The Tibetan Education & Relief Association, including
Himalayan Communities (TERA) - registered
charity number 802974, established 1986 -
has long-standing projects in the Himalayan communities of Tibet, India,
and Nepal, where we provide sponsorship for children’s education,
and the health and welfare of impoverished people from multi-ethnic backgrounds.
a highly-restricted remote area of Tibet we support a health clinic, and
have also funded the building of a school where we provide sponsorship
to help children with their schooling up to the age of 13. Overall, we
help over 70 nomadic Tibetan Drokpa families.
In Nepal we currently sponsor the education, health and welfare of 15
impoverished Nepalese Tamang, Nawari, and Sherpa children; however, the
numbers fluctuate and we would like to sponsor 100 children every year.
The children also receive extra-curricular English lessons from a top
Nepali teacher, who gives her time freely so that they may achieve a high
standard of English education for a better start in life. TERA
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
In India, TERA
sponsors the health, welfare and education of eleven Indian families,
our Co-ordinator and his assistant, two elderly Tibetans, and others when
needed. The families include Indian mothers who have either been abandoned
or left unsupported due to severe family health issues. TERA
has helped with the building of separate outside toilets for some of the
poorest Indian communities, thus enabling them to apply for food coupons
and feed their families.
Our small group of unpaid volunteers meet their own expenses,
so every penny of your donation goes directly to our projects and benefits
those in most need.
Please view the TERA Constitution