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 children, families and the elderly from multi-ethnic backgrounds living in the most impoverished Himalayan communities.
T.E.R.A.’s Executive Members accept no salary and pay for their own expenses, so 100% of your donation goes directly to 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 by providing funds for instruments, medicines, and a nurse’s salary at the clinic – this means that more families can now have access to vital healthcare. T.E.R.A. also sponsored 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 donations help to support over 70 nomadic Tibetan Drokpa families who live in harsh conditions, especially in winter, and who have difficulties in accessing help for their basic needs.
In Nepal, T.E.R.A. is sponsoring the education, health and welfare of 33 impoverished Nepalese Gurung, Tamang, Magar, Newar, Chhetri, Tamu and Sherpa children. Sponsorship enables the children to have greater employment and further-education opportunities after leaving school. The importance of a well-educated, skilled population is vital to Nepal, and even more so in its recovery after the devastating earthquakes of 2015. A whole month’s school fees for one child are £20 (avg) per month, and our aim is to increase sponsorship to 100 children every year.
In a remote, impoverished community in northern India, T.E.R.A. sponsors the health and welfare of 15 Indian families, our Representative and assistant, an elderly Tibetan and others when aid is needed. The families include households of single mothers living alone with children (sometimes up to 5 people living in one room), because of abandonment or very little support due to severe family health issues or bereavement. T.E.R.A. has 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. Every £20 you donate helps to support a family for a whole 12 months, so your donations 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 please do not send unsolicited requests for funding. Thank you.