drokpa families living in harsh conditions, especially in winter.
In Nepal T.E.R.A. is sponsoring the education, health and welfare of 13 impoverished Nepalese Gurung, Tamang, Magar, Newar, Chhetri, Tamu and Sherpa children. The children also receive extracurricular English lessons from the retired Head of the English Department of a highly reputable school in Kathmandu – she gives her time freely, so that they may achieve a high standard of English education for a better start in life, and greater employment opportunities after leaving school. T.E.R.A. is focused more than ever on enabling children to become well-educated, as a skilled population is vital to the recovery of Nepal after the devastating earthquakes in 2015. A whole month’s school fees for one child cost £18 (avg) per month, and T.E.R.A.’s aim is to increase sponsorship to 100 children every year.
In India, T.E.R.A. sponsors the health and welfare of 11 Indian families, its Representative and his assistant, and two elderly Tibetans (and others when aid is needed) in a remote, impoverished Indian community. The families include households of single mothers living alone with children (sometimes up to five people living in one room), because of abandonment or very little support due to severe family health issues or bereavement. T.E.R.A. also helped with the building of separate outside toilets for people in the same community, which enabled them to apply for food coupons in order to feed their families.
£20 sponsors a family for a whole year, so your donation will go a long way!
PLEASE NOTE: T.E.R.A. is actively seeking funds to support its established and ongoing projects, which are its priorities for the foreseeable future. It is not able to grant funds to other organisations or individuals, so you will not receive a reply to an unsolicited request for funding. Thank you.