Volunteering With Young Children

By Graham and Kristy Henderson The children still talk about the Chinese government. At first, they asked why the Chinese government was so mean to the Tibetans, why didn’t they like Tibetans.  As their understanding grew, they incorporated the story into their games. Sitting in our hotel room one night, they dressed up in “monk […]

German Teacher at Lha

Volunteer name: Angela West-Sharma Volunteer job at Lha: German Teacher at Lha By Angela West-Sharma “Do you meditate? Do you practise meditation?” The question of the young Tibetan, who caught me at the Temples Kora, walking the wrong direction (not clockwise) and patiently answering my questions about buddhism, struck me and made me smile. Yes indeed,

Medical Students Group from Louisiana

In July 2016, Lha hosted 12 medical students from Louisiana State University. Led by Professor Neil Guidry, the group visited Tibetan medical centres in Dharamshala to get more exposure to the Tibetan medical system. At Delek Hospital, Dr Tenzin Desel spoke to them about Tibetan medical perceptions and the prevailing common diseases in the Tibetan […]

Cultural Exchange Groups in the month of July

Lha hosted five different student groups from America who participated in our cultural exchange programme. Rustic Pathways came with three different student groups in July, each group staying in McLeod Ganj for a week to learn about the Tibetan community. For three of those days they helped Lha students to improve their English. Lha hosted […]

Fundraising Event at Lha

On Saturday July 9, Lha hosted a fundraising barbeque. This was open to all, and was organised and funded by Lha volunteers Karol Hewlet and Paulina Wrotynska, who are from Poland and currently studying in Denmark. Despite the rain, around one hundred people showed up to support the event. Karol and Paulina’s week of preparation […]

Parents Workshop on Early Literacy Development

Lha charitable Trust and the Institute for Social Work and Education, in collaboration with The Tibet Fund, held a workshop for Tibetan parents, Early Literacy Development. Around 42 parents of children from Yonling day school and Rogpa Baby Care Centre attended the event which took place on July 5, 2016 in Lha’s Ahimsa Hall. The […]